I have wanted an observatory for years and the stars are going to align to make it happen... I think. Our lawn shed is going to be repurposed if I can pull this off. I have been puzzling over how to do it for a few weeks and it's beginning to gel in my mind. Here's the shed. It's about 10X10.
I'm going to lose the window and install a window A/C. It can't be seen from the road on this side. A new solid core door too. I want it to roll off over the door the full extent. It will separate at the line where the siding is seamed. Lots to figure out on this project. I intend to take the easiest route if possible. A new, lighter roof would catch the awareness of the HOA police, so I am keeping the shingled roof. If I can do this like I am planning it will be done without notice. Most of the building is hidden from the street. Nobody will notice when it is rolled off. Stealth in neighborhoods these days is advantageous to urban living. Not advertising what is going on keeps the wrong kind of people from becoming interested. Besides, I hate to trash perfectly good trusses and shingles.
If I can jack each side independently and make the necessary mods in sequence it might work. If not, I can tear the roof off and build it back as needed. I have the tools and the motivation, I just need to get the process mapped out before I begin. I may wait until rainy season is over before opening her up. In any case, i thought I would chronicle the process (or failure) from the beginning. I mean, doesn't everyone want to watch?