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RavenMini deLuxe Build - day 3

RavenMini deLuxe Build - day 3

Cabin building - Day 3 Ok, now we’re going to have some fun! We’re at the stage where the slow and careful work of establishing a square and level floor begins to pay off, and you finally have a smooth surface to work on. Let’s lay out some walls. The RavenMini has walls that are 82” high, so the first step is to cut the wall studs (the vertical boards) to the correct length. Every wall has a bottom ‘plate’, running horizontally, studs running vertically and a top plate (sometimes two of them) running horizontally. Since conventional framing lumber is 1-1/2”...

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Lofty goals: RavenMini deLuxe build - day 4

This will be a short session, I’ve got to cut class early. Today I’ll be installing the two rim beams, hanging the loft floor joists and installing the loft floor plywood. Let’s get to it The first task is to measure and cut to length a 2x6 that will run across the top of the back wall, on its edge, against the plywood wall sheathing. I use 4” screws spaced every 2 feet through the underside of the wall top plate to pull that 2x6 tight to the plate. Then measure and cut the 2x6 planks I’ll be making into rim...

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