Life as an Amateur Woodworker #52: Soon be able to think about woodwork again!

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Blog entry by PhilBello posted 05-21-2015 12:56 AM 1259 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had a change of heart, having been out to price up the cement panels, it was going to be a costly business, so I ended up doing the same as the gazebo, I stripped off all the panels, and put them to one side, went and bought 20m2 of 8mm pine planks, a roll of mineral felt, and a few extra roof panels.

Back home it was time to get going, and I soon found that Colombia was not going to change any time soon, the pine planks were supposed to be 2.5m long, my roof is 5m, including the overhang, but the planks varied from 2.45 – 2.60m fortunately for me, my central rafter was a little off centre, which before had not been important, because the panels ran lengthways along the roof, this had now changed. So every plank had to be cut to size.

By mid afternoon, they were all cut and installed, thanks to my air nailgun!

Once the sun had gone down, I then installed the mineral felt. just finishing before we had a tropical storm, and I am pleased to say the roof is water tight.

The following day, I decided to render our neighbours wall, I had their permission, it looked an eye sore, but rendered, it looks better, when painted along with the carport it will look better still.

That done, I had the roof panels to put back on, I had bought some extras, because I was changing the run, it needed them to complete the job. This took a full day, fortunately although warm, it was cloudy, so I was able to walk on the roof without damaging the felt.

Today, I have brush painted the back wall, brown, we decided that this wall had to be dark, otherwise the money we had spent on having balustrades put around the pool would have been wasted, they would have blended into the wall. The brown colour is the same as I used to paint the low gazebo walls, so it all matches.

I also trimmed the roof overhang, which was running out by three inches, that is now ready for me to install the barge board and guttering, and so it goes on!!

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

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#1 posted 05-21-2015 03:13 AM


Maybe you can go into construction, part time? Nicely done. Been down for two weeks as a client brought me a virus. Now my wife has it. Looks like you’re getting some exercise?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 05-21-2015 02:08 PM

Always something to slow down a simlpe job.
I guess we are spoiled here when we go to lumber yard and actually get what we want.
OH well,
My father used to tell us as kids….....
if it was “EASY , everyone would be doing it ” thats why WE are special people.
Take care and have more fun !

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

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#3 posted 05-21-2015 02:15 PM

Go and wash your mouth out Tom! I am ready for six months holiday now ha! ha! :) Sorry to hear you have been under the weather, and hope your Wife soon recovers.

Hi canadianchips, it certainly makes for interesting projects :) I am happy to slow things down, fast is not in my vocabulary any more!!!

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

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#4 posted 05-22-2015 03:44 PM

I hear ya.
“FAST” is an action word.(Like run, hurry,speed, etc.)

I do not do action words anymore .

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

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