You remember the sawmill? and all the lumber we hauled home from two logs from one tree? Well, Bill has been busy ever since. As I mentioned in the last entry, we made use of blown down trees rather than letting nature rot them away.
First, Bill made half a dozen rafters.
The same blowdown blew away our storage building we had on the slab where the new project was to take place.
Wall one and two were up in no time.
He is waiting for his son to arrive to help with the next one.
O.K. Stac, hold it right there while Dad secures the wall.
Rafters in place, boards to nail roofing to...
Awww. finally, one side nearly finished.
Thinking of the next move, and
away he goes again, up and down, up and down,
on and off that ladder and the scaffolding. No wonder his legs hurt each night. ( Good thing he loves bananas! )
One side with new roofing, the other with re-purposed. There is never room for waste. If it can be used, he uses it. The roof of the blown down building was single pitched, so the new building needed twice the metal. So, since the old tin was perfectly fine, it was used on one side, the other, new. Made sense to us.
The siding is also of Hemlock lumber, first boards hung vertically, and then
strips covering the seams. It looks great and will look even better when it's sealed.
Even in the fog of a 6 a.m. morning, Bill is out there determined to finish the gable ends before the forecast rain. Yes, he finished before coming in for a coffee break or getting wet.
There were a few holes that needed caulking from pulling nails out of the used tin, but everything is sealed up tight. Not a drop of rain got through.
Same building, taken in the late evening rather than day, but it's looking great. He still plans to put a sliding door on his little storage shed which measures the size of the slab that was left behind from the prior building. It's 12x25 and suits him just fine for some of his equipment...who knows what! Maybe his little blue tractor, his fishing boat, or maybe the
4-wheeler and trailer....I never know.
One thing is for certain, I am happy that he's happy. Hmmm'
I wonder if he will finally start on that 32 yr. old Honey-Do List I gave him when he retired from his day job :) Maybe if I do Not mention it again~~~
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