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It seems amazing to us, but the exterior of Graham’s shop is almost finished. The end is close at hand and we’re really happy about that. It’s been a multiyear project, but one that will pay off for the rest of our lives here in the Valley. Eventually, Graham wants to run a hydraulic business from this shop.
This is the side that faces the road. Graham has built scaffolding from wood in order to get up there to get the gable end finished. He uses a brad nailer to put the shingles on and that nailer has seen a lot of work. They are fantastic for making a big job much easier!
Those doors slide open and closed. Right now, they are made from OSB, but eventually Graham would like to change that and have something better looking in it’s place. The doors are really easy to slide open, I have no problem getting them to move along that track.
The other gable end was finished last year and finally Graham has been able to get this gable end taken care of. As we all know, it’s hard to work at work and work on the homestead at the same time! We’re just taking a bite out of several projects and being satisfied by how far we can get.
I took these pictures while he was still working on the gable, but now he has the trim boards, fascia, soffits and the shingles done.
This is a picture of the back side. The side wall soffits still need to be boxed in and finished and you can see that in the picture above. But we are getting very close to having the whole exterior done and that will be fantastic to have that part of the project off the list!
The builder – he looks happy, doesn’t he?
Me? I’m so glad to take down my “shingle line”! If I don’t see another unstained shingle until next year, that will be fine by me!