Monday, September 22, 2014

Yoga for Lumber

Howdy.  Been a while.  Not that we've been watching TV and eating Bon Bon's (do they still sell Bon Bon's?).  Ever have one of those weeks where your kids overflow the sink, flooding your kitchen and basement and then key your brand new car with their Big Wheel flag?  Yeah it was one of those weeks at the Martin household.

Anyhoo when I left you last we had framed the gable roof so next up was how to frame the barrel ceiling under the gable.

How do you frame a gable ceiling?  Shoulder shrugs.

We googled a bit and there were some strategies but nothing really all that cut and dry.  We needed to get framing up there to support the curved ceiling and act as a nailer for the bead board that would eventually go up.

How do you get curved wood?  You let your kids chuck all the wood in the pool.

And let it lounge for a few hours.

Once it is good and soaked through it is easier to bend in place.

And there you have it.  A complicated web of lumber.

 First and last time we ever need to frame a barrel ceiling.

 Next up, a little trim to get ready for the roofers and new gutters and then we can start trimming this sucker out!

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1 comment:

  1. What a great way to get bendy wood. Am so impressed how you are working your way through this.