A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Cabin - Part 5: The Roof

In the weeks since I last posted, I spent one weekend fastening the rafters, and the next weekend Damon, plus my neighbors Reiner and Florian, came over to help add the strapping, then the roofing tin.

Where the rafters are exposed, where they extend past the end of the building, we had the strapping laid out contiguously so you can't see the tar paper under the tin. It's gives those spaces a by warm look.

Today I nailed some 1x2's to the inside of the rafters to hold onto our blockers, which we need to fasten next. I'm glad we got the roof on before the snow really started.

Location:Horsefly, BC


  1. The Cabin is looking fantastic - soon it will be all done.

    I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas together!

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