Sunday, May 30, 2010

Beginning Framing of Dormer

With all the work we've been doing preparing for the farmer's market, I haven't had as much time to work on the barn, which is a bummer because I am under a time constraint. I need to get those dormers done in a reasonable time, i.e., before the roofers give me a hard time. Then again, they got their money, what do they care?

I did finish framing one of the dormers-note the before and after (the lower pic is the after), not to mention the new fascia. Now that it is framed, I can Tyvek the beast and get the windows in, which we have. On the subject of Tyvek, I was worried that I might have to buy a huge roll (they're 9 feet high) to finish the wrapping, but of course, in steps my Mentor to suggest that I look into finding smaller rolls. Sure enough, they had smaller, cheaper (yay!) ones at Home Depot, so I didn't need to get the big rolls. That's why every real-man in training needs a mentor.

I am tempted to put the siding on now that I'm all set up on that end, but need, of course, to get more supplies, like shiplap pine. Fortunately, now that Britton's has been saved from insolvency by Bethel Mills, I can get wood nearby. I'm thinking I'll do that, because once the standing seam roof is in, I think standing up there will be harder. No more roof jacks, that's for sure. Speaking of roof jacks, now that I've got them, suddenly everyone I know has them and told me I shouldn't have bought them and could have borrowed them, instead. Where were you when I needed you most?

Life can be so unfair, but I'm not complaining.

Until the next time, thanks for reading.

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