Note: this is the standard (ft and inch) version. For the metric version click here
Step eight: The ridge capping, fascia and barge board
The ridge capping, fascia and barge board are (in this case) all the same type of timber, namely 1" x 4" sawn (rough sawn) treated lumber.
The ridge capping is the board on the ridge of the roof and its purpose is for waterproofing. The fascia and barge board are the boards encompassing the house at the top of the walls tucked under the roof cladding overhang.
The board along the front and back of the house is called the fascia board and the board running up the gable on the sides of the house is called the barge board (rake board).
Fix all with 3" galvanized nails.
A pattern can be cut into the fascia and barge board and the shape used is solely a matter of personal preference.
A pattern like this can be made on the fascia and barge boards by using the bottom of a paint tin (or similar) as a template to mark the rounds and then by cutting out with a jigsaw.
Step nine: The door
The cut-out piece of plywood saved from the door hole can now be made into the door. Trim the bottom edge (about 3/4") to ensure the door will easily open, and sand the edges. There should be about 1/4" clearance both sides of the door.
Reinforce the door with 1" x 4" wood nailed to the back.
Hold the door in place with packers and wedges and screw on the hinges. See diagram.
Nail a piece of doorstop (1"x 1") down the doorjamb stud, 1 9/32" (the thickness of the door) in from the outside. This acts as both a doorstop and wind and weather seal.
A preferred door handle / lock / or latch can be fitted.