Eave Extension

Eave Extension

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We proudly present our first purely cosmetic B.B.BBQ. Guillaume and I decided to extend our roof eaves to create separation between the dormers and the first floor. This means creating a farce roof extension, and when you think about it, it’s obvious! We don’t actually have an angled roof cutting through our loft. Come on!

I’m ecstatic to be getting into the pretty decorating stuff. Jenna’s about to take over! (Not really, we still need things to work properly after all).

Here’s a photo before we built our beautiful little facade –

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And, poof… it’s done!

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Just kidding. It actually takes a lot of work to create this illusion, but luckily we had help. We hired Hollywood’s best roof-eave-fabrication-team…

Dave:

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His goal for the day was to use every tool, AT THE SAME TIME.

Lauren:  

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She may be afraid of the nail gun, but she’s a real champion on the miter saw!

Amy:

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Newbie-B.B.BBQer soaking up knowledge and being utilized as a jack-of-all-trades!

And, Aaron:

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You might recognize Aaron from previous posts as the “Guy holding a banana”…

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

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Now, back to eave creation. . .

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Step 1: Secure A Base For The Extension

Measure the extension area horizontally. Then cut and secure a 1×4 to the area. This board works as a base to where you will be attaching your fake rafters.

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Step 2: Create Your False Rafters

Measure you existing rafters and cut a 2×4 to create new ones. Make sure you cut your ends at an angle to match. Then align your false rafters with their brothers above (the existing rafters actually holding up the roof), and secure them to the base board.

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Step 3: Sheathing

Measure and cut a thin piece of sheathing so it will be flush with the existing roof sheathing. Secure sheathing to the false rafters. And, Voilà – your cosmetic roof extension is complete!

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What’s the advantage? Well, besides adding character to the house, it gives you a feeling of separation. Creating a separator provides an opportunity to play with different siding choices between levels.

Here’s an example where the builder used fascia boards for separation:

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Ethan’s tiny house, via: www.thetinyhouse.net

But don’t worry, we believe both levels will live in unity under our tiny roof.

-Jenna

More photos:

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Scared newbie

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Pro Nail Gun Handler

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2 Comments

  1. July 25, 2014 / 9:22 pm

    Can I see more info on this extension, some plans maybe? This really adds more room which is needed as you know in a unique way.

    Thanks

    Earth Mum

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