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jimsflies
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Joined: Jun 02, 2010
Posts: 227
From: Michigan
Posted: 2013-07-16 1:58 pm   Permalink

Now that I am into this sloped ridge, I am really skeptical how it is going to work out when I put the corrugated metal roof on. Not to mention how difficult double notched rafters are to match up to the changing angles.

If you look at this head on photo, you can see how the angles change on the rafters. I'm not sure how the corrugated metal will be able to stay straight and look good as there is a "bend" effect to the variable angled rafters. Also, will the ridges and valleys match up correctly with the lower section of the roof? Anyone with thoughts on this...wondering if I should redo the ridge now or keep plugging along with my fingers crossed?





 
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jimsflies
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Joined: Jun 02, 2010
Posts: 227
From: Michigan
Posted: 2013-07-18 06:04 am   Permalink

I'll bore you guys with some more updates...at some point, some one as crazy as me might want to build a weird roof like this and maybe these updates will help.











With any luck by this weekend, I can move on to construction of the actual bar while I wait for the roofing to come in. Who would have thought that corrugated metal roofing like you see at every run down farm in the country is a special order!


 
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TikiRetardo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2011
Posts: 16
From: Sacramento,California
Posted: 2013-07-18 10:26 pm   Permalink

It looks amazing .............I wanted to do something like that but it is way beyond my meager woodworking skills .........Cant wait to see the finished product

 
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Thurston Howell IV
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Joined: Apr 08, 2013
Posts: 84
From: Hervey Bay Australia
Posted: 2013-07-19 4:52 pm   Permalink

Really loving your space and the detail. The Mark Ryden image on the fence is great - one of my favorite tiki theme paintings ever. I've included some pics of a pump house I built to hide our pool pump and to make it look a bit more tikified. The photos are taken 2 years apart. Might give you some ideas.





 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5708
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2013-07-19 11:58 pm   Permalink

That is some great tropical fauna ya got going on there!!! Looks fabulous.

 
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Q-tiki
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Joined: Sep 22, 2011
Posts: 197
From: East TN
Posted: 2013-07-21 1:48 pm   Permalink

It's really looking great jimsflies. I look forward to seeing how you do this.

Great job!


 
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jimsflies
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Joined: Jun 02, 2010
Posts: 227
From: Michigan
Posted: 2013-07-22 06:31 am   Permalink

I can't recommend constructing this style roof to anyone...the extra work this has taken was under estimated. I just spent the entire weekend cutting lower rafters so they sit correctly. I still have a decent amount of work to do on the roof structure, including the front and back overhang rafters (compound cuts).

Here it is as of this morning...



 
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jimsflies
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2013-07-22 06:34 am   Permalink

@Thurston Howell IV that's some nice fauna. I wished those things would grow around here. I love the pineapple...is that real?

 
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Thurston Howell IV
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From: Hervey Bay Australia
Posted: 2013-07-22 4:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-07-22 06:34, jimsflies wrote:
@Thurston Howell IV that's some nice fauna. I wished those things would grow around here. I love the pineapple...is that real?



Yep, the pineapple is real. We have a similar climate to Hawaii so like the song goes, "We've got mangoes and bananas you can pick right off the tree". But hey that pool side garden of yours looks great as does the construction. Full marks.


 
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jimsflies
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2013-07-22 6:57 pm   Permalink

You're pineapple has inspired me...I think I may have just the spot for a "plant" or two once I'm done with the build.

 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2013-07-22 9:59 pm   Permalink

Ooops...sorry for my fauna fopah!!!

That roof, even though it was difficult, will certainly be unique!!!


 
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Tiki-kitty
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Joined: Apr 30, 2012
Posts: 63
From: Cleveland, Oh
Posted: 2013-07-23 07:01 am   Permalink

Looks great! I love the fire-pit!

 
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Thurston Howell IV
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Joined: Apr 08, 2013
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From: Hervey Bay Australia
Posted: 2013-07-23 4:08 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-07-22 18:57, jimsflies wrote:
You're pineapple has inspired me...I think I may have just the spot for a "plant" or two once I'm done with the build.



The pineapples I've planted are simply the tops cut off those bought from the local fruit shop. Strip a few rows of leaves, let it dry out for a week and plant. They're not too fussy about soil quality but should have good drainage.

Here's another pic showing local fauna as distinct from local flora (couldn't resist):



 
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jimsflies
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2013-07-23 6:37 pm   Permalink

I wonder if kangaroos are as much of a nuisance for you as deer are for me? Do they like to play tag with cars?


While I'm posting a couple updated photos showing the framing front gable of the roof.










 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2013-07-23 7:20 pm   Permalink

Uh oh...busted twice...I meant flora. But Thurston...your fauna are danged cute!!! I got waskally wabbits and rootin tootin racoons that keep my dogs busy in my canyon.

Wow that side view really shows the angles on that roof...it is going to be great.


 
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