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Yoga Korunta

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23 August 2005

Cabin Construction: Week Five

We placed shingles on the front roof, which is an easily walked 5 in 12 slope, (5" horizontal run to 12 " vertical rise), on Sunday. This is a simple gable roof with common rafters, and is a good place to learn the trade. After pounding several dozen nails, I soon determined this hot, difficult work is better left to people who know what they are doing! So, I got off the roof and began cutting step stringers. The 2x10 wood stock is marked with a framing square and a brass stair gage set. There are three steps using a 5" rise and an 11" tread.

In other news, the tar paper which was nailed last week leaked in three places, though not in an area where I was working. This leaking is only temporary as the shingles will stop the rain.

I stopped to record mileage while driving from Freeport to the cabin; a driver in a blue Mercedes stopped to inquire if I had car trouble. This is an area where passing motorists wave on the back roads.

The solar shower I bought for backpacking is terrific! After heating in the sun for little more than a hour, it provides warm water.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

what do you plan to use the cabin for?

Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I read you blog entries, I get a Hemingwayist feel from them. The way he described drink and food, is simmular to the way you describe what your work on the cabin

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

The cabin is a vacation home for some friends. It is beside another cabin which is used as a base camp for deer hunting.

Hemingway was very influential when I read him but that was before college. Thanks!

Blogger soapbox.SUPERSTAR said...

My hubby is a roofer. I am pretty sure that there should be no leaks once papered in. You may want to check that :)

Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

That's what I thought, too. This job is the first time I've ever done roofing and don't know what to expect!

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