If you have not read the comment naomi posted on the previous entry, please go back and do so. She gives us all some excellent advice and information.
Throughout this ordeal with Southend Painting and Roofing, the owner, Todd Cahill, constantly told me that his crew was doing “excellent quality” work. In truth the crew was a dedicated bunch of guys who were not skilled, but tried very hard and were quick to catch on when given a little instruction. They simply did not have carpentry skills required by this job. They finally admitted to me that they had never done some of this work. And there was no one on site to instruct them.
Excellent quality work? You be the judge. And keep in mind that Cahill told me this was finished work, Click on thumbnails for larger photos.
Sorry about the formatting. I need a lesson from Prostiturtle.
Now “excellent quality” cedar shakes.
You must be getting sick of this and you must think I am the biggest fool you ever saw.
There is lots more, but I will include only one more photo.
Aren’t they lovely? Steve built them Saturday morning from the plans he had drawn. The dogs had been unable to go out on their own since Monday. And Jake, age 13.5, needs his middle of the night sojourn.
Oh, but notice the shakes. The first two rows were put on without a stagger pattern. I caught it and stopped them, then we played until they understood the stagger. I forgot to say remove the incorrect ones. Never assume.
Construction ended on Thursday. We began to search out supplies and prices. We had two contractors look at the work and both were horrified. Then we had two architects look at it. More about that tomorrow.
Don’t mess with knitters. Just saying.