Saturday, 15 August 2015

Raising the Roof

The only way I could think to add height but not weight to the roof was to glue braces to the bottom layer, (the original kit roof,) and then cover them with a sheet of 1mm plywood. I cut a load of 6mm MDF blocks and gave the roof a new spikey hairdo


 It does the job, strengthens the roof and leaves space in between to hide all of the electrical gubbins.


To make the cladding boards match the same lovely curve of the roof, I used the end profile that you get with the kit as a template to cut around.


Once they were all painted and glued into place I cut a piece of card, which I will use as a template for the final piece.


Next - building kitchen cupboards...oh and cleaning my kitchen. Damn it's messy in here.

Have a fab weekend
Pepper =0)


48 comments:

  1. Fantástico trabajo, muy bien pensado y muy bien hecho.
    Un abrazo
    Maite

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    1. Gracias Maite . Un abrazo de nuevo a usted =0)

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  2. Getting your update is always a highlight!! :-)
    Looking good...

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  3. Brilliant solution! And thank you for the new vocabulary word :)

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    1. Yup, It's like teach yourself English slang on this blog =0P

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  4. It looks nice. I'm waiting for the furniture. Hugs, Melli

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  5. You are such a great problem solver. It is the perfect solution for the roof I think. :-)

    I am really loving all these updates.

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  6. Marvelous! It's great that you kept the curve of the original but mimicked the thickness of the addition. Well done!

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  7. WOWEEEEEE!!!! the raised roof is simply Splendid, Pepper! What a terrific solution for hiding the wiring without forfeiting the clean lines of the roof.
    You have successfully proven that Necessity HAS BEEN the Mother of Invention! :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. I'm not tidy when it comes to lighting a project so I had to find somewhere to hide it all =0P

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  8. I bought a whole second kit to do exactly that same thing with....well, that and I needed more windows.

    Your house is looking fantastic :D

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    1. Thanks Keli. I think the kit in itself is great but I've noticed quite a few people doubling up. Just goes to show how amazingly imaginative peeps are =0)

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  9. What a brilliant way to store all this electrical stuff... Seeing the whole building in the last picture was impressive, this building is gorgeous now after all your changes and with this colour scheme. It's always fun to see your progress.

    Hugs
    Birgit

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  10. Me gusta como te esta quedando , será muy bonita cuando la tengas amueblada . El falso techo para esconder los cables , es perfecto .
    Besos

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  11. You came out with great solutions. The raised roof is now a perfect hide for the electrical pieces. The building
    is fabulous.
    Hugs, Drora

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  12. great solution to your problem, Im loving the new roof line :)

    Hugs
    Marisa

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  13. The roof is beautiful in itself...but functional too? Awesome!

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  14. Awesome. Looks amazing. Great taste. Love the wood flooring and windows.

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    1. Thank you very much, glad you like it =0)

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  15. Love the roof! It looks amazing...what a fabulous way to solve a wire problem.

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    1. Yeah, those pesky wires can be a pain. I prefer this way to cutting channels in the wood and trying to cover them up (which I'm rubbish at) =0)

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  16. This project is so inspiring, I look forward to your posts :) What a great idea for the roof. The structure is really amazing---

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  17. The extra height looks great......and functional, winner winner! You should toss some solar panels up there too =;)

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    1. Haha, my Hubby said the exact same thing. Both of you just love chucking me curve balls =0P

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  18. Hello Pepper,
    Fantastic work! the structure is beautiful and I love the modern direction you've taken. It looks so good woith the extra thickness. Well done!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  19. Hi...Your work is as stunning as it always is! I Love the whole building, it is so esthetic and cool! The roof is fabulous!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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    1. Aw, thanks Kikka. That's very kind of you =0)

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  20. that's a very clever solution Pepper! I like the extra roofheight a lot. It looks so good, I'm really looking forward to those kitchen cupboards (btw: I had a house with a kitchen once with the same colour cabinetdoors and top as yours, I still like it). Bye!

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    1. Ah, so I am in fashion =0) It was the first thing we did to the house when we moved in =0)

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  21. Yes, really Brilliant! It looks just perfect.... as if it was part of the original design! And double benefit that it hides all the wiring mess! Now I can't wait to see what you do for the cupboards!

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    1. Thank you Betsy, I hope I don't disappoint with the kitchen cabinets =0)

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  22. Well now Pepper, You really RAISED THE ROOF! I love it. It is so consistent with the modern clean lines you've been creating. Very clever...not something I might have thought of...but I love the way it adds so much presence. Too bad you don't get to enter the contest with this build! You might just have taken the prize, the way things are going.

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