While the guys are busy with the roofing and siding, Katey and I are working on some of the details.
The large doors into the shooting area are 5 ft wide by 10 ft tall each. The cedar siding will be installed over the opening and then the doors will be cut out. Since these doors are so large, the hinges need to be strong. Well timing is everything- In the middle of this project I am shooting the new catalog for Horton Brasses. (www.horton-brasses.com) I've worked with Horton a lot in the past but never realized how much black iron hardware they have. So with the help of Barbara Rockwell and her son Orion Henderson (the owners of Horton) we are getting our hinges made for us by one of their blacksmiths, Terry in Tennessee. They suggested the 2 inch wide strap hinges and figured that 40 inch hinges are needed due to the size of the doors. The hinges will be hung on lags screwed into the frame and attached to the doors with hand wrought bolts. Brendan and the guys can attach the hinges to the doors and then cut the doors out of the siding.
Earlier, Katey and I picked out the windows and doors. We spent some time with Brendan to find windows for the north facade that would fit into the framing and balance the look with the fanlight that will be located in the peak.
The windows would take about a week to arrive- In the meantime, I'm repairing the fanlight before it is time to install it.