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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This surprised even me, for I understood that insects, given moisture, could l i v e in almost any forest substance. Another surprise was to note the state of preservation in the wood surrounding the moss chinking; it was firmer than the wood in the rest of the l o g . Therefore, my opinion of the value of moss has simply increased. I can only guess that skepticism is actually a lack of confidence due to the unfamiliarity of moss as a building material. This, and the fact that it is f r e e . I can't say I actually understand t h i s , any more than I understand why fiddlehead fern and mushrooms go to waste in the woods while people buy them all faded and frozen and at high cost from a store.

In this region such windows freeze shut (or open, as the case may be) in winter. So it seems better to install fixed windows — that is, glass bedded in hand made frames — and provide separate hinged openings for v e n t i l a t i o n . This would be much less costly and much more efficient in use. GABLE ENDS When the top of the walls are completed, the gable ends may be made using logs or framed w i t h lumber or timbers. Hip or mansard roofs can eliminate the gable end but they are not commonly used on small buildings.

In order to a p p l y the insight gained on every b u i l d i n g . But this is never more true than on the first house. There is also the economy of a small separate house, if it enables the f a m i l y to move i n t o a d e b t - f r e e home f o r the first y e a r . Some builders rent a mobile home or camper so they can move onto the site to w o r k , but this can run to a surprising amount of time as w e l l as expense to shop f o r , m o v e , prepare a site f o r , and hook up this k i n d of m o b i l e shelter and afterward n o t h i n g is l e f t but a bare scar on your land and a d e b i t in your savings.

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