Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Shake Puzzle

Well this roof is making the house siding project look easy! It looks great finished, but every single shake is different in size, shape, thickness, etc... and it takes picking through the pile to find just the right match to the last shake you installed. Adding two different pitches doesn't make life easier either. But it will be awesome when it's finished. The change in pitch also requires another starter course of shakes to add to the challenge. I can't imagine doing an entire house with these!



The trim work is all finished too now.

3 comments:

dave said...

I have been very impressed with all the work you are doing on this. Curious... how will you cap the top of the roof?

You must be very proud! It looks GREAT!

Mike said...

Thanks! The cap is a row of shakes on each side ran sideways that overlap on the top. I'll take a few pics when I get to that point

LeighC said...

That is just a frustrating to shake a roof using odd sizes and shapes in 1:12 scale too...
Looks super!