Well, it's been a month since I last updated my progress on the shop. Gotten quite a bit done since then. The exterior is done save for front and rear steps. I need to find time to lay a brick pad to bring the steps down onto first though. A brick sidewalk to the front door will come later.
As much as I'd like to say that the siding is pit-sawn cedar clapboards, time and money constraints, along with me wanting the exterior to be fairly maintenance free (I'm not getting any younger after all) dictated that I used............vinyl siding. Not very 18th century, I know; but neither is the ductless, spit unit heating and cooling system I'll be putting in at a later date. Sometimes practicality trumps authenticity. I'm happy with the look though. From a distance it looks fairly authentic.
What I'm working on now is the flooring. I'm laying down 7" wide pine tongue and groove that I purchased from an Amish mill back in March. I've got about 80% of the first floor done and I like the look but as for installing it, it's definitely not Pergo. Lot's of wedging and pounding to try to get as tight a fit as possible. I'll post some pictures of the floor once it's finished.