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Container Home Roof

No, I’m not putting this on the roof. I’m gonna use it in a very creative way in the house. They say an ecofriendly house can’t be built in 150 days for $150,000, and I say it can. I’m Allen Smith. Join me, as I push the limits with time, budget and creativity with the Garden Home Challenge, exclusively on eHow Home. Okay, looking at this, you might think Hey, whataya doin’, buildin’ a barn Well, no, I’m just trying to come up with a creative and costefficient way to put a ceiling in this room. This is actually galvanized.

Roofing material. It’s very thin gauge. In fact, it’s the thinest gauge I could find. The reason I did that because it was less expensive. These sheets were $15 a piece. And the ridging on here if you ask for this these are 12 inch sheets, and they’re 2 12 inches from this point to this point. So that gives you an idea of the undulation or the ridging on this particular kind of ‘barn roofing’. So, anyway, I decided that Hey, why not use this on the ceiling, because if I did, I could do the ceiling for about 130.

Bucks. And that’s what we’ve done. So, if you look up, you can see that we’ve got the entire ceiling complete. And what we’ve got is a series of little screws that have been placed in there. And what learned is that the size screw that they recommended at the store really didn’t work. And it was this screw here This is a stainless steel screw. However, what we were finding is that this thing was really too big for the gauge of metal. And when you talk about the gauge of metal that’s like the thickness of the metal.

Barn Roof Ceiling Day 97 The Garden Home Challenge With P. Allen Smith

So this is really a thin gauge metal. So what was happening, it was crimping the tin or the galvanized material it was causing little divots, and it didn’t look very good. So went to a smaller head, galvanized screw like this, which is 1 and 58s inches. And that seemed to work a lot better. That was Tony’s idea. And, you can see, you can barely see them along the lines of the ceiling joists across here. And then if you look at the the ceiling connects to the west wall. He’s got a little jig that he’s made that follows that undulation.

Because he’s gonna cut one out that’ll fit under each one of those pieces for this wall. And then we’ll have a straight piece that’ll run along the south wall, because they’re no undulations there, you can see. And so, we’ll use a 6 inch board, and the bottom of that board will be level on this side and this side, so it’ll look like the crown cornice in here. I know it looks like a mirrored ceiling, but you can’t see yourself in it. And, hey, if you don’t like it shiny like this you can paint the stuff. So what I have here is a.

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