I got the roof put together...without the directions I misplaced. I want to put an big oak beam down the center, so I found a suitable branch in the yard then hacked it down, removed the bark and sanded it smooth...it's still too thick, I have to hack it down some more.
I stained the roof inside and out with a dark brown water based stain. The bottle says walnut but it looks like brown paint to me..can't see wood grain through it...I'm not a fan. Then, because MDF is easily chipped, I slathered the edges and the thinner trim with a few coats of wood hardener.
While I was waiting for the wood hardener to soak in and dry I started the fireplace.
This house is going together quickly. I may have time this summer to do the Spring Fling contest after all.