A shop-built curvedtop
dormer is set
with a crane. The
opening in the roof
has been sheathed
over to guard against
weather, and it will
be cut out after the
dormer is in place.
Standard dormer framing
with a little carpentry finesse
can create distinctive arched dormers
by Bob Gramp
Once in a while you get a chance to
do something really nice. Except for a
stint during a regional recession a few
years ago, I've always worked on referrals.
Customers typically wait a year or
more until I can get to them. But even
though most of my work is custom,
high-end construction, the project
that called for these arched dormers
required the kind of creativity that
keeps carpentry interesting.