Well, week six of our build has ticked over and we started it off with a conundrum...
Walnut, Brown Bean, or Brown Cedar?
After much discussion and many beers over Christmas, the Cameron hive-mind decided on Brown cedar and set about applying the stain with typical aplomb.
Big thanks to the team at Triclad for supplying the awesome, affordable and sexy plywood weatherboards. Best of luck for your big shift, guys!
In order to make the 12 mm boards match the 20 mm corrugate, we needed to place spacers underneath. These we cut from spare 7 mm plywood.
7 plus 12 equals twenty, so we were good.
Then, one by one, the boards went up!
By now, we were once again wilting under the summer heat, but after a day off for Christmas, timely reinforcements once again appeared - this time in the form of Uncle Bruce and Cousin David.
Cheers for the help guys!
Brothers Grant and Bruce then donned their uniforms and attacked an item that had been haunting the to-do list for a couple of weeks.
Our center-pivot Velux model came with a flashing kit and an instruction novel that we followed to the extent that we could on our tiny roof.
Once the roofing was replaced, and everything battened down, there was nothing to do but lie back and enjoy the view!
Just in time, a rainy afternoon came along to test our newly perforated roof.
That's all for this week folks! Things are motoring along here still, but we're taking a brief hiatus over New Years to recharge the batteries with waves, brews and fireworks (in that order) in sunny Raglan-town.
Huge thanks again to all of our helpers and visitors this week. We'd probably have given up ages ago if it wasn't for your muscles, know-how, kind words and smoothies.
You're all awesome!