I managed to get into the workshop today after the bank holiday weekend to begin the roof. I have encountered a few problems as I expected but the front is very nearly completed. I decided to glue the roof panels in place on the smallest window to see how easy or hard it was to fit the tiling with the roof in place. It wasn't too difficult but it was fiddly and did take some time so I decided not to stick down the other roofs.
I marked off the roof line in pencil and have tiled just over the lines. Much quicker and the edge should look just as good.
I even remembered to fix the tall front chimney in place, before tiling! I was a little bit worried about the weight of this chimney and whether it would just slide down the roof taking all the tiles with it but luckily my son called home just as I had applied the glue so I chatted to him while waiting for the glue to bond, which it did.......eventually. I have got to finish off the bottom as you can see and add the lead edging.
After gluing the chimney in place I noticed I had forgotten to tidy up the brick edging with grouting after sanding the chimneys down. I am not sure what to do now, I can still grout although it will be fiddly, or I might just leave it as a worn look.
This is how I have left it this evening. As you can see my lines are not quite straight, by the top edge, but I don't mind that, there are so many mis-judgements on this roof I think straight lines would highlight them even more.
I am very lucky to have a wonderful space to hide away but whatever your hobby space I would really recommend this fabulous unit from Ikea. It is the Alex 6-drawer on casters and I have the white one but it also comes in grey.
It fits under a desk or table but I have mine out as it enables me to put my current project on top, leaving my desk top free. I can then twirl the unit around into whatever position I need. It is very sturdy and has 6 very useful shallow drawers, what more can we ask for. If you are looking for a unit I would certainly recommend this little beauty and at £95 it won't break the bank leaving more pennies for minis!
Hope you all had a fun weekend wherever the bank holiday weekend sent you.