Drawing 1: Log corner notching systems.
Questions for Drawing 1, Photo 1, & Photo 1a
1. Examine Drawing 1 and Photo 1. What type of notching is displayed in the photo?
2. Why was the system of notching so important?
3. Photo 1a shows a hewn-log partition that has been notched into the exterior wall and then cut flush with the outside timbers. Considering that the notching is not a corner system, what purpose do you think this serves inside the log cabin? Do you think this helps the cabin structurally? Why or why not?
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