Step 4: Add a Pediment

Topping off such man-made masterpieces as the Parthenon in Athens, and the Pantheon in Rome, a pediment is a great way to turn a common cube into something that screams "I Am Middle Management, Hear Me Roar." Position the pediment so the return on the entablature conforms to classical proportions. Once you finish the job, stand before your own masterpiece and scream, "Look on my works ye Mighty, and despair!" Even those officemates who aren't familiar with Shelley's 19th-century poetry will get the picture.
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    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • hammer
    • drill
    • scribe
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    • coping saw
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    Shopping List

    1. 1x4s for rafters, ridge beams, and collar ties

    2. ¼-inch plywood for roof sheathing

    3. Molded pre-hung door

    4. Door lockset

    5. Door knocker

    6. Shims

    7. Wood saddle

    8. Urethane foam fluted pilasters

    9. Urethane foam door pediment

    10. 8d ring-shank nails

    11. 2-inch screws

    12. Paint