Sunday, November 26, 2006

Well, finishing the sheathing on that dormer took waaaay longer than expected, but it's done. I have the drip edges and a couple rows of felt down (no pics)

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Progress Continues...

Almost done with the sheathing...

Added fly rafters, lookouts, and finished the dormer rake wall
Skys this clear make for cold mornings and icy lumber...

Thursday, November 23, 2006


Just some more pics now that the sun is out.

weird blue stuff...

Monday, November 13, 2006


Well I have the rafters up. The missing rafter is where a gable dormer will go...maybe. ( just for practice)
The pictures are dark because it's dark @ 5:30 !!@^&%@. Photoshop does wonders though


Saturday, November 11, 2006

Board and Batten Siding Cut

Well I've added yet another pile of lumber. 1" hemlock that will be used for the siding on the shed. The far pile has about 800 board feet of siding. Since everything is green, and hemlock tends to check alot as it dries, I'll be putting on vertical board and batten siding. This will allow for movement as the siding dries, and the vertical checking will shed water instead of holding it. This may be the last pics for awhile because my camera is starting to fail from a bad lens motor ( a well know "feature" of this model :-()

This is whats left of a pile of logs after you make siding. Lovely isn't it, just call me Billybob. Although, I have to say, I've used almost all of the trees that were moved to make way for the driveway.
This is why you don't leave the bark on logs all summer... worms! Fortunately only one log was infested.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Two more walls

Two more walls :-) It's going a little slow because of the fact that I'm using the rough cut lumber. For each wall I've had to use the mill to trim all of the boards to the same width. It works great, it's just one more step.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Finally building up, instead of knocking down

I'ts been snowing, raining and dark... but I'm still getting stuff done ( Dan!) A 16x12 "shed" to store all my crap for the winter. The foundation is actually 2 - 16' 6x6 rails, so I can move this later. Once I raised one of the 8' walls, I realized this thing will be as big the "house" on the property next to me :-)
Bah... a only a dusting

I knew all that sawdust from the mill would be useful ...

short walls, with doors, tomorrow :-)