and all sorts of treaures
funky mushrooms grow on bits of wood beneath the steps
my mom and I frame out a 5 foot cedar deck using a ledger board
a lot of debris is produced, but
we take advantage of the scrap lumber being produced
and whip up some new compost bins!
my mom does a great job on this side project!
wait, yeah, how about let's get rid of that too!
we completely reframe the roof and north wall (which was sinking badly)
we use plywood as underlayment for the metal roofing
we put up a temporary railing for the insurance inspection, a more natural version is sure to replace it at some point
then on to some more fun things, we harvest scraggily oaks nearby to frame the porch and railing
we enjoy peeling the fresh poles
and then we ran out of time for November...
just a slit with a circular saw to slip in the base and you can't even tell there's Simpson hardware in there
the top branching part of the poles gets notched to meet the rafters
classic bread cuts!
it's looking so much better with those round poles branching up to the roofline.
the rest of the railing soon to come, stayed tuned