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Imagepajonica
May 27, 2016 1:50 AM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Having completed the extension to the back of our house it is time to move on to other work in the process of restoring this old house
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ImageZanymuse
May 27, 2016 8:32 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Thanks for the link Jon. I am looking forward to watching your new project. Thumbs up
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ImageSharon
May 27, 2016 11:34 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Me too, Jon.
Imagepajonica
May 27, 2016 6:40 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Here's the job.
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As you can see the roof of the balcony is badly damaged as a result of a typhoon a couple of years ago.
All the wood work needs reworking and painting as does the top walls of the house to match the bottom.
I'm buying scaffold on Monday as it is both impractical and potentially dangerous to attempt using ladders, the scaffold will enable me to paint the house and replace all the guttering on the whole house, a $500 investment worth every penny.
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Imagepajonica
May 27, 2016 6:47 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Here's one for Sharon, my cornus kousa Big Grin
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ImageSharon
May 27, 2016 7:42 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Oh Jon, how incredibly beautiful. Does it bloom in early Spring for you as our dogwoods do here? The foliage is so full on yours, ours is full as well but not as rounded, more like clouds sitting on branches, with a lot of branching left showing. The foliage doesn't appear here until all the blooms are finished. Yours is just so very lovely. Thank you.

You have a blank canvas right there on that side of your home and it's going to soon be perfect. I'm so glad to know you'll have scaffolding. It's going to be fun seeing your progress and the changes you'll create . You be really careful, ya hear?
ImageZanymuse
May 27, 2016 7:54 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
The scaffolding will be a wise investment making the job much safer. Thumbs up

Have you decided on a paint color?
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Imagepajonica
May 27, 2016 9:34 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Sharon, the cornus kousa is a dogwood native to Japan, Korea, China. It leafs out in late march and flowers mid-April.

Brenda, the walls will be as the extension ivory white with the woodwork painted mid brown.
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ImageSharon
May 27, 2016 10:04 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
That's what I realized, Jon. Ours are more like our fruit-bearing trees, they bloom first.

When I first saw your picture I thought it was some type of magnolia. Beautiful.
Imagepajonica
May 31, 2016 9:37 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Well, I've got the scaffold up, it was very difficult for an old man working alone I can tell you. Whistling

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ImageZanymuse
May 31, 2016 10:00 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
You need a helper to set these things up. But it looks like you managed on your own somehow I tip my hat to you.
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ImageSharon
May 31, 2016 10:25 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Just be so careful, Jon. I know it's going to look so great!
Imagepajonica
May 31, 2016 11:11 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
I've been looking at this job for a few years now, thinking about the how knowing I would have to do it alone. I drew it all up beforehand in order to figure it out. The main support poles are 5m in length that's approaching 16 feet to you guys, real heavy too, then there was the matter of getting 2 twelve foot planks right up on top, that was fun! A combination of brain and muscle. Big Grin Just the work to do now.

Extra hands are thin on the ground here unless you want to pay for them of course, then that kinda defeats the object of DIY. I do like a challenge Smiling
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JuneBug
Jun 2, 2016 7:57 AM CST
Name: June or Nancy☺
Dover AFB, Delaware
I too and glad that you bought the scaffolding for this job - we don't bounce very well... That will make it so much easier to work on the house - moving the ladders every hour would not be fun. Big Yellow Grin
Imagepajonica
Jun 13, 2016 12:02 AM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
I've completed the guttering and the painting on the main house above the balcony roof, restored and painted the frame and started on the roof covering.
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ImageZanymuse
Jun 13, 2016 9:53 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
That is good progress. I like the color. It has a lovely glow to the brown.
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Imagepajonica
Jun 13, 2016 5:41 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
I like the brown too, a very traditional color in Japan and it goes so well with the wall color which turns out to be vanilla.
Hours of replacing rotten wood, prep and painting, Phew! It doesn't show too well in the photos the small space between the eve of the main roof, in fact about 8 inches, It was a tight squeeze for me to screw on the plastic sheet.
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ImageZanymuse
Jun 13, 2016 7:48 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
I thought it looked like a tight fit to slip it into. I hadn't thought about trying to get it there to attach it. That must have been a lot of fun. Blinking
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Imagepajonica
Jun 13, 2016 11:30 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Add some colorful language Whistling Fun LOL!
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ImageZanymuse
Jun 14, 2016 12:20 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Color is good Whistling
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