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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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Or a d i n n e r i n v i t a t i o n to a fashionable t o w n - c a b i n . M o v i n g I n t o a sophisticated urban c a b i n . Being impressed by a m u n i c i p a l or federal c a b i n . Stopping o f f at the Empress Hotel C a b i n or the Chateau M o n t e b e l l o C a b i n . These impossible concepts h a v e , I suspect, been imposed u n w i t t i n g l y upon a most b e a u t i f u l and desirable b u i l d i n g f o r m . Needless to say, the word " c a b i n " sends a shaft of pain through me, whenever I hear i t , for I b e l i e v e that Canada i s , even y e t , in a rare and p r i v i l e g e d position to produce magnificent and monumental log buildings from the good timbers we — and few o t h e r nations — s t i l l do h a v e .

A crane or a fork l i f t is a create more mess in one day than a family can readily where the site is open and level enough. Where the site possible to use an aspect of high lead l o g g i n g . Skids, shown at l e f t , are so simple a device as to need l i t t l e description. - They should form an angle of about 3 0 ° to the horizontal and, of course, need not be too heavy. When the walls get h i g h , however, tough and dry spruce poles w i l l be easier to move. Have two sets of skids to avoid having to move them from one wall to another.

Minimum size is one-tenth of the area of the opening but never less than 8 x 1 2 " . Front of the fireplace should be wider than the back and upper part of the back should t i l t forward to meet the t h r o a t . The vertical portion of the back should be about one-half of the height of the opening. The back should be two-thirds of the opening w i d t h . Build a smoke shelf to reduce back draught, this is formed by projecting the throat as far forward as possible. Throat should be as wide and shallowas possible but contain the same area as the f l u e .

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