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CARPENTER ANT DAMAGE TO OUR GAZEBO SHED ROOF #1: Discovery of the Damage, Demolishing old roof, & Rebuilding

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 08-29-2009 04:35 PM 3888 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of CARPENTER ANT DAMAGE TO OUR GAZEBO SHED ROOF series Part 2: This is the completed new shed roof. »

I opened the shed door the other day, & discovered water on the floor.

I had just made a new shed door about a year ago.
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I thought the wind had blown water in from under the door.

Then I noticed sawdust on the floor with drip marks coming from above.

I looked up, & saw some funny looking white stuff coating the ceiling up in the corner above the

door. The top plate of the wall studs also had piles of sawdust on it, & ants galore!

Right away I knew I had some work cut out for me.

  • GOOD OLD CARPENTER ANTS!
    A close up view!

    As long as There was so much damage, I decided to tear down, & rebuild the whole roof.

I also changed the roof to a gable end, instead of the old shanty style.

I tried the best I could to blend it into the Gazebo roof.

This project has taken quite a bit of my time, for past couple of weeks.

But all in all it’s been kind of fun.
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Check out this slideshow progression of images Barb has taken.

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To be continued on the next installment in this series.*

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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Eric in central Florida

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#1 posted 08-29-2009 04:41 PM

Nice fix Dick!!!
THAT should last for a while!
That’s some pretty fancy editing on the computer too!

Those ants will know better then to mess with you from here on out!

PS: Cool Hat !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#2 posted 08-29-2009 04:45 PM

That’s quite a groovin’ slideshow!

Looks like a fun project and that will make an aesthetic improvement on the shed.

What program are you guys using for the slideshow? That was a cool transition.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#3 posted 08-29-2009 04:48 PM

You are truly a man of many talents, Dick!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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newguy

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#4 posted 08-29-2009 05:18 PM

Wow they sure did a number on the lumber. Did I hear you correctly that they did this much damage in one year? They must have worked thru the winter to meet there schedule…..
Great job by the way, you guys sure are adept at the computer and camera technology.

-- Fred, Parker, Colorado

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#5 posted 08-29-2009 05:18 PM

Dick Nice job on the rebuild. I bet you are glad that it wasn’t the cabin that had that kind of damage.

Dick, every picture change on the slide show was the same. It gets a little monotonous, you need to change the transitions to keep us interested. (Just my take)

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 08-29-2009 05:52 PM

Thank you woodwrecker!

The hats not for sale:)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#7 posted 08-29-2009 05:53 PM

Thanks Todd!

I use iphoto, & imovie on my mac.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#8 posted 08-29-2009 05:54 PM

Thanks Charlie!

You don’t do so bad yourself.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 08-29-2009 05:56 PM

Thank you 3fingerpat!
But I’m not for hire. ;)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#10 posted 08-29-2009 05:58 PM

Thanks newguy!

I think they’ve been there for quite awhile. They’re kind of sneaky.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#11 posted 08-29-2009 06:00 PM

Thanks for the comment Karson!

Different strokes for different folks!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#12 posted 08-29-2009 06:20 PM

Good save well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#13 posted 08-29-2009 06:30 PM

darn those ants!!
there’s always something to do, isnt there but you could do without these kind of jobs :(

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#14 posted 08-29-2009 06:58 PM

Thank you Jim!
Rain gave me a day off yesterday. I better get out there now.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#15 posted 08-29-2009 07:01 PM

Thank you Debbie!

I’m sure glad Termites can’t survive our climate.
Carpenter ants are enough.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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