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Fig. 438
The Mossback

By Dan Beard

The Mossback,

one form of which is shown by Fig. 438, is built with two rafters (Fig, 437) in place of one, as in Fig. 434.  This is done to prevent the rafter from interfering with the construction of the chimney.  Two side logs are secured on the ground by pegs, and against these logs the lower ends of the roof logs rest, while their upper ends project above the rafters, as shown in Fig. 438.  The front of the mossback may be closed with more logs laid up against the roof, with bark or with beaver mats of brush, as may be desired, or as is locally convenient for the architects.

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