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  • #46
    Thanks Greg!
    Dave

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    • #47
      Made a few canvas look roof tops for the deck and porch.
      Started with a brown McDonald napkin. Place the napkin, two layers thick, on a glass cutting board. Use a wide brush and lightly coat the napkin with a 50/50 mixture of Elmers clear glue and water. Brush out the air bubbles and hang the napkin to dry. Clean off the cutting board and repeat as needed.


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      Fabricated a wood frame as required and added a card stock backer for rigidity to help hold the wood roof frame together.

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      Applied Aileene’s glue to the top and sides of all the roof wood. Laid the dried “canvas” napkin over the wood roof structure and pressed to the wood. Let the napkin drape over the sides about 1/4” and trim to desired overhang after the glue dries.

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      Applied weathering chalks to the canvas top to age the roof.

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      Made the roof supports from thin wire. I used 18 ga. floral wire, made a template and formed the wire with small needle nose pliers. Drilled the roof wood frame and house wall to accept the supports. The brackets are cut from 65lb black paper and glued in place.
      Photo of roof in place over the deck.


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      Dave

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      • #48
        I like that awning.

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        • #49
          Nice work Dave.
          Carl

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          • #50
            Now I'll need to stop for a burger and get some napkins. Nice tip. That overhang and hanging canvass look great. Nice job.

            Bernd
            New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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            • #51
              Dave,
              Nice technique. Looks like canvas. Supports came out nice as well.

              Scott

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              • #52
                Ray, Carl, Bernd and Scott , thank you.
                Bernd, you'll like the look...just be sure to get the brown napkins.
                Scott, supports were a little tedious but worth the effort.
                Dave

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                • #53
                  Looking great! I'm thinking about the ice house on "east of eden"

                  All railroads need these!

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                  • #54
                    Nice canvas idea. Looks fantastic.


                    Louis
                    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                    • #55
                      Nice work, Dave!

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                      • #56
                        Awesome.
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                        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                        • #57
                          Philip, Louis, Fred and Mike, I appreciate the nice comments!
                          Philip, you can't go wrong with an ice house...they make a nice conversation piece!
                          Dave
                          Dave

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                          • #58
                            Dave,

                            That's certainly an ingenious way to make the canvas roof. I agree with all of the commenters before me. Outstanding work.

                            Rich

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                            • #59
                              Thanks Rich!
                              Dave
                              Dave

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                              • #60
                                Parts needed to make a tall stack:
                                5/8” O.D. rigid plastic pipe…Construction Paper Bands…Small Screw Eyes…Thin Wire


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                                Mark the tube for band locations where desired and wrap the bandsaround the tube. I fastened the bands in place with Aileene’s glue.

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                                Prime the stack assembly. When dry, drill holes through the bands to locate support tie back wires and apply the screw eyes.

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                                Stack mounted in place.

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