One thing I was VERY careful to do when I put the plywood on the roof was NOT to put screws right at the edge of each rafter. I had a Plan. (This one worked.) Continue reading pinning it down, tacking it up
So the rafters do a GREAT job of holding up the roof, except for along the edges because there’s no rafter there, but that’s where the top of the walls hold up the roof, except they don’t extend past the end walls, & what I’m babbling about here is the part where the corners of the roof kinda sag a bit. Continue reading alas, fail
Above: the problem!
Below: the solution! Continue reading roof: the director’s cut
but she’s READY
posting unlocked because everyone gets to see this, real time
not gonna do any more construction posts til after I get home, because I am p00ped
but she GOES
she rides SO SMOOTH, brakes cleanly with no wobbling. i took her over a cattle grate at 60 & she shook … a little bit.
after much deliberation, & with many thanks to Diane Duane, she has been named Tyrava.
we pull out Friday.
Hey Siliconshaman LOOK I remembered to mark the edges before I took the hinges off! (for which i MOST PROFOUNDLY thank you) Continue reading congratulations, it’s a door!
I wasn’t feeling up to working on the roof today & everything’s still wet from the snow yesterday anyway, so it was a wall day.
& I was kicking ass until I ran out of screws.
Still, it’s more wall done, a bit closer to being able to put in the door. I’ll take it.
In the meantime, have some cool wood grain pics.
This was posted originally to, a little over a week ago.
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I’ve been letting Major Tom come outside with me every so often while I’m working on the tinker’s wagon; it’s not baby bunny season, he’s staying close to the house, & anyway he’s a quick little (big) shit & I can’t always catch him on the way out the door. Continue reading a very Halpful tomcat
Above is a picture of the side of the roof I wanted to get housewrap over today! Note that there is a tarp over it! Which I did NOT want to take all the way back off, because bugger that for a lark! Continue reading stapling flappy things in the wind
Because of the rafters, I needed more than sixteen feet of roof. To be precise, as seen above, I needed sixteen feet & 20.5 inches of roof, so that’s what I cut.
That piece went on the back section of the roof, & the rest of that sheet of plywood went along the side, which is enough to cover nearly the entire roof. Continue reading the continuing saga of Roof