Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The eyebrow dormer is finished!!!

I thought this day might never come - the eyebrow dormer is finished and tied in with the rest of the roof. It rained today, keeping us from work, but I went to the house site and my preliminary inspection revealed no leaks so far under the eyebrow dormer!

Now we can focus on installing more windows, putting more walls (SIPs) up, and moving on to other parts of the roof. The next area to be slated will be the dog house dormer to the left of the eyebrow dormer. Not nearly as complicated.. we've already snapped chalk lines on this simple dormer and laid a few slates.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


October 19, 2006 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Stephen said...

G'day from Australia

You're lucky to be able to do the roof yourself. I have not seen copper flashing on homes down here, but I love the idea (we have galvanised steel onours). Also, the random-offsets of each slate is not seen here either - looks great! Your home is in such an idyllic location. It looks like (_one_day_) you can do a lot of relaxing around there!


October 28, 2006 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger oldmilwaukee said...

G'day Stephen! Wait 'til I tell the kids we got a message from down under. :) I tell people that our house site is not the best there is, just the best on our farm. I spent many hours studying topo maps and hiking the property thinking about where to locate our house. It's on a knoll/point, but the hills still tower above it. No matter how many local materials I use and how much I think about the architecture and siting, I realize my house _is_ a scar on the scenerey here. But maybe the residence will attract another caretaker for the land around it when I'm long gone. In the mean time, I'll do the best I can.

And yes, I am looking forward to relaxing... some day. I say that I'm building this house for a grumpy old man (who would never build it for himslef)... that's who I'll be when the house is finally finished. :)

October 29, 2006 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger oldmilwaukee said...

Uh, ANTEQ, I think I know who you are. Genius does run in our family - but unfortunately for you and me, it seems to run only on my wife's side of the family. :)

October 29, 2006 at 6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Hello from Iraq. I'm a helicopter pilot here and loved reading about the your whole build process. I want to build a timber frame near Maysville, KY in the next few years.I just got back here from Germany and saw lots of eyebrow dormers in Rothenburg. Is there any way I could send you pictures? I think you would enjoy them.


December 22, 2009 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Thomas Massie said...

Larry, I presume you are serving our country in some manner... if so, I would like to thank you.

I'd love to see those pictures! My email addy is massie@alum.mit.edu

Also, when you return to the area, please look me up and I will help with your timberframe in any way I can. I'm in Lewis County.

December 22, 2009 at 7:10 PM  

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