Check out this gorgeous build by Sam, in Quebec. He writes “There isn’t pre-made cement boards available in Quebec, Canada so we used Hardiebacker that we cut and painted ourselves. As for the wood, it’s cedar planks that I’ve burnt with a roof torch, brushed and then applied a natural tung oil for maximum protection.” He also writes “…[the] neighbors are jealous. :)”
Rightly so! This is an amazing build. I love the finishing on the underside of the soffit (don’t forget to vent!) and the burned/ oiled finish on the vertical siding boards.