11x15 cabin build part 2
Once all 4 bottom logs were set, the floor joist go in. The two long
logs on the sides are sawn to be 7"x10" beams. The tops of the floor
joists are flush with the top of these logs.
The joists are supported on a 2x4 ledger. Three nails in the ledger
under each joist and three nails toenail the joist into the beam.
Since I wanted a rustic look for the cabin, I did not want all the logs
to be uniform dimension. All of the logs are 7" thick but the vertical
dimension varies. I used the sawmill to cut all 4 sides. Another option
would have been to just cut two sides and leave the other two round.
Here is the way the logs were sawn for this cabin:
The first cut opens up one flat face of the log.
The log is then turned 90 degrees on the sawmill
As I make this second pass, I am slowly raising and lowering the
sawhead at random.
The log is then rolled 90 degrees again and the second flat cut is
made. In the photo above you can see the two flat faces and the one
wavy side. The 4th cut is also a wavy cut.
Below are a few logs sawn and ready for notching.
After the logs were notched, I used a small hand held electric planer
to plane the inside faces. I used kind of a gouging technique for a
rustic look. It will be easier to dust the inside of the cabin logs
since they are mostly smooth.
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