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Adding a window in the loft was priority.  Light and breeze would be important this summer.  We waited a year to make the opening to allow the logs(green when stacked on the foundation in 2015) some time to shrink.  Let me make one thing clear.  It’s the experience of Jack and Sharon…Onalaska Log Building School…that green logs will SHRINK…not settle…when built with rebar as connections.  And that would be 32 years of experience…and 11 log buildings on their own property.  Since our garage is now almost two years old we are ready to add any openings we’d like.  There is a huge ‘rush’ when you crank up a chainsaw and start aiming it at your nice log wall!  Plum was established and a piece of straight lumber was used as a straight edge.  Vertical cuts are a piece of cake…holding the saw horizontal was a different matter.  I guess that is where chinking covers gaps.  Bonnie and I picked out a nice window from a local surplus store for $70.

Garage Loft and Stairs

Posted: June 6, 2016 in Garage additions

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Our plan has always been to utilize the loft in our garage.  Time to move out of our pop-up trailer and move ‘up’ to the loft.  Neal, Kara, Stan and I spent a few days laying out the 2x6TG lumber.  Finished the floor with four coats of indoor floor seal.  The stairs stretched out our ability to do math…but all is good.  I still need to put in railings and balasters.  I’ve decided to go with 4″ trees from our property instead of boring 2x4s.  It sure is nice to be able to spread out in the loft.  Next will be a bed frame also made of logs.  I can’t get enough of all this…building things from trees…whoohoo!