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Planning a Japanese inspired garden shed

Started by GRadice, February 13, 2021, 05:37:35 PM

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GRadice

Yes! Stella. They are pretty good buddies. Stella is 10-1/2 years old and the very best dog.



Gary

GRadice

Small update. 

Well, it turned out that one of the windows wasn't square enough and couldn't be fixed. It was fine during test fit but I must have skewed it while clamping during glue up. I sawed it apart and was able to save the kumiko lattice and I'm making a new frame for it.

I also was able to find some new old stock Japanese copper gutters and hanging brackets for a good price. I think I can make the other few gutter accessories such as end caps and a downspout for a rain chain myself. That will be fun.

And I finally, after many weeks and emails with the manufacturer,  have the rest of the roof panels and ridge caps in hand and have maybe one more day to finish the roof, with my wonderful neighbor's help.

Sorry, no pictures this time.

Gary

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Copper gutters should be pretty!
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GRadice

Finally, finally got everything for the roof and finished installing it today. Just  before it started to rain.

I can't tell you how happy I am to have this done after so many weeks of delays. And no more ladders!





Gary

GRadice

I finished the window sash. I had to remake one of them since it was out of square so that took awhile. On to the gutters and doors.

Gary

GRadice

One of two half round copper gutters is up. The gutters and brackets are from Japan, although some of the pieces I was miraculously able to find locally because "I know a guy who knows a guy" who had them left over from an unfinished project. I had to solder together the 5 ft gutter sections using some splice/adaptor pieces. I'm had to learn copper sheet metal soldering for that. I'd give myself a C- for esthetics, but the seams do hold water.

The brackets are unusual because they insert into the ends of the rafter tails. I think they are a nice sculptural detail. The round end caps add a decorative detail, too. The rain chain is a classic design called "crocus flower."







Gary

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Installing the copper gutters, which you partially acquired through local contacts, is an impressive endeavor. Although the aesthetics of the solder joints might not be perfect, the key is that they are watertight and functional. The unique Japanese brackets that insert into the ends of the rafters, along with the decorative round end caps, add architectural charm. The classic "crocus flower" rain chain not only serves a practical function but also enhances the visual appeal of the installation. Regular maintenance, cleaning, and monitoring the condition of the gutters and solder joints will ensure their durability and aesthetic appeal for many years, while the naturally patinating copper will add character to the entire setup.





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GRadice

I got the other gutter hung today. And I tested the rain chain.

https://youtube.com/shorts/dQZKL9X8qM4
Gary

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