As we spent our anniversary weekend at the Hideaway, we just did a little catching up on a few things. We went to a building supply store to explore options for finishing the soffit and fascia for the bunkie. We’d like to get that closed in before winter to keep the mice out.
Aluminum materials come in lots of colours.
It could look something like this.
So, I always get confused about which is the soffit and which is the fascia. Once and for all (I’ll try not to forget again!), the soffit is the horizontal part and the fascia is the vertical part. Faces are usually vertical. Maybe that will help me to remember!
We brought the colour samples back and checked them against the wood on the bunkie looking at them placed both horizontally and vertically on different sides in different lights. We chose the colour that we thought would look best with aging wood. However, the aluminum trim just didn’t give us the rustic look we’re after. We thought about talking with an installer about a wood-aluminum combination. We wondered if we could make wooden soffits and use aluminum fascia. After all, the fascia on the sides will eventually be covered by eavestroughs. It’s difficult to figure out how to finish this area because we have to work with what is already there. We’re not sure what the original builder had in mind. After mulling it over for a day or so, Charlie hit upon an idea for making both the soffit and fascia out of cedar wood. We’ll let you know how this goes!
I’ve talked previously about the fence that Charlie is building around the perimeter of our property. He worked on it some more, so it’s getting higher.
There was one more thing that I wanted to do on our anniversary weekend. As I happens, the building supply store we visited is in Owen Sound, the same town as Harrison Park where we had our wedding photographs taken. One particularly memorable photo was of our whole wedding party lined up on a certain bridge there. I thought it would be fun to go back and have our picture taken on the same bridge! The sides have since been replaced, so they’re higher now. However, it’s still the same bridge. My sister took a picture of us, and here it is.