Archive for June 3rd, 2022

Bathhouse 68

I’m now done with all the coarse work on the roof, and by the time you read this I’ll have been doing the finish work all week.  But as I’ve pointed out before, a lot of that won’t show up well in pictures, and besides I’d rather document the process step by step.  The new section in this picture went very smoothly; it only took me three days to do, and though it has rained several times since then there isn’t a drop under that section, so I guess I did it correctly!  As you can see if you look closely, the main roof deck of this leaf is rectangular, with two wedge-shaped sections to carry water from the edges down onto that rectangular deck.  Now, the next section (which is still open in this picture) was much more difficult, because the bathroom area extends much farther along the wall of the cottage than the other side.  So, I had to come up with a design and build it on the fly as it were, because Grace couldn’t really see from below what had to be done.  But done it is, and you’ll see it next week; by the time the following week rolls around, I hope to be able to show you the finished roof!

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