Dormers Sheathing & Roof Framing

Dormers Sheathing & Roof Framing

The road to tiny house roof sheathing seems endless! That’s partially due to the fact that we’ve been busy lately with things that are not “build” related.

BBBBq #10

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What?! There Is Life Other Than Building?

Ha, go figure, life can get in the way of our tiny house construction! Anyhow, life didn’t keep Jenna and I from hosting our tenth BBBBq!

BBBBq #10

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Our friend Laura was visiting from Colorado, so we got the old gang back together. Jen, Gabe, and Aaron joined us, and my brother Justin showed up later.

Justin testing the strenght of the ridge beam with his head

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Justin’s Test Conclusion: Wood > Skull

When we all get together, we usually keep it to food and beer but this time we had to put our friends to work… very hard work…

Aarong making sure our house doesn't fly away

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Gabe the gymnast

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The usual monkey test

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Just as BBBBq #9, it appears hardly any progress was made, but looks can be deceiving! This time we installed the blocks for the roof and sheathed the back of the loft.

Powertools are loud!

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Powertools = Loud Noises!

We ended the day with the usual feast: Jenna made pulled pork sandwiches.

Jenna's delicious pulled pork

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I must say, if it wasn’t for her cooking abilities, we probably wouldn’t have started this project at all!

Justin eyeing that slawburger

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“Are You Going To Finish That?”

Here is a bonus timelapse video showing the dormers sheathing.

And the rest of the pictures for your (or our) personal enjoyment.

Ta-ta,

-Gulliaume

BBBBq #10

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Gabe's resting position

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BBBBq #10

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BBBBq #10, Justin want's some of that banana

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Food good

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4 Comments

  1. Mike and Kelsey
    October 16, 2014 / 4:02 pm

    Hey guys! So, when you did the roof blocks part, what type of lumber are you using between the rafters? Did you have to cut a corner off of each piece of blocking so the edge will sit flush with the edge of the rafters? Not sure if I’m making sense, we’re having some difficulty understanding how to block the ends of our roof framing.

    Thanks for any help you can lend us!

    • October 16, 2014 / 7:35 pm

      We just used regular 2×4 lumber. You can stain it if it’s visible or just box your eaves. You cut a piece to length and fit it between the rafters. Then you score it and rip it on a table saw at 45deg. That gives you the flat surface.
      Make sure you drill holes in the blocks to vent your roof, unless you are using spray foam insulation.

  2. Bryan Norvell
    December 6, 2013 / 6:30 am

    Your tiny house looks bigger than your aunt and uncles house now. Just like a real American Guillaume, bigger is always better. I’m so proud of you!

    • December 6, 2013 / 8:26 am

      Haha, right? I’m thinking about buying a semi to tow it… Just because bigger is better.
      When are you coming over to check it out and help?

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