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Gami 11-28-2007 08:10 AM

Reinforcing cabin
We built a cabin 9 1/2 feet off the ground, It has an open loft, but we are noticing that that when you walk up the porch or in the center of the cabin it shakes. How do we reinforce?

Kingfisher 11-28-2007 02:30 PM

First you need to post more info or you will just get asnwer like this


What is the cabin sitting on walls, posts, brick, stone, concrete, jello:laughing:
How wide and long is it did you use wind bracing for the open ceiling or beams. Is it a kit, plan or just winged it.

Post these and I'll try to help

Gami 11-29-2007 09:25 PM

It is on post that are cemented in concrete. The cabin is 24 wide by 38 long with porch, but roof extends over porch. Porch is open concept. I'm sending picture of inside and outside hope this works.

Gami 11-29-2007 09:28 PM

oh and it was just winged. We found some plans online and used them, just from print outs.

Kingfisher 11-30-2007 07:22 AM

Did you set the post in concrete holes or did you pour then in a continuos footing connecting one post to the other? Did you place any x bracing on any of the post? What size are to post and how are they placed? what size are the floor joist and what is their span? Plywood siding, sheating, or siding?

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