Sunday, May 20, 2018

Making Dormers

This was another weekend where I didn't feel like I got much done.  Mostly because geometry isn't my friend.

But I did get the dormer above the front door finished.  And the one to cover the skylight is almost done.



There are a few little things left on the roof but I got the window for the dormer over the front door finished.

I've got an idea of what I want to do with the windows for the side dormer and I think they'll fit in with the rest of the upper story windows.



I'm working on extending the roof still but I think I'll be ready to glue walls and drill holes for wiring soon.  Then I can start on the fireplaces and chimney.

I started measuring for the dovecote today and I have an idea of how I want it to look.

Thanks for all your help yesterday with the window over the door.  I really appreciate the feedback.

Hope everyone else's weekend has gone well.





20 comments:

  1. It looks like it is coming along nicely!

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    1. Thank you! Lots of sawdust this weekend.

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    1. Thanks! I'm hoping to get a little more visible progress going soon.

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  3. Looks fantastic already, Sheila, and I'm so curious to see your plans regarding to the dovecote, can't wait ;O!!!
    Have a nice week!

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    1. Thank you! The dovecote is going to be a nice fun little addition.

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  4. I love how the rectangle window came out - it seems like the perfect solution. Also, the dormer to cover the skylight is so nice and large! That's going to look really neat all dressed up! Angles are so tough to figure out. Russ taught me about Run Over Rise to figure out the pitch on a roof, but it still hasn't quite sunk in as to how I apply that to all the angles I need to figure out. So, instead I just make paper templates until they work out right. Good luck with the rest!

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    1. Thanks! I'm pretty pleased with it. I ordered four more to do the windows in the larger side dormer. And then I'll be done with windows!

      I'm a little displeased with how high on the roof the ridge of the dormer is but if I want a 45 degree angle and a wide dormer that's what I'm stuck with.

      Paper templates... those are good for shapes but the angle cutting so the wood rests against the roof... For some reason I always end up doing them backwards.

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  5. The window is looking great, I think you made the right choice :-). I look forward to seeing how the dovecote will turn out!
    My weekend went well, we went to a flea market this morning and I found a kitchen and a car for my doll story, so I'm very happy :-).

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    1. Thank you! I think I'm going to work on the dovecote this weekend. something fun to do.

      Oohh... a car? Awesome. And a kitchen is a pretty good find too.

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  6. Hi Sheila! The dormer window looks Fabulous! I love the Tudor look you are achieving! (Someday I hope to do a Tudor-style House.... I'm taking notes!) And the dovecote is going to be one of those details that really adds magic to this build! You are Ace-ing it! :)

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully more progress this weekend since I'll have three days.

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  7. Love the way the rectangle window turned out. Looks meant to be. Your side dormer is really smart, I like the placement and size of it too. I'm trying to figure out how to make my third floor/roof space more usable and after seeing this and Jodi's dormer on her build I'm thinking I really need to start looking at dormers. ;)

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    1. Thank you! I'm pretty happy with it. I wouldn't have even thought of dormers except my grandparents house had a finished attic that was only made useable because of a big dormer they put on the front. The geometry was a killer but I finally got it done.

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  8. I'm REALLY liking what you're doing Sheila! The tudor window over the entry Looks Fab and I can't wait to see the dovecote!
    I have a HORRIBLE fear of figuring out angles as well as curves so I greatly admire your courage to take them both on within this project!

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    1. Thank you! I'm excited, I just got my windows in for the side dormer so I'll be making them Tudor and then I'm done with windows. At least I think so.

      I still have to go to the dollar store for party hats to make my tower roof. I will happily cheat on angles and curves as much as possible!

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  9. The window looks good, perfectly in style. I, too, am looking forward to see the dovecote. Great work so far!
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thank you! I really can't wait to get started on the dovecote. It's going to be fun.

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