Roof Cupolas of White oak

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Project by oldreddog posted 10-09-2015 11:48 AM 971 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A client of mine who I have done projects before told me she had a girl friend who needed something for a roof rebuilt. I contacted her and made a appointment to look at these cupolas , she wanted them repaired.
Well as you can see in the second photo they were junk when they were built.
I told her I would build something she would be proud to have installed on her home.
I gave her a ball park figure and said It would be more then less.
The project is all white oak glued ( outdoor glue) Titebond 3 and Gorilla glue and screwed from behind. I had never done any real fancy copper flashing jobs , but through a little investigation and trial and error I did a fair job of cutting and bending with a harbor freight brake.
The cupola has a thin kerf cut into the 4 sides and the copper is bent into the kerf then caulked behind and then screwed into the oak with brass screws . All joints welded with soldered and polished back with a 3M pad on a die grinder.
I kept the original poly spires on top per request.
The finish is Sherwin Williams WoodScapes® outdoor satin.
The customer who was thrilled with the product and price had her roofer install.
I think the came out ok.
thanks all….

-- oldreddog

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#1 posted 10-09-2015 01:34 PM

Beautiful pieces!

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#2 posted 10-09-2015 03:08 PM

Those came out more than ok. They are really sharp and really set off that roof.

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#3 posted 10-09-2015 06:29 PM

Very beautifully and originally…......... I liked it. Thanks.

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#4 posted 10-09-2015 06:42 PM

They look great! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 10-10-2015 11:56 AM

Love the copper flashing. Great job.

-- David, Alabama {insert ultra witty quote or phrase here}

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