A shot of the roof before the rake trim detail has been added. The black staining is a mixture of vinegar and iron oxide that causes the tannin in the wood to darken. The same process was used on the Pine car decking floor, then a coat of polyurethane to protect it.
A second shot, showing the 6×6 top plate that extends out to carry the overhang. Copper flashing was added to protect the beam.
Door installed and siding finished, paint still in process.
A closer shot, with the deck and railing nearby. The siding and rake details of the studio match the house and the deck.
This is what the floor looks like after being treated with the iron & vinegar solution and a coat of polyurethane.
That’s how dark the shingles can get. We added a little roof over the wood pile to keep it dry. Hung it off the existing fence. Matches with the studio, which is heated by a small woodstove.