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Storage Shed #5: The Roof

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 2580 days ago 910 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This past weekend provided us time to work on the roof of the shed. We have only a couple of weeks left before my son-in-law has to be out of his apartment and the storage stuff will either be in my hallways in the house – or in the shed!!

The weekend also brought us HEAT and so we chose to work in the morning… avoid the heat in the middle of the day.. and return to work in the evening.

This part of the process, I think, is the most difficult. We had to:
1) haul some heavy lumber up onto the roof area. Luckily Rick was able to climb on the roof of the existing shed, which made it much easier!!
2) figure out the slope of the roof and cut notches in the boards to fit the side walls.

All things went rather smoothly I must say—much better than last time when we were trying to follow “helpful plans”.

We also continued to be blessed with the use of a big nail gun, offered by Rick’s boss. Thank you thank you. Actually, he also offered the use of all the guys working there, if they were needed. How sweet is that!

Anyway, the roof is almost ready for the panels and the shingles. One step closer.

roof

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



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Karson

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#1 posted 2579 days ago

It’s getting there Debbie, What’s the size of it?

-- 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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miles125

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#2 posted 2579 days ago

Lookin good! Hope youre not wearin that beaver hat in the heat. hehe

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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mot

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#3 posted 2579 days ago

Make room in the rafters for systainers! I’ll convert you yet!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 2579 days ago

I’m still waiting to see her Maloof chair.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Karson

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#5 posted 2579 days ago

Mot It’s for Walmart storage containers not Systainers.

-- 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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oscorner

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#6 posted 2579 days ago

Looks like you’ve got a nice over hang going there. It could be used to cover some firewood.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Karson

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#7 posted 2579 days ago

Or she could move the table saw under the roof to give some protection.

-- 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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#8 posted 2579 days ago

Size: 8×12 with 3’ overhang at front and 2’ overhang at side
Height: 8’ PLUS the 3’ roof peak
Plus the little 8×8 shed beside it which eventually will have the roof go over it as well, leaving a 7’ overhang in front of it—nice little carport it will be. One of the four vehicles, this winter, will not have ice and snow on the windshield. :)

Above the small shed, we thought about storing wood. We’ll see. ”All good plans of mice and men sometimes go awry”.

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

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#9 posted 2573 days ago

oh the heat—and now is the time to shingle. Poor Rick :(
Fortunately after 7 PM it starts to cool off and the mosquitoes don’t come out until 8 PM….

The roof is almost finished (on this side—other half will wait until later). The kids are storing their stuff this Saturday so we are getting close to crunch-time.

We still have the door to finish (ran out of trim boards) and the top of the wall between the two sheds.

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

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Sawhorse

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#10 posted 2573 days ago

Useful….lookin’ good…

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 2573 days ago

Rick looks tired, & happy at the same time.

-- -** 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 2573 days ago

yes indeed. I can’t wait till this is finished so he can relax for a while.
His new job is really hard work (whether he admits it now or not) and he comes home, has a swim, eats, and starts working again…
But, he’s so proud of the shed :) :)

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

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Tony

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#13 posted 2571 days ago

Glad to hear that we are not the only place with mosquitoes – they hide from the sun in my workshop during the day and feed on me, then when it cools off, they have their dessert, again me when I cut the grass in the evening.

Nice looking Project, it will be nice to see the photographs of the completed project.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#14 posted 2570 days ago

it’s getting close. and running out of time.
Tomorrow is moving day.
The shed is not all closed in yet.
And I am not home this evening.
Poor Rick – gets left with the job

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

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