Step 5. Putting the roof together
Once all the MDF roof pieces have been cut, apply glue to all the edges and position them in place on the eaves (the picture frame) and lean them against each other.
The temporary holding strips of wood that have been fixed to the sides of the eaves (as in Step 3) will hold the bottom of the MDF roof pieces in place, and by leaning the pieces in towards the center and propping them against one another, the roof will take shape automatically. The sequence of pictures below shows the order of placement, which is as follows:
Picture 1: The front and back pieces [piece 1a] and [piece 1b] glued, placed, and propped against each other.
Picture 2: The side pieces [pieces 2] glued, placed, and propped against the front and back pieces.
Picture 3: The dormer pieces [pieces 3] glued, placed, and propped against the front piece and against each other.
Picture 4: The insides of the dormer being trimmed in readiness for the dormer front wall.