Friday, June 24, 2016
Lots done on the roof
I've been working on the ryokan a lot, but have been too busy to find time to post. These two photos show what it looks like as of now. (The inside stairs still aren't permanently installed).
I will have to do some patching to hide the white lines under the two gables. There have been a few things it has been impossible for me to figure out, even with translation software, so I just have to try to do the best I can, and will fix whatever didn't come out just right after the roof is done. So far, anything that is a little "off" will be easy to disguise later on.
I have almost all of the tiling done, which is a relief, because there is a lot of fitting and cutting to do, and the tiles are really tough to cut, but the roof will be so beautiful that it's worth it!
I've got the fancy wooden things done on the front two gables, as well as the onigawaras on both of them. (The onigawaras are those two decorative tile things sticking up over the peaks). That really added a lot of interest to the building, and I was excited to get them done.
There is still quite a bit of tiling to do on the back of the roof, then more fancy stuff on the peaks and the angles of the roof. I will probably give it a coat of black paint once it's done, because the tiles aren't very even in color. Peggy had to do that with hers as well. Once that is done, I will be able to finish all the lights and accessories I didn't do before. Then I will be able to start things like the landscaping and extra accessories which aren't part of the kit.
Since the house is on display now, it's good to have it looking as complete as it does!