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12/12 with 17/12 dormers. I didn't do the log work. Got called in for the roof framing with full dimension 2x12's.

34' to the peak, no access with man lift. The biggest monkey bars ever. Lots of climbing. Can't wait to put the steel on...
 

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Cathedral ceiling , 1x6 t&g pine.

Purlins are cut to the appropriate pitches, 1x strapping put down to accommodate the ceiling, then the rafters are nailed through the strapping into the log. The rafters are all lapped at the top and nailed together.

The total rafter length is a little more than 25', but we lapped shorter ones over the purlins where possible. On the big gable at the back the rafter length is 21'. Hauling full dimension green fir up a 17/12 made for a good sleep later.

Interesting job there, Tinstaafl, what's going on?
 

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Very nice job.:thumbsup:

Is there height adjustment built into the porch posts so they can come down with the walls as they shrink?

If so do you have some photos of how that is engineered?

I love that look. :thumbup:
 

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Very nice job.:thumbsup:

Is there height adjustment built into the porch posts so they can come down with the walls as they shrink?

If so do you have some photos of how that is engineered?

I love that look. :thumbup:
Right now there are screw jacks on top of temporary posts. The logs are Yellow Cedar. They were down for five years before the work on them began so a great deal of shrinkage has already occurred. Some more is expected under load during the construction season, then that should be just about it. All seasonal movement after that.

I wasn't called in for the log work but of course as is always true with log buildings there are a great many details that couldn't be (or at least weren't) anticipated. So I have been hanging off the outside of that thing with the chainsaw doing a little artistic 'license' for flashing details and the like.

Yes, I got into this business building log houses, but it's been years (decades) since I've built one. It's fun to get back into it again, although I have to say it seemed like a lot less work back then!!! Haven't lost that delicate touch with the tip of the bar though.:thumbsup:
 
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