Building with logs by B. Allan Mackie

By B. Allan Mackie

Канадская рубка. Этот учебник, используемый во многих школах строительства срубов, охватывает все аспекты постройки сруба, приобретение брёвен, подготовка площадки, строительство фундамента и стен и внутренняя отделка.

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Now when a rafter is positioned in between these, it w i l l be in line when it is 1" below the l i n e . This method w i l l prevent the accumulation of small errors, as might be the case if each rafter is lined up w i t h the preceding one o n l y . CEILING » Ceiling joists may be placed in a manner similar to floor joists. Square hewn c e i l i n g joists give a good appearance. whether or not your plan requires a ceiling . . it may simply be hiding your carefully selected ridgepole. But consider carefully Ceiling planks shrink excessively a n d , for this reason, should not be fastened down for about a year.

The sides of the fireplace are drawn together above the throat to form the flue but the slope should not exceed 45° to the v e r t i c a l . The firebrick should be 2" thick and laid w i t h fire clay mortar or high temperature cement. The back and sides of the fireplace should be 7-1 /2" thick for walls b u i l t of solid masonry or 12" thick when hollow masonry or stone. Place the entire fireplace within the walls of the house when possible. The chimney w i l l draw better if it is warm and this mass of warmed masonry w i l l keep your house from freezing if you are gone for a few days in midwinter.

OTHER NOTCHES Many types of corners have been developed and t r i e d , either out of tradition or to f i l l a particular need. Several of the more common types are illustrated on the opposite page. The saddle notch is favoured because it is strong and sheds water e f f e c t i v e l y . This notch can be used with round logs drawn down and grooved to give a tight f i t for their f u l l l e n g t h . The saddle notch must be carefully fitted to avoid an amateurish appearance. A locked joint or "egg crate" joint is easily made and gives a good appearance.

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