We started on the rafters today. Got the beach-found ridgeboard up. Started the rafters… but Hyatt had other matters to attend to, and the combined efforts of me and Havard had a hard time figuring out where to cut the bird’s mouth(CENTER, not edge… oy vey) But we got it started and we should be able to knock out the rest of the rafters tomorrow. I found some junction boxes too, so we’ll be able to start the wiring tomorrow.
Yes, it is a steep roof, thankyou for asking.It’s a 12/12 pitch.
It had to be that steep for two reasons. First, the steeper we have, the more room in the loft we have. The loft is recessed down a good 6 inches, so we’ll actually have about four and a half feet of height up there. Second, we got a window to put in the gable end. The window is relatively big, so we had to bring the roof up to give us room for it.
It’s a great window. Brand new. It was used as a show display model for the window company. Something to prop up on a desk to show to clients. Which is good for two reasons. First, it’s small. Second, it has a lovely leather wrapped handle for carrying it! That shall be used again indeed.
Lastly, we started collecting pallets and getting the slats off to use as siding. They’re about 5 inches wide by 3/4 deep, and 4 feet long, so they should work nicely. They take a lot longer to dissasemble than I expected though. So go the days of our lives. Peace. -Ted