Chimney gable trim

by brae  

Unlike the front and left side gables, the chimney gable on the right posed problems with the gable trim.  The chimney sticks out further than the roof edge and therefore blocks the space where the gable trim is intended to be.

The gable trim's tabs should align with the slots on the roof.

Whenever I have a situation like this, I try to find at least one real life example of a solution.  In this case, I found one from Eastern Kentucky University.  This shows the gingerbread trim added on either side of the chimney.  Works for me!  :D

I lined up the whole gable trim piece with the chimney in place (but still removable).  I marked the break on the main part first and made a few cuts to get a good fit.  I had to adjust the tabs on the gable trim to fit better.  Once I had that portion figured out, I measured and cut the smaller piece on the other side.   Success!

Up next will be cutting and preparing the bass wood eaves that will match the front eave finish...like this:

6 comments

Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]

Dear Brae, how do you do it? I have to admire your persistence and patience with this build. So many difficulties but you always come up with a solution. What are your plans for when you finish with the Haunted Heritage?

01/12/13 @ 20:04
Comment from: brae [Member]

Aw, thanks, Lucille! :D My plans after the Heritage are to work on The Artist’s Studio in earnest. :yes:

01/12/13 @ 21:17
Comment from: Anything Miniature [Visitor]

Your attention to detail and colour amazes me Otterine, you’ve done such a wonderful job on this project! I’m glad you found a solution with the trim!

01/13/13 @ 05:58
Comment from: Mona [Visitor]

I`m so impressed that you always make every detail so perfect!
Love to follow your blog. (I may have told you so before :))) )
Mona

01/13/13 @ 12:09
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]

That looks great and was the solution I was thinking of too, but it’s good to know that’s how it is dealt with in RL.

01/13/13 @ 12:44
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you! :D

01/13/13 @ 13:24


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