For some people Australia Day 2011 was a sausage sizzle or a cold beer with your mates or even a day at the beach.
For us it was the day two timber and tin window hoods were constructed for the Sow's Ear. It seemed like the Australian thing to do.
|This is the window hood on the front of the Sow's Ear. |
The new window hoods will match this very simple style.
Jason and Mr Rooney, our expert builder, built two perfect window hoods from scratch to protect our bedroom windows from the weather. They did a marvellous job.
Here is a pictorial of the day:
|It started with a plan scribbled on the makeshift work bench and a couple of lattes (very metro of them...)|
|Putting together the frame of the window hoods|
|Jason, the apprentice, nailing the timber battens to the frame.|
Mr Rooney's laptop was used to calculate the correct spacing for the battens. There is an algorithm which takes the guess work out of it.
|This is gable roll or barge roll. |
It is used as a decorative element (as well as for flashing) around the edge of the window hood.
It finishes the window hoods nicely.
|The gable roll being nailed onto the window hoods. That's Son #1 doing the honours.|
|The completed timber and tin window hoods.|
Don't they look fantastic? They will need to be sanded and painted before they are installed over the bedroom casement windows
Well done Jason and Mr Rooney!