There seems to be quite a bit of fallen cedar in the woods, ready for harvesting! Cutting through a cedar log is one of the prettiest, and best-smelling parts of country carpentry.
Tulip poplar from the forest.
didn't quite finish with the metal roof before the day ended...
Today I built another little roof, this one here at the Carlton Project. The back entrance will be a lot dryer during a rainfall.
posts in place
fancy rafter tails
oops, I forgot to trim my rafters properly and they ended up the same length as the metal (and the metal needs to overhang on each end). So I had to trim off 4 inches after they were already up, and then re-prime and paint.
Here's what the front of the addition looks like:
I framed a built-in gutter with wood, and then wrapped the hanging EPDM over this frame to create the gutter:
Here is the detail where my home-made gutter meets the store-bought downspout (it looks ugly from this view, from you don't ever see this view unless you're on a ladder or the roof):
finished all the soffit and vent details: