Around the Bend Strawbale House, Pond and Gardens

July 25, 2007

Roof is sheathed

Filed under: Uncategorized — aroundthebend @ 3:22 pm


Well the weather put a damper or progress for a bit, but the roof is sheathed and awaiting its steel finish.  Good job, Ed Sharkey! 

We have some last minute discussions with house designer/brother John on roof colour.  The colour we want, a rich chocolate brown, turns out to be different than we expected; we consider galvanized metal, dark green, soft blue (well only Marianne considers that) and finally agree on tan. The steel is ordered and will arrive next week. Without Dennis, though, who will put on the steel?  A conversation with Scott from the local lumberyard results in an experienced roofer who agrees to finish the job.  We’re looking forward to being able to work under cover while it rains!


  1. Hey, it looks like they left a few nails out of the roof sheathing over the deck. Be sure to add those.
    It also looks a bit dark in there. Better add lighting right away.
    How’s that for directions from afar without any heavy lifting.


    Comment by familyatb — July 27, 2007 @ 7:03 pm | Reply

  2. We’ll get right on that! And the coffee’s nearly ready.


    Comment by aroundthebend — July 27, 2007 @ 8:26 pm | Reply

  3. I love the roof line….on the third photo it seems the house sits snug as a bug in the meadow…..

    Comment by Arlene — August 1, 2007 @ 2:05 am | Reply

  4. Did you have a celebration when the roof was finished. I seem to recall that in the old country such a celebration involved a bunch of twigs, a flag, and of course a “bottle”, and a prayer of thanksgiving.

    Comment by Dad — August 15, 2007 @ 12:56 pm | Reply

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