Small Wood Cabin – Step 4: Making the angles for the top and bottom of the rafters

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 4: Making the angles for the top and bottom of the rafters

Small Cabin - Step 4: Making the angles for the top and bottom of the rafters

Small Cabin - Step 4: Making the angles for the top and bottom of the rafters

Small Cabin - Step 4: Making the angles for the top and bottom of the rafters

1st picture: shows using a quick square. Put the pivot point at the top of the board and turn the square until the 5 on the * COMMON TOP CUT* line graph lines up with the outside of the board. Then draw the line to make the angle.

2nd picture: Once you cut your first angle then you have to measure from the tip of your cut down the length of the rafter to get your measurement for the seat cut. Once you have that measurement then you put the pivot point on that mark and turn the square until you get your 5/12 angle again. Then measure up that angle 2 1/2 inches and draw that line.

3rd picture: shows taking the edge of the square and lining it up with the 2 1/2 in line and turn the square until the tip is lined up with the edge of the board. Then draw that line.

4th picture: shows the angle seat that I just drew cut out.

Next – Step 5


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