Installing roofing- cedar shingle. This is a plywood roof, then felt, then a layer of battens running up the slope, then skip sheathing over that. The felt is installed with shake felt, with insect screening at the eaves and rake.
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.
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.