So here’s what was accomplished the last couple of weekends. As always, it’s piecemeal…a few hours here, a couple there. One of the design changes we’ve made since the “final” Sketchup design is to extend the front rafters out beyond the roof line. Also, we switched to 2x8s for the front rafters to both give a more solid look, as well as to have extra depth to allow them to be notched around the lower beams. Since you really can’t see any of the other rafters from the sides, they really do make the roofline look much more serious.
The cedar shingles look awesome, but they too are not very visible except along the front edge or if you choose to remove an upstairs screen and hang out the window to get a look at them. With just a little more effort, the playhouse will be dry! Of course, it’s taken me to the end of the rainy season, so that was bound to happen naturally, anyway ;)