He made the support brackets in his home shop and then bolted them to the front of the Cottage being sure to tie them into the original framing of the building.
Working alone on this project the carpenter then built the framework centered over the door.
The next day he trimmed up the bare wood and added sheathing to the roof and beadboard to the underside.
Then he shingled the roof with shingles matching the house and cottage.
All bare wood was then painted white like the other trim on the Cottage.
I asked if he would hang a hook at the end of each support for hanging baskets.
The Cottage has been through many upgrades over the years. Next on the agenda — paint the exterior of the Cottage.
Are you planning to convert a space to a new use?