Finishing the walls was kinda disappointing. Even though it meant lots of progress it meant starting something new. You just feel like you're becoming good at the stud layout, placing windows and doors etc. and then you change projects. They say that change is as good as a rest (which I firmly believe) but we were just getting into hammering the walls together.
The floor joists went smoothly, took a day for us to nail down. The hardest part was practicing toenailing. We had it mastered though in short order.
The roof rafters started smoothly once we had a template that we could use....the trouble came when we were trying to figure out the valleys and their intersection.
As the week went on, the weather and our progress slid a bit down hill (we still worked just as hard but the day seemed to go too fast and we hadn't accomplished what we thought we would have). We had snow on Wednesday and Thursday. Yesterday was bitter cold and today we woke up to fog and a thin layer of ice on our working surface....up high on the roof. We decided it would be safer to work on solid ground until the ice melted.
This afternoon was very nice for working. We were very grateful for this.
What was that Compound Angle again??
I'm sure this picture doesn't mean much to you but let me tell you, it was a days work for us. Lets just say that it boggled our minds!! Lets just say (to justify how much trouble we had) that we don't think we had the correct tools to make the job go smoothly. Again, the nail puller came in handy. I think we took out more nails than we put in.
If you know Ted, you know that he has a calm and cool disposition when things go wrong. Me, not so much. I must admit, I was pretty frustrated by the end of the day. I think Ted was too though.
Thank goodness we had the compound miter saw. Trying to get the right compound angles to fit our valley beams was a test.
Do I see something starting to come out of the woodwork?
Slowly, the roof started to take shape.
No major casualties as a yet..must be cause we had a lot of wood to knock on.