|Remaining areas left to be tiled.|
I went back to tiling today. Cutting, sanding and glueing. Hardly exciting but needs to be done. I am working on the back roof of the house now. Lots of tiny pieces to insert into areas that I hope will be covered effectively later (well, not much later). Anyway, I had to finish the back roof areas and then also finish off the last three corners of the peaks. So since I had used some of the tiles previously for the front, I had to open chapter 117 to get more tiles to finish the back and corners. I finished the last two left corners and while the glue was drying, I pulled out Chapter 116 and 118 which were the pieces to finish the top of the peaks of the left and right side roofs.
|Nearly finished tiling. Just one tiny corner spot left to be done.|
|Chapters 116 and 118 had these pieces for decorating the roof tops.|
Once the last row dried in place, I started adding the pieces that would support the upper peak decorative tiling. It was necessary to use some pieces as filler and glue in place using fairly big globs. Not only that, for the side peaks I made the mistake of thinking I could glue all the layers together and then place them on the roof. Wrong. The pieces are thin and notched to permit you to bend them into place and glue. But since I had absolutely no way to hold the pieces in place (my little clamps had no where to “hold on” to) I was forced to hold them in place for a while or use big globs of glue and my weights and just hope that gaps are not so visible from the front of the house. So again, I lost time waiting for glue to dry. But at least now I know how to proceed for the rest of the roof.
|Two side pieces and the top added.|
|Creative weighing down to adhere to the curve of the roof.|
|You can see the structure of the pieces to allow some bending. Not much tho.|
|Adding the corner support. The front of this part of the roof has been painted.|
|You can see the difference betwwen the painted tiles (right) and non.|
|Painting the roof.|
|Painting complete and adding the final covering pieces.|
|Detail of the corner, gable and juncture areas of the roof.|