Since setting the beams and front timber truss on Monday, the framing crew has been working on extending the overhangs on the conventional sections of roof, and beginning to tie in the front truss to the house. That latter chore has been a real pain trying to figure out the correct pitch on the shed roof sections in order to keep the gable section far enough back from a side wall to keep snow from catching and building up. They actually had to rip out the first try. It's really and issue of trying to visualize solid surfaces, when only framing exists and they are compound angles going on. But Jason finally has it started on the right path. They also have gotten the 4th level roof decked completely and the knee braces on as well.
Sandra has been staining the garage doors while the weather lasts. If it continues to hold, she could be done by mid next week. We are using a two-step stain from Sikkens that has very good UV protection. Wish we could that on the timber trusses, but trying to get three coats on them would have been tough time-wise.
Stone is progressing slower than I'd expect for two guys, but we'll continue. Finally worked out the detail of running the stone around the windows and that is looking good.
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|Fourth-level deck with knee braces at the corners. Slowly taking shape!|