The ingle nook with a shingle roof shown in the illustrations is intended for a dining-room. The pillars are Sin. thick, part square and part turned, and have caps as shown: these pillars support the roof at each corner. Artistic effect will be obtained by introducing the two semi-arches at the side and the elliptical centre arch shown in Fig. 1. These arches are surmounted by a frieze and cornice; the frieze may be fluted or decorated with carton pierre or Lincrusta decoration. The lower framings are 2 1/4in. thick, flush on the inside. Each end of the lower framing on the outside is ornamented as shown in Fig. 2; and the front, forming the end of the seat, is ramped. These framings have a substantial capping over them. If desired, the capping may be continued horizontally and finished without the ramps, and the pillar at the angle repeated. The roof is formed of concave ribs (see Fig. 4) and horizontal ceiling joists. The ribs are covered with thin pine boarding free from knots and firmly fixed.
The pine boarding is then covered with canvas, which is well glued down; and over the canvas is glued a covering of stout brown paper or Willesden paper. The surface of the paper is then covered with a strong solution of glue and litharge and sprinkled over with sharp building sand sifted through a ,3/16in. mesh sieve. The so-called shingle roof is now complete. Fig. 1 shows a front view of ingle nook, Fig. 2 is the end view, Fig. 3 a sectional plan, and Fig. 4 a section through one end of the ingle nook.
Ingle Nook with Sanded Roof.