11x15 cabin build part 5
Here are a couple of pictures of the
subfloor. It is 3/4 " tounge and groove OSB. I just nailed it down with
8 penny ring shank nails.
Another picture of the subfloor. Later, I will put down a finish
The picture below shows preparation for cutting the window
opening in the back wall. A couple of boards screwed to the logs will
keep the logs in place after the cuts are made. The logs are very dry
so I am not making any allowances for shrinkage.
I drew lines on the logs where the cuts would be and just cut
them with the chainsaw, keeping the cut perpendicular to the wall as
best I could by eye. The hole is slightly larger than the window frame
dimensions. I allowed about an extra 1/2 inch in each dimension.
The edges of the logs were beveled with the saw. Later, this area will
be chinked or caulked.
Here is the window frame which is just 4 boards fastened together with
screws. The boards are 7 inches wide which is the same dimension as the
Here is the frame installed. Shims are used to postion the frame
so that it will be square and plumb/level. Shims are needed between the
fram and each log end. 4 inch screws driven through the frame into the
logs will support the log ends after the temporary boards are
The front door opening required cutting part way into this log.
This was fairly time consuming and took a lot of hammer and chisel
work. The top edges of the openings have a bevel also.
Shimming the door frame.
Later, I will build sashes for the windows and a door.
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