Although this post may look like another side-project, it is actually one of many small steps in order to reach the next stage of the custom build. This stack of wood is cypress, which will be stained and used as exterior trim and a front door for the tiny house. I chose cypress for these applications because it is sustainable and resists bugs and rot similar to cedar.
I purchased the cypress as rough lumber for several reasons. First, it is more cost effective to order the rough lumber as opposed to finished trim. Secondly, I have access through my Dad to the tools for milling the lumber ourselves. And third, by milling the cypress ourselves we can ensure the best yield and quality for the many pieces it will become.