Side gable eaves and trim
I completed the gable eaves and trims for the open side gable as I had done for the front gable. This time, I added the finishing trim between the eave and the house before adding the gingerbread.
Before adding the outer edge trim, I checked the fit and cut any excess from the forward edge. The photo is a little blurry, but you can see the unpainted portion where I cut away the excess.
When I shingled the edges of both side gables, the shingles didn't protrude over the edge as much as they had for the front gable and front dormer. The trim here sticks out just a little farther than the shingles, so I painted the top edge of the trim to match the roof to make it blend more. Again, it was hard to photograph with the way the house is sitting under the lights.
Some of the half scale shingles on the gable shrank away from the arch window and in the middle. This didn't happen on the front gable, and I used the same glue and paint processes on each. Who knows? It works, though, for my falling apart manor. ;]
I like the way the two finished gables look together. :]
I LOVE the way your gables look too!
Betsy - I think you're right about the dryness. It does cause as many problems as humidity can in the warmer months. What to do?