How to protect stone floors from staining

Written by Edward Green

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Framing--the Backbone of your Log Cabin

Written by Jack Hudson

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Also be sure thatrepparttar joists are securely spiked torepparttar 100430 header. Try, as far as possible, to makerepparttar 100431 headers of one continuous piece of material. If this isn't possible, be sure to joinrepparttar 100432 pieces overrepparttar 100433 center line of one ofrepparttar 100434 piers.

Joists members are what your flooring will rest on. The sizes applicable to each building are shown inrepparttar 100435 sectional and plan drawings. In most cases they are 2-by-6-Inch members laid 16 inches on center. I have tried to design allrepparttar 100436 camps so that it will not be necessary to cut most ofrepparttar 100437 joists.

They are standard lengths which you can purchase from your local lumberyard. Becauserepparttar 100438 joint spans are short, it isn't necessary to bridgerepparttar 100439 members. However, if you want a really good job, put l-by-3-inch pieces of lumber between joists as shown inrepparttar 100440 sketch atrepparttar 100441 side. You can also buy metal bridging if you would rather use it.

Bridging is usually done every 8 feet alongrepparttar 100442 length ofrepparttar 100443 joist. The floor joists are typically designed to take a uniform load of 40 pounds. The fiber stress (f) is 900 or over. Don't worry your head about these figures.

What it means to you is that you should use Douglas fir (Coast Region or Inland Empire), West Coast hemlock, Western larch, Southern yellow pine, redwood, oak, or any other wood havingrepparttar 100444 necessary characteristics. Most yards carry either Douglas fir or hemlock for framing purposes.

About the Author: Jack Hudson is a writer for and These two sites work collectively as a resouce for the planning and building of log cabins as well as choosing from different house plans. Visit one of these sites for informative articles as well as free TIPS for building a log home or choosing a house plan.

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