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#1 posted 05-03-2013 08:30 PM

no, no… the doubled 2×4 beams sit on the long walls and are just to handle the bottoms of the rafters in the overhangs that stick out past the gabled ends. One foot at the rear and 2 feet at the front. Yes, the 1 foot overhangs will make the eaves low. That’s ok as the door is on the gable end…. under that 2 foot lookout. AND… the door swings in as per the boss’s spec.
ME: “You know that will use space, right?”
SHE: “Yes, but I need room to walk in anyways and the space behind the door I’ll hang shovels and rakes.”

So… door on gable end and inswing. shrug
I’m not the designer. I just cut wood. :)

Her outlook is that she tells me what she wants and I make it happen. And I will. Outside will be clad in board and batten hemlock, left bare to weather and dry for a while and painted before winter. Might be an adventure keeping the carpenter bees out of it until it gets painted. But that’ll be her deal.

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