Life as an Amateur Woodworker #36: Gazebo finished!

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Blog entry by PhilBello posted 01-25-2015 10:15 PM 1457 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After an early walk with the dogs, and fed them, it was 6.30am, it was just light enough to see, so I got cracking, I couldn’t believe it by 7.30am I was just fitting the second sheet, and the sun came out! I made a decision to keep going, and hope that any damage to the bitumen felt was minimal.

I was sweating like a trooper, both through fear of being up there, and the heat of the sun, I just kept going until it was done, no major damage was done to the bitumen felt, the only snag I had, was that for these roof sheets, they want you to use wires to fix them, they come attached to a plastic top, which you feed through a drilled hole in the roof and you then tie them down to a nail, I think these are horrible, and visually displeasing, so I bought the Unduline screw fixers, the problem with that is that the stainless steel screws supplied were too long for these sheets, so I changed them all for drywall screws.

Once the roof was finished, I put up the guttering, whilst up the ladder it looked great, I had a good run on the gutter to get the water to the drain, but once down, I realised, there is probably too big a drop, and at the lower end, the water is probably going to miss the gutter completely, not a major problem, I will raise the whole stretch, and it should be fine, I just need to buy some 3” bends to connect it to the old drain pipe, I have the adapter, so it won’t be a problem.

So that’s it, other than a bit of cosmetic work, the job is completed.

My next project, I think will be our new bed, but I’m taking a bit of time out first, finish a few smaller projects, and I have some rendering to do on the house, so it will probably be a few weeks, before I get started on that.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#1 posted 01-26-2015 01:18 AM


Congratulations. Next outdoor project you should tackle in your pre rainy season?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 01-26-2015 12:13 PM

Thanks Tom, as for the next project, I think, the bed I can construct indoors, in fact it’s probably an ideal project for the rainy season…lol :)

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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