soon enough you’ll find why I titled this post as I did.
There’s work to do!
Houses from this period and style typically had fancy metal work on top; it’s called the ‘cornice’. About four years ago it fell off the 5k house. Above the side porch you can see some of the lost original detail.
My brother Robbert helped me with this project. First we removed most of the existing tin, shored-up the existing framing and started anew.
One of the challenges was marrying the existing tin and framing, which sagged in the middle, with the our work.
So we built it back using wood and…
You guessed it! I came across them at the near-by scrap yard. Perfect.
I was so happy to get this done. We started in December when the weather can be if-y but it went in our favor.