Above is the cross beam and below is the front header beam.
The front part of the roof that faces our home will be covered in a tin called Copper Penny. The Copper Penny is much less expensive than real copper would be. The back part of the roof is an opaque undulating plastic roof material used on big warehouses. The back faces Northerly and I will need the light for winter. During our hot summers, there is a nice canopy of trees shading the whole area.
The front of Copper Top Cottage is tall and wide for two reasons. There will be a decorative window over the front door and the front door is made from 4 windows put together. Kinda like a french door affect.
Here is the window going above the door.Its the skinny one the bottom back of the stack. My extra windows will be used as lean-to greenhouses and cold frames. I’ll use the windows with broken panes as a trellis for the vines that will be here and there. You know what here and there means don’t you?
There are three windows on this side and 2 on the back and other side. The outside will be covered in siding. The windows swing out. There are hindges on the side of each window.
When you look down at Copper Top from our back porch….it will be so awesome. You will be able to see the Copper Penny roof. I’ll also be adding a pergola to the front and growing an Akebia vine on it for shade. There will be window boxes and the windows will have lace curtains. I’ve got to put a swing down there too. My house is known for a swing on every porch.
Thanks for stopping by to see the progress on Copper Top Cottage. I’ll have another update soon.