So, back to work we go with no time to waste!....After the windows were installed in the bedroom last week, the next feat was to take out the last remaining rafters and install some cross beams. By doing this, we created cathedral ceilings and still supported the roof with a handsome feature. I really wanted to have old, rough looking timbers instead of box beams to do this.
The last rafters to be removed
The men bring in the new beams (6 x 6 spruce)
Michael visited a local lumber yard and chose the most beat-up beams. I love the cracks, scrapes and bore holes. We're planning on white-washing the beams after they go up.
I took the next photo through the glass of the new patio door. Butterflies are fluttering around us all the time while we work, as if reminding us of the marvelous transformation we are involved in.
Did you know that a Butterfly was originally called a "Flutter-By". Because people always got the words mixed up, eventually it just became easier to call it a "Butterfly".