Once we built the main post and beam structure for our tiny cabin, the next step was to do the roof rafters and floor joists.
We bought rough cut pine lumber from Country Lane Fine Wood Products in Berwick Ontario. For the rafters, we used 2″ x 6″ lumber. We cut the top at an angle, and then cut three bird’s mouth notches in each of the rafters. These notches fit right on the three beams of the roof. Once everything was square, we nailed them into the beams. Then we also nailed strapping on top of the rafters. These are spaced every 16 inches, and provide the base for the tin roof.
The floors joists are also made from 2″ x 6″ rough cut pine. We nailed the floor joists every 16 inches into the beams below. Once we finished the floor joists, we put down some plywood and screwed it in to the joists every six inches.
Now that the floor is finished, the next steps are to frame the walls, and put the tin on the roof.
PHASE 1: SITE PREP AND EXCAVATION
PHASE 2: FRAMING
- Post and beam cabin construction
- Roof rafters and floor joists
PHASE 3: CLOSING IN THE CABIN
- Roof, windows, doors, and exterior siding