Saturday, July 18, 2009

Addition update - week 5

Week 5
New decorative rafter tails (which had been cut over the weekend) were sanded, primed, and painted. More lumber was delivered.

Tues: Mike the builder discovered that the profile of the salvaged decorative rafter tails installed last week was incorrect for the pitch of the roof. So, the salvaged decorative rafter tails were removed.
They were saved and may be reused elsewhere.
The exterior door and 2nd level windows were delivered. Wed: The new decorative rafter tails with the correct profile for the pitch of the roof were installed. From the side:

Side and front:
Thurs: Decorative rafters that frame the peak were installed. Tongue-and-groove bead board was installed over the decorative rafters and the decorative rafter tails. Close-up:
Side and front:
It was really hot and humid on Thurs so I made sure the guys had lots of ice water to keep them hydrated.

Fri: The installation of the tongue-and-groove bead board was completed. The sheathing of the roof was started. The rear roof sheathing was completed. From the side:

The front roof sheathing was not completed. Side and front:
Again, it was very hot and humid on Fri so I left them a pitcher of ice water. I felt a little guilty on Fri when Spouse & I left to go to the beach while the guys were working in the heat and humidity.

Crush du Jour: Marcus Patrick


cb said...

That is a HUGE ass addition! wow!

A Lewis said...

Does this addition make my ass look huge?

Howard said...

Coming along and looking great! I really like the details.

Speaking of really liking, Marcus Patrick is a hottie!

Bob said...

It's really taking shape now. Looks good.

I would have invited the hot workers to the beach.

mistress maddie said...

Boy, there is some huge progress taking shape now, Marcus's jean are almost down and off!!! Looks great- the addition that is!

Anonymous said...

It's progressing nicely! And it fits the house too. I guess that's the advantage of professional design.

It'll be nice when it's all done.

Java said...

I hope the weather is cooperating with your building schedule, and not raining on all that bare wood.

It looks great! And as for the guys working on Friday, I'm sure they were being well paid for their work. They'll get beach time another day.

tornwordo said...

Wow I can't believe how fast this is getting done. Lucky guys your are!

Joy said...

I'm worried about that little mushed up door on the side at the back of the garage. This is going so well, and I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Suggestion: Sometimes could you make your responses to the comments on here? I wonder about your answers to some of the questions. (it's all about me, you know, which makes me concerned that I'm like your MIL)

Steven said...

It's amazing what a difference the tiny details of the decorative rafters can make with the overall appearance of the house! Progress looks to be moving along nicely. Any photos of the guys hydrating themselves? ;-)