Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A small barn for the summer house 11, windows installed.

In the previous week, I went to the summerhouse for completing the floor. I had gotten the hang of it, and I really wanted to proceed with installing the windows as soon as the last board was nailed down.

When I brought the windows with me, I had only one floor board left to install. I had made some wooden shims to be used for the window installation, and I looked forward to doing it.
After completing the floor and celebrating this with a cup of tea, I discovered that I had left all the shims at home..
So no window installations that day after all.

I test fitted a window, and could see that I needed some slightly thinner shims, so I made those when I got home, and put them in the car straight away. I also made three boards with and angled cut on one side to mount over the window frames once these were installed.

The installation itself went really smooth. The outside of the window frame is installed flush with the outside of the exterior cladding of the barn. 
Some boards were then installed as trim, and on the very top is the board with the angled cut, now functioning like a very small overhang roof.

Since I haven't installed the floor for the attic yet, I didn't install the windows for the gable. My plan is to push the floor boards through the hole before installing a window, and thus avoiding to scratch the painted frame. A floor will also give me something to stand on while I install the window, making it a safer operation than balancing on a ladder or tip toeing on the rafters.

Gustav and I worked a few hours out there Saturday and Sunday too. Gustav downed a couple of trees with a chainsaw, and I cleared up a lot of the debris left behind from the floor installation, and swept the floor inside.

I also started on installing the corners and the trim for covering where the cladding meets the underside of the roof. 

There is still a lot that needs to be done before the barn is complete, but I am enjoying every minute of the project. In no particular order are: A new door including a frame. A floor for the attic, a staircase for the attic, insulate the walls. Install boards for the walls and ceiling. Install the remaining windows. Finish the outside trim. Paint the barn. Install the roof tiles. Etc.


Window installed and left corner covered.

The completed corner.

View through the door.

8 comments:

  1. Cool! It looks great. I can't see and also can't remember. Did you put asphalt sheeting on the roof, or will you put tiles up there?

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    1. Hi Brian.
      Thanks.
      I put some asphalt sheeting on the roof, but it is only intended to be a sub roof, later I'll install the old tiles from our house.
      Brgds
      Jonas

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  2. Very nice! I'm way behind on reading this series of posts, but the barn is really looking good.

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    1. Hi Greg
      Thanks for the nice comment.
      The series is turning out to be pretty long, but I guess that is natural given that I try to do everything from scratch.
      One of the best things is that my children actually think it is a cool project. That is nice to know that they don't think it is weird having a dad that likes to build an old fashioned barn.
      Brgds
      Jonas

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  3. Jonas,

    Beautiful and appears to be very functional small barn. Good on you,

    ken

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    1. Hi Ken
      Thanks a lot.
      Gustav is talking about making a sleep over event with some friends in the summer. So I'd better get the floor installed in the attic so they have more space to sleep.

      But for now I have to work my 5 week shift on the ship, Hopefully there will be a warm month of May tha I can use for painting and building etc.

      Brgds
      Jonas

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  4. Those windows looks great in there, cant wait to see it all finished, its a beauty...

    Bob and Rudy

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    1. Hi Bob

      Thanks.
      I guess that I should have cleaned the windows before taking the pictures.
      The glass is re-used old glass, and I only cleaned the edges where I would apply the glaziers putty.
      I will have to give the windows another coat of paint at some point too, but I guess the temperature will be more suitable for that when I return home compared to having to heat the shop with a kerosene heater in order to get the paint to dry.

      Brgds
      Jonas (+ Bertha at home)

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