Top Cottage Project - 13 August 2011

Re-construction now progressing well.

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The new bit of the back wall starts to go up.

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The roof wall plate, ridge and rafters go up.

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Alex and Aden sand the rafters.

Because the roof is very low, the rafters and joists will remain exposed as part of the decor, so they need to look nice.

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The joists go up to finish the roof structure.

I was on my own that day and holding the joists in exactly the right position (level and central) while fixing them to the rafters posed a bit of a problem at first.

Props and clamps didn't work but the final solution, a blue bungi strap (clearly visible in the picture) worked perfectly allowing ease of movement yet complete stability.

Thanks Iris for the loan of your bungi strap!

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