I took a break from the roof line, mostly because I am not quite sure how I want it finished on the inside. One of the 200+yo sugar maples lost a limb last summer and the biggest part of the stump is still sitting up there. It is partly sawed up but I had the bright idea of using a slab to set my fairy house on. The slab would give me ample room to landscape if I decide to, or the natural wood would be nice looking as a base. The limb was about 1/3 of the tree and as big as a lot of 50-75yo trees. I like the shape of it, lots of curves.
The next part of my project is going to be cut an opening that will be hinged and open for inside access. After thinking the whole thing over, and dithering about it, I waffled back and forth on wether the opening should be cut to the bottom, or slightly above. If it is slightly above, then opening it won't interfere with landscaping if I go with that route. I am delaying the actual cutting because it is going to be difficult, and I don't want to ruin the stump after all these hours I put into the hollowing.
This is a picture of how I want it settled on the slab, then a picture of the slab followed by close ups of the interesting grain. I also included pictures of the curves.