Tuesday, April 8, 2014
This morning I started the roof.
Everybody knows about drawing the lines for strait shingles. I won't tell you about that.
I will give you a few hints...Some are "What not to do.". Like using stain that has been sitting on the back porch for a long time, without testing it first.
For some reason, this stuff is not turning gray. I have a feeling that there is too much rust in it. It is just kind of yellow orange with a hint of gray.
I am going ahead and using the shingles as is. It may still change color some more, but if it doesn't I will just stain them in place.
Of course, Tessie popped in to make sure I was doing it right. "Are you sure that the shingles on both sides are straight?".
Then she disappeared. She was back in a flash, literally, with a ruler...
"Yup. They're straight. You may continue now..."
Nice of her to approve.
One nice thing about the roof being on a slant. You can use a whole shingle to do the ends, by cutting it on the diagonal. Top half on one side and the bottom on the other. Less trimming that way.
I trim the shingles with big Fiskar scissors. If you cut with the grain of the wood, you get a clean cut every time.
Anyway, I am going to be at this for a while. Back to work. I hear Tessie calling...She doesn't work well alone.
See you tomorrow.