The west gable we built last summer needs to be raised a little, now that we’ve established a proper wall height at 8’3” from the floor flags: higher than it would have been originally.
We’ve raised our door height to avoid head injury from low flying lintels. The doors that used to be 5’7” are now a decent 6′.
Well – now it begins to look like a real house.
Upon the scaffold the guys have made a timber template so the roof trusses can snuggle against the wall. Cottage roofs generally are pitched at about 36 degrees (9/12 pitch angle).
Note that the typical space above a cottage window is about 1.5 foot (above).
Meanwhile back down in the lower room and with help of Jason and Clint (who completed their stone building FAS course with Rónán Crehan in Donegal Town) we built a pair of handsome corner boles.
Boles are keeping holes for everyday objects.
The ancient door lintel from Shane’s cottage rides again – this time as a characterful shelf – embedded one-third of the way into the wall and supported by a couple of long through stones.
You may travel the whole world but you simply won’t pick up furniture like this in a flat pack.