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16 X 24 King Post Cabin
« on: December 10, 2010, 10:14:25 PM »
Things are pretty slow here on the forum, so I think I will jump in and give an update on my current project.

I have been busy ( well at least semi busy)  :D the last couple of months taking what I have learned so far from everyone's help here and applying it.  I have the major pieces cut now, and the remainder is braces, purlins, and two ridge beams. Everything is Alaskan Yellow Cedar.

Here is the 3 King Posts :
 



The roof is a 9:12 pitch and the King Posts, are 6' from the top of the tie beam to the peak.

Here are the tie beams which are 16' .

 



Here you can see the Birdsmouth for the rafter.





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Re: 16 X 24 King Post Cabin
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010, 08:44:02 AM »
Measure twice, cut once.  Looks very nice.   ;)
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Re: 16 X 24 King Post Cabin
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 05:54:53 PM »
nice work
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Re: 16 X 24 King Post Cabin
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2010, 06:20:19 PM »
I like your saw horses in your blog whats the rough dimensions of them? are they good and sturdy? I wanted to make a set but wasn't sure which way I should build mine. so I opted for just using crib work when I was working on my post & beams. like your mortiser too I have the same thing. saves a ton of time, well worth the coin.
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Re: 16 X 24 King Post Cabin
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2010, 06:47:40 PM »
I too like those saw horses in your blog, nicely done. 
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Re: 16 X 24 King Post Cabin
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2010, 07:21:39 PM »
I built the two yellow cedar saw horses out of 6X6's and then  8X8  for the bottom feet. You can probably see that I have several other types. I mostly used cribbing and saw ponies this time. Overall I think I didn't make the saw ponies tall enough. I find my back hurts from bending over. I used scrap 2X12 to make the ponies, and before I start on the braces, and purlins I think I will redo them, and add 3-4 inches of height.

The horses I built are sturdy to say the least... If you can see them over to the side I have 6 posts and 4 girts, along with other assorted junk sitting on them. I made them tall to fit my height 6'6". However they are not wide enough to work comfortably on 4 8X8 timbers at the same time. Although if you are working on an 8X8 and you need to get up on it as when you are using a boring machine, they are too high.
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Re: 16 X 24 King Post Cabin
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2010, 05:07:55 PM »
Nice work, looks warm in the shop, not like PP your neighbor.
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Re: 16 X 24 King Post Cabin
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2010, 11:53:49 AM »
Wow, I wish I had the skill to do that.
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