As I turned the corner onto the north wall of our shed, we had to decide whether or not to move forward with the addition of an overhanging roof extension off that wall. The extension would protect the barn door (and its track) from the weather and would give us a place to store a few items during the winter.
Well, the supply shortages that began when people started building and expanding outdoor living spaces persist, and Hurricane Isaias added a few more items to the list of things that aren’t available at the lumber yard. We’ve decided to change the plans for that roof. It will be smaller, and it will be built from supplies that I already have. More to come on that.
The gallery has some in-progress pictures, with a few more details, if you’re interested.
Call before you dig! I have to relocate the power feed so it enters the shed on the inside.
The door is off. Now the track has to be removed.
The track has been removed. It has to be built out ¾” and the trim has to be extended to meet it.
The PVC for the track is up. The original trim behind the door has been extended. We’re ready to build the door trim out so the door can pass over the siding. Above the door is a mock-up of the roof we will be building. I needed the Editor’s approval.
The PVC trim is installed. Next step is to mount the track for the barn door. Once again, my Helping Hands come to the rescue.
The helping hands can be adjusted in very small increments. It made it easy to get the track level.
The door has been moved out to accommodate the siding,. We are ready to work on the wall.
The world’s narrowest strip of siding. At least the narrowest I’ve ever installed.
I need 13 courses of siding this wide.
I had to build out a block on which to install the door latch. The first layer has to sneak behind the trim and over the nailing flange of the corner board.
Safe, secure and rot resistant.
Siding strip complete and latch reinstalled.
A few more courses of siding and then we can start thinking about that roof.
Rose of Sharon still blooming.
Maddie is upset about the storm that’s coming. She never lays facing this direction.
It was only 68°f (20°c) on Sunday. We sat outside until it started to rain.