Saturday, August 25, 2012

Observatory Part 8

We made very good progress over the last 2 days.  The roof is now on the observatory and weather boards have been fitted on the sides and front.  The view inside shows that there's going to be a lot of caulking to do!

As you can see, I still have some screws to put in to seal the top frame to the walls completely.  The gap at the back between the roof frame and the top frame will be sealed with the rubber sealing material used on garage doors. The front gap above the door frame will be sealed with a 1 x 6 and the same sealing material as the rear.

The front and rear weatherboards also function to keep the roof frame from sagging.  A 10 foot long 2 x 4 that is unsupported sags significantly.  The weatherboards are 2 x 4s attached at right angles.  While attaching them, we pushed the roof frame up to remove the sag and screwed the weatherboard in as we went along with decking screws.  Tomorrow, if I get time, I'll attach the front weatherboard and install the doors.