This project took me (alone) 2 weeks to complete. I first had to build a pony wall above my stuccoed wall as a base for the rafters. Redwood was used for all framing, for the exception of the house which is T-111 (another exterier wood application). The metal roof is 29 gauge pro-panel which is the minimum that should be used for structural application in leu of decking material. Anyway, the king & his court seem pleasantly surprised.