Tuesday, April 22, 2014

We'll soon have the weather shut out...

All the roof sheathing is now on and we were pleasantly surprised at how neatly and painlessly the roof sections fitted together without any problem. That left corner post and beam that look redundant at this point will eventually support a pergola for grapes or kiwis.


          Kents brought the roofing supplies out
         on their boom truck         
         which allowed all those heavy bundles
        of asphalt shingles
        to be lifted up to be ready to work with
on the roof.

First the skylights had to go in on the porch roof. This is to allow more light into the bedroom behind the deck and will be nice for the deck also. After all the fiddley waterproofing was done, the rest of that roof section and valley were shingled pretty quickly.

    On the back side of the wing bedroom Ben is figuring out the best way to seal the new and old roof together.                                 

Monday, April 14, 2014

Well Spring has finally shown up...sort of...here and there...
The ice storm was much worse than the one at Christmas, our yard was littered with big branches from the linden trees and we lost a huge old spruce and most of the old willows came crashing down. It was several hours work with a chain saw guy to get it all chunked up for firewood.

The indoor work is coming along, where the wall between the 2 bedrooms is now gone and the stud walls in place for the new bathroom and pantry. This (left) is the pantry space, and below is the new half bathroom to the right. The missing strip in the floor is where the wall used to be, but we can patch in some oak flooring .

Outside this week is more foggy, rainy blah weather but the guys are on the roof anyway.
More of the roof and mud room is covered and today they are framing up and covering the deck roof.

Today I am working on the shelving that will go in the pantry.

I love my biscuit joiner ! The shelving unit will have a fixed shelf in the middle and 3 or 4 movable shelves on pegs. This is one of  2 units. The next step is a pine face frame.