Life as an Amateur Woodworker #51: Getting there very slowly!

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Blog entry by PhilBello posted 05-09-2015 09:07 PM 1542 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am definitely getting old, I thought building up this car port would be a breeze, but it has taken far longer than I anticipated, although I have to admit, I have quite enjoyed it, up to a point.

I had to stop work for a week, I put an already damaged back, out of sync, for the first time in a number of years, laying the last course of blocks, because I was having to cut them to fit around the joists, and had very little room to work, I twisted instead of turning with a block, and…pop! ouch!!

But I am back up and running, and today finished the inside rendering

next week it will be the outside, then I have to think about re-roofing, this ‘plastic’ stuff is rubbish, it needs total support, and it hasn’t got it, so I am going to buy corrugated cement roofing panels. I also have to do the electrics.

All good fun…and no sign of Murphy!

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

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#1 posted 05-09-2015 10:40 PM

That’s cause he was up here with me! Hope you move slower and deliberate as those other panels are not going to be light?

Looks good!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 05-11-2015 01:24 PM

Will you have to “beef” up the rafters to support heavier roof material too ?
No matter how much work a job is…...there is a sense of pride in saying “I did that”.
Take it slow and enjoy.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 05-11-2015 04:50 PM

Hi canadianchips, like everything I do, I tend to overbuild, thank goodness in this case, no they will support the new roofing with no problem. and having now built up the concrete block walls, these will give excellent support, the previous wooden posts, may well not have been sufficient on their own.

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

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