I've decided to try to bang put a few smaller, quicker posts, each showing a completed project.
Many of our projects, while not overly time consuming in total hours worked, end up taking us a long time to complete because we do them in small portions. The south facing dormer exterior is a perfect example, and overall was many, many, many months to completion.
Dean's criteria for being able to work on the dormer included:
- Cathy is not day-time sleeping
- It is not too windy - because it is scary swaying around up there on the Genie lift
- It is not raining
- There is no snow on the roof
- It is not so warm that the bees and hornets are active - also scary!
- No birds are nesting in the eaves - can't disturb the cycle of life!
I was most excited about the addition of the decorative brackets. This was the first one to go up.
Here go two more...
|A notch in the rake board to fit the bracket.|
For a total of three.
Don't they look so cute?
They add a lot of character, and along with the shingle patterns and the large roof overhangs, really give the exterior that Craftsman-style look.
That's it for this post! Short and sweet, right?