The latest step on the pantry construction was to do the preliminary work on getting the doorway cut from what will be the kitchen into the pantry.
The first part of this was to remove the siding from that area. (The pantry is added on to what was once an outside wall of the house.)
Our house is sided in fiber cement board which is NOT easy to work with. It didn't go up easily, and it sure didn't come off easily. We used this particular type of siding because it's fire-proof . . . but definitely not hard labor-proof!
Hubby first cut the shape of the door through the siding with a circular saw equipped with a special blade.
Cutting through this stuff makes a tremendous amount of dust and grit, and smells bad to boot.
Then getting the siding off the wall proved to be an arduous task accompanied by lots of vocal mumblings and grumblings.
I think I see real possibilities for the beginning of a Halloween costume here.
Finally done and area vacuumed and vacuumed and vacuumed to remove all of the dust and debris.
Next the window gets popped out (oh, if it would only go that easily) and inserted in the outer pantry wall.
6 hours ago