Another good day’s work for The Wandering Monk and me …
The Monk was embarrassed that it took us 5-1/2 hours to create this simple-seeming frame for the porch cover. But doing so involved a lot of tricky decisions. We had to work around weird roof lines and Ye Olde Wreck’s general oddities. Two of our hours were occupied thinking out the technical problems and putting up a rough proof-of-concept version before heading to the lumberyard for final supplies.
We’ve done an amazing job salvaging materials on this and the earlier deck project. By the time we’re done with the steps tomorrow, we’ll be using up the last splinters of a whole lot of leftover lumber.
It’s going to be different from here on out. The last couple of years we’ve often had conversations like this:
Monk: Do you have six feet of cedar 1×6? (Or a treated 2×12. Or an 8-foot 2×4. Or a piece of 2″ metal flashing.)
Me. Sure. Lemme go find one. (Or “No, but I’ve got some 1×8; can we make that work?”)
From here on, we’re going to be having a lot more discussions like:
Monk: “Do you have …?”
Me: Nope. Have to put it on the lumberyard list.
The transparent acrylic porch cover won’t go on until late in summer because we have to work around and above it, putting up fascia boards, soffits, and gutters. But I’m delighted with our progress.