Day Five ~ Roof Sheathing of Cabin

Today marks the fifth day of the build of our custom log home located at 307 Low Bench Rd, Gallatin Gateway, Montana. Here we see all of the roof framing is complete and the sheathing has been installed on the center great room section of the home and on the back side of the right bedroom wing.

july 17th log home main roof sheathed

Moving around to the left side of the front more of the great room roof section comes into view and the master bedroom wing. The sheathing is not quite complete on this side. The end truss of the bedroom has been framed out.

july 17th log home great room sheathed clh

As we move inside, the massive log roof system is now visible. One of the two king trusses which dominate this room are visible directly in front of the camera. The log ridge beam and two matching purloins are situated on each side of the peak. The horizontal log which is at the very top of the photo is the bottom cord of the second king truss.

july 17th cabin great room king truss

As the day progresses we can see all of the this side of the roof is now sheathed. More lumber has been unwrapped and is ready for use.

july 17th roof sheated log cabin right side wing

As the tour continues, here we see the back section of the home is sheathed as the sun is lower in the July sky. The next step will be the tar paper and shingles.

july 17th log home rear sheathed

And finally, here is the front of the house once again. This particular roof design is more complex with all the valleys and gables. This home has a total of five gables plus the extra roof lines of the shed roofs for the porches. So more time is required for cutting and fitting each piece together. Cowboy Log Homes

july 17th end of day log home

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