Monday, November 28, 2011

Drip Edge

Since Kate asked on my last post - "Is that horizontal strip above the door a drip edge?" - I'll answer here.  Yes - it is a drip edge. 

To the right is a simple profile of how the drip edge fit together.  (Just pretend that the garish bright yellow and red are a more respectable tan and maroon - Homestead Resort Parlor Taupe and Carriage Door to be precise.)  I used my mom's SawStop table saw (and my dad's help) to make the angled cuts and everything fit together pretty easily.

The drip edge is functioning exactly as intended.  I know this because at the end of my last Saturday of outdoor work I spent 40 minutes on a stepladder in the rain wiping Carriage Door-tinted rain splatters off of the Homestead Resort Parlor Taupe drip-edge.  (It had been overcast all day, but the forecast for that Saturday had no mention of "rain" and given my dwindling number of days with temperatures above freezing I figured I would be safe painting on a forecast of "mostly cloudy".)

The hinges and latch for the doors that will go under this drip edge finally arrived last Friday, so I should be moving on to door building soon.


  1. Oh. Great detail. But you're talking about the beige strip right at the head of the big door? But what about the skinny red horizontal piece a foot or so above it, that angles down at each end?

    "Homestead Resort Parlor Taupe." The color they painted the parlor at the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia?

  2. Yes, the drip edge is the beige strip at the head of the big door. The skinny red strip above it is just decorative. A lot of barns around here have the siding of the gable peak overlap the lower siding, and since I had a limited supply of longer salvaged barn siding (and plenty of short salvaged siding) I did the same on our shed. The little angles at each end are just a whimsy touch I added on my own.

    "The color they painted the parlor at the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia?" - Possibly. Maybe even probably. :) It's a Valspar color from Lowe's, there's a whole series of "Homestead Resort" colors.

  3. Is it just me...the last few days, when I click on Comment on some blogspot blogs including this one, instead of taking me to the comments it takes me to post a comment and I have to scroll back (such work :-) to see the actual comments.

  4. Karen - Thanks for the heads up. I don't think you're alone. I've noticed lately several visitors have gone to the "comment form" page but not left any comment. That happens sometimes, but lately it's been much more common. I'll try to let Blogger know what's going on.