The first thing I had to do with the awnings was create some shingles. I had some left over from the last porches but now I didn’t have many and I had to start from scratch. First was to apply double sided tape to the back of the shingle material. Then I had to paint it with a little color to have different tones when it came time to cut and mount the tiles. While the material was drying, I could begin work on the underside of the awnings.
|Adding some stain to one piece to produce darker color tiles.|
|Adding the underside decorations...|
|...cutting away space for later installment of support beams...|
|...checking the measurements...|
|...stained and painted ready for shingle installation.|
Next was to attach the awnings to the porch. I used some sticky wax and glue to attach them. By having the wax I was able to position and then glue in place with at least some insurance that the awnings would not fall off. Since the porch wasn’t attached yet, it made the installation easier by laying it on its side.
|Measuring the cutting lines for the shingles.|
|Cutting the shingles.|
|Applying the shingles to the awnings.|
|Gluing the awnings onto the porch.|
|Underside supports glued in and painted white.|
|Corner shingles added.|
|Porch in place. Not yet installed tho.|
The porch will be installed once I complete the other porch. That way, I can pull down the whole floor and install them using my table. But I've got another porch to build!!
|View thru the porch into the Buddha room.|