CARPENTER ANT DAMAGE TO OUR GAZEBO SHED ROOF #2: This is the completed new shed roof.

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 10-11-2009 12:05 AM 2447 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Discovery of the Damage, Demolishing old roof, & Rebuilding Part 2 of CARPENTER ANT DAMAGE TO OUR GAZEBO SHED ROOF series Part 3: The Grand Finally! SKUNK TRAPPING! »

I finally had some time today to post this. It’s been done a couple of weeks now.
With the fresh snowfall, it’s a nice cool day to cuddle up to the computer.

I got the new roof section to blend in with the gazebo fairly well.

Some images:

I finished the facia with 1 X 4 Cedar Now it’ll have to age with the rest of the building.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#1 posted 10-11-2009 12:16 AM

Looks Great, Mr. C!! Glad Mrs. C likes the snow!! I can appreciate the beauty of it, but it means a lot of shoveling to me… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 10-11-2009 12:25 AM

A little bit of time and weather will blend it just fine.

Nice work.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 10-11-2009 12:28 AM

wouldn’t be great if something named carpenter ants built things instead of destroying things.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 10-11-2009 12:30 AM

Very good job Dick.
A long time ago I was enjoying the snow couldn’t wait to take my snowmobiles out but today I can go without.

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#5 posted 10-11-2009 02:32 AM

Great job Dick, looks good.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 10-11-2009 03:59 AM

Snow? Oh no, I’m not ready yet!

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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#7 posted 10-11-2009 04:01 AM

Dick: A great looking shed. Nice job on the restoration.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 10-11-2009 04:10 AM

Good job Dick;

Snow? In October?



-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 10-11-2009 04:39 AM

Don’t quote me on this but I think I remember hearing that vinegar will speed the aging process on cedar to help it blend faster… But I’ve never tried it. Anyone know anything about this?

-- Andy, PA ~Finding satisfaction in creation

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#10 posted 10-11-2009 05:13 AM

I like your work

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 10-11-2009 05:26 AM

Thanks to all of you.

I the wood like it is now, but aging gracefully like nature does it is fine with me.

I’ve got lotsa time to patiently wait.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#12 posted 10-11-2009 11:25 AM

Niice work Dick. Nature will take care of the finish in good time.

We got some freakish snow too, only it’s supposed to be spring here. Our budding fruit trees didn’t like it one bit.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 10-11-2009 02:11 PM

Thank you Steve,

I think the world has flipped its lid. <(:O}#

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#14 posted 10-11-2009 05:31 PM

Beautiful job Dick. Really like all the little things you did to dress it up. Made it look better, less plain. What did you do to get rid of the Ants? I’ve got em too, from having wood in the garage.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 10-11-2009 07:45 PM

A really nice finsh to to the job, all you need now is your deck chair and a thermos or two of coffee to watch the slow and gradual change in the patina of that new wood.

We had our first snow last weekend, and more forecast for tomorrow night – this is a good month earlier than it should be – it cought a lot of people out – I have just finished putting the ice tyres on the cars today – better safe than sorry.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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