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Old 09-02-2010, 10:53 PM   #1
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any of you guys ever build an eyebrow dormer? thinking of adding one to my house. i think it would be a fun challenge.

how did you do it? any pictures documenting the build?

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Old 09-03-2010, 01:30 PM   #2
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:38 PM   #3
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If you really want to go redneck style, you could probably be creative by using a metal garbage can lid. :D

Edit: nevermind, should have googled it first. Was thinking you were talking about one of those round vents on houses.
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Never did an eyebrow dormer before but you can do a Google images of them to see just what is involved. Pretty much, you're taking a 2x12 board and carving it down to make the arch.
After you have that down pat, you saw small cuts into the back side of the plywood so it'll bend. Mind you, this is just for the eyebrow part and you still to contend with your present roof.
A UFO flying saucer looking porch roof we did awhile back:
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Have you thought about a prefab dormer and DIY install.

http://www.eyebrowconstruction.com/
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Here's a picture that gives you an idea how specialty carpenters build them.


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