Upcycled recycled for down slopes on dormer

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Still a hoarder

This time it’s recycled card envelopes used to house the 2nd hand books bought online.

Mock wood beams

One of the removable roof sections needs to lie flush on its support and the card is half the thickness of the thinnest wood strip I’ve got so was ideal to act as beams cut in with the white painted ceiling covering.

Flexible covering for rough dormer roof

Whilst waiting for the card items to dry

Stepping stones for chickens

Growing trees for the street scene

Time out to paint a plate

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Had a fancy to paint a plate by way of a change. Looks a bit lumpy but I really enjoyed the doing

and to bake mini-ish carrot and cinnamon cakes

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Got ‘hungry’ for cake – carrot and cinnamon gluten free sweetened with a very little coconut sugar

and eat half of one

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with homemade yoghurt and a piece of 85% chocolate

That’s what I call a good afternoons’ skiving😉

Roundabout, climbing frame and a bumpy helter skelter

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Up, down and round and round

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A back roof overview

Still working on the other small slope but one half’s done.

Have been carrying around in my head the shape, ideas and flow of this roof  for about as long as I’ve been doing this project and it’s a relief to set it free at last. It works or it doesn’t work but at least it can now have a life of its own.

Going on with the last slope tomorrow – promise.

Open and shut case

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I’ve spent most of the recent mini-ing time on roof-ful brooding.

Still mithering on

Going round and around in circles trying to keep things simple but give access to light controls and the loft rooms.

  • Top of the list would have been to have my brain checked:  too late for that
  • Most favourable and practical would be an all-in-one, simple roof that is totally removable:  not gone for simple roof so that’s out
  • Next would have been to split it in two halves both of which would be removable and have them meeting at the ridge:  that messes up the ridge and wasn’t sure I could work that out

Working with what’s there

Best way out is to ignore it while it cooks away in the old brain box and do something else so I fiddle with the carpet across the great hall table.  The hanging edge needed weighting in some way as it wouldn’t lie flat.

And now the roof so far

The second bedroom

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It’s up there over the meat room

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Ashwood Designs has made various lamps that are used around the building. Some have bulbs, some have candles only. This bedroom has a fairy light available that needed housing and it just so happened that the last Ashwood lamp I had was a candle one that had rattled around in storage here and needed its base putting back.

In the last photo you can see the boxing in on lower left two-thirds, hiding the robust fairy light wiring that lights the rooms down below and the door at the left is the mock one for the alleyway torch controls. I don’t much like rooms with lots of doors in them (or open wardrobes for that matter) but the two mock doors are to ‘dead’ areas in the loft.

Solution to part of the roof problem

Another ‘something else’ activity

Finally got round to dressing the room properly more or less.

A bit of lots and none at all, but suspect my brain is now going to be incommunicado until such time as this roof is finally fixed.

See you then😉

 

 

A clatter of roofs

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I do like a noisy roof-line

Think I’ve come to a decision re fixed or non-fixed roof areas.  Still sounding vague so as to leave wiggle room for when it doesn’t work of course.

One largish section

This needs to be fairly rigid if possible and is made of a sandwich of 2 mm card between painted card inner and plain outer.  Beams and other supports at edges to be added as well as tiling.

Adding a dormer perhaps

A two piece

On the other side of the building

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The clatter flowing from the main block