The Wedge features a prominent band of corrugated metal siding, consistent with the galvanized metal garden beds at its urban farm home. The distinct burnt-orange trim band also mirrors the redwood framing of the garden beds. The undulating rows of the siding also reflect the farm’s raised planting rows, while it’s edgy, urban look fits well among its West Oakland neighbors.
The metal siding used is produced by ASC Building Products and can be purchased at Economy Lumber.
Consisting of more than 70% recycled materials, Boral TruExterior Siding was the perfect choice for the Wedge. It is manufactured with a combination of polymers and fly-ash which make it extremely durable and resistant to rot or splitting. It can be sawn or routed with conventional wood-working tools, and may be painted with any latex-based paint. For more information, click here to visit their website.
Boral TruExterior Siding is available locally at Truitt & White in Berkeley.
The bold entry door with sidelight and the two featured windows on the front face of the Wedge are a few of the recycled treasures we discovered at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Oakland. The ReStore offers gently used furniture, appliances, and building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price.