South End ‘Hip’ Roof

Posted: August 31, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Jack, of the Onalaska Log Building School, suggested a short roof on the south side of our cabin too help keep rain off the logs.  Our gable ends will overhang by a full 8’ but a little extra protection never hurt.  All we had to do was leave our loft joyce logs hang out an extra 5’ then lay the rafters after going up two more rows.  Slick.  Most of the photos you are looking at are from one of my three Game Cameras on site.  I will situate them for security when I leave for the winter…but for now they are set up to record our progress.  One downfall of adding the Hip Roof was that we could no longer pull logs up from two corners like normal.  With the hip roof in the way we had to lift wall logs up from one corner.  It took more time but will be well worth it in the end. 

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