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. Building Curved Dormers 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. The