In case you were wondering...

In case you were wondering...

This blog exists to encourage all those who have ever wanted--and needed!--a tiny getaway close to home. A workshop, playhouse, garden shed, sanctuary, mini-greenhouse, studio, home office; whatever it is you need, it IS doable, with some sacrifice, imagination, and compromise.

It helps if you're handy, too.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Little decisions...

wurra, wurra, wurra...

...seems like there are always a lot of them! Soooo...the recycled French doors are JUST too big for the opening. Guess we're going to enlarge the opening a little and cut down the doors a little, and hit a happy medium!

Do the French doors open in our out? J. wanted out, for more room, I wanted the generous overhangs for protection from the weather (I learned my lesson with the cabin--no overhang so rot problems...). So, in.

We haven't decided on the small door yet...if we have the tiny porch overhang, will the door hit it if it opens out? If it opens in, will the doorknob break the glass in the French door?

If we have the overhang, will Joseph hit his head on it?

What kind of hinges for the windows?

What kind of trim on the sharp edges of the roof, on the outside storage? It's not an issue elsewhere, but it is there, because it's low and we'll be using that space a lot...

How will we seal the ridge? Do we want ventilation, or no leaks or wasps?

What to do about that too-high, too-small stained glass window that will look PERFECT from the inside but rather surprised from outside since it's so far off the ground?

Well, so we decide, step by step, as we go along. And meanwhile I try to get my paying work done so I can afford to make a decision like the red-cedar trim instead of the too-narrow recycled stuff... :-)


  1. I put a second roof WITH OVERHANG over the roof I have now on this home. I don't know why they make roofs without an overhang since many of us have had problems with water getting in where the roof joins the house walls.

  2. It will all be worth it in the end.
    Sorry to here there is so much tweaking to get the french doors up. I hope they will work out.
    Since you will spend most of you time inside--I vote for putting the stained glass window where you like it from the inside. ;)

  3. I don't know why either, Annie, it's nuts! You need to protect those walls...and the extra bit of shade helps, too...

    I'm sorry too, Rita, but I'm sure they'll work. We have to cut a bit off the bottom of the doors, but it'll still look good. And that's what my architect friend said about the window!



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