In Fairbanks, Alaska, we are fairly minimalistic people and often this is applied to homes. In this home the second story is 1 1/4″ plywood and 2X6″ tongue and groove over two log walls and three log beams.
The floor is a bit bouncy, as planned, but there were measures taken in advance to deal with it. The first was having several trusses engineered to attach some hardware to.
The next was having some receiving plates made to support steel rods that go through the beams. Last week I posted pictures of these plates on our Facebook page and asked what they were for. Lots of great responses to that question!
Here are the receiving plates installed. Click here for a better image.
The exposed nut washer and some threading
Now the support rods running from the roof rafters down through the interior closet and bathroom walls into the floor below.
Once the nuts were tightened, we were on to stocking sheet rock and doing the vapor barrier for the lid.
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