Sunroom design using Sketchup

Sunroom location.
Sunroom location.

The Mission: To design and build a sunroom for our home. Using SketchUp software for the first time, using it to think though the process and steps. Work with local suppliers of glass and aluminum.

 

 

 

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Windows replacement at a cottage part 2

Making some shiplap siding
Making some shiplap siding

I found some spare lumber in the workshop so here I am planing it down to use for interior window trim. I could not find any shiplap 1×8 boards so I bought some pine, cut out the grooves on the table saw and installed them. A fit finish.

 

 

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Tricky shed demolition part 3

Lag screws!!
Lots of 3 inch lag screws!

On all the joins and around the perimeter of the roof, the builder had used 4 inch long galvanized screws with a 3/8 inch hex head. Along with stainless steel washers and I found remains of some sort of foam washer to prevent leaking… didn’t work. I had to use the impact gun with a socket to get them off.

 

 

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Tricky shed demolition part 2

Rotting interior.
Rotting interior.

On our second day, my wife and I spent the morning stripping out the first shed and emptying the second shed. In the picture below, you will see the back wall…rotten…and it slopes to the left. That actually drops about 2 feet. The bottom sill plate of the wall is completely gone so the only thing holding up the wall is the fact its attached to the roof.

 

 

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Tricky shed demolition part 1

Site assessment.
Site assessment.

Our neighbor, Miss Taylor, was looking for some help to remove a couple of sheds that were built by the previous owner. The builder set their sheds to span the brook that runs next to the house. Now its 50 years later and time for removal.

 

 

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Monogrammed Gingerbread Custom Scrollwork

Scrolling gingerbread.
Scrolling gingerbread.

This gingerbread scrollwork is a little different that what you would normally see. This will be a monogram design, integrating the initials of the homeowners into the scrollwork design of gingerbread. If you have special request for unique designs to personalize your home, give me a call.

 

 

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Kings United Church steeple repairs

Kings United Church Loch Katrine Nova Scotia
Kings United Church Loch Katrine Nova Scotia

This project took a couple of days to do. Russell MacHattie and I were raised up in the cage. The boom truck was supplied by James MacEachern of Antigonish. Contact Mr. MacEachern at 863-9627 or 863-4931 if you need the services of a boom truck. Extra help provided by Ron MacCara. Materials for the repairs purchased at Central Home Improvement Warehouse in Antigonish.

 

 

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