To retain as much of the character of the original 1926 home as possible, I decided to use cypress wood shakes from the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association for the siding on the Kuppersmith Project house.

Since each shake had to be cut around windows, doors, and other obstacles, then nailed up one at a time, installing wood shakes takes more time than other siding materials; but the end result was well worth it.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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