With the foundation finished, it was time to cover up the walls. This was not a task for drywall or plywood. I wanted a material that would tolerate the potential for moisture and insects. I also wanted it to look good. With that criteria, it’s difficult to find a better option than tongue and groove cedar. There’s an added benefit that tongue and groove can be relatively easily installed by one person. It’s always great to have more than one person but it’s not an absolute requirement. Luckily, I had multiple helpers to speed things along.
The tongue and groove installation started in October and finished the following February. (Keep in mind that we were doing the work only on free weekends.) Also, I’m a bit OCD. As a result, none of the work was what you might call “fast”.