Have fun building one of our themed sun chairs. We designed it for the porpoise that you can ease back and relax with a smile on your face. Make the tail stool as a slant for relaxation. Or build it with a flat top so you can stretch your legs straight out, or use as a side table. Full size drawings.
When I installed the safety glass on my sunroom addition, I used some commercial grade black butyl tape to stick the glass to the boards. However, now the glass is slowly sliding out. The roof has a 15 degree pitch. Now to figure out a solution.
A few final pictures. I didn’t get a chance to take many pictures of building the screens. But here’s a few points to remember.
So here you can see the aluminum track and the use of butyl tape to adhere the glass to the track and the wood frame. The grey butyl tape shown earlier along with the aluminum tracks drawings will make more sense.
Finally… after almost 2 months, the glass arrives. I could not get a metal brake to bend the sheet metal so I decided to bend it myself. I tried a scrape piece first for test fit.
The following few pics show the canopy we built. Three panels that hang independent of each other. Using simply supplies such as left over 3/4 inch quarter-round molding and brass cup hooks. The panels can be placed in a couple of different positions depending on the position of the sun in the sky.
All stained, still waiting for the glass. The following few pics show the screen door built on the south side, and adjusting the door so that it can swing open. A sloped door presents its own set of challenges.
Spent part of the morning putting up the rafters and installing some of the uprights. Nursing a sore left elbow, not sure how that happened. Slowed up by that and the drill’s battery needing recharge every hour (only have one). Its all coming together pretty good. Did some quick measures for the glass roof. Gonna need 6 sheets of approximately 22 x 111 inches.
Finished putting the foam wedges on the other upright and cut the 2×8 upper header with a 3/8 inch deep by 1/2 inch wide rabbet to accomodate the upper edge of the safety glass ceiling panels.
One of the purposes of the sunroom is to be able to enjoy the outdoors without being bothered by the bugs. Since the sunroom will be up against the siding there will be lots of gaps. I’m not keen on the idea of lots of and lots of silicone and caulking so this is my solution.