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The bearers and joists
Laying out the bearers
The two bearers were placed in position and made Being of equal distance from each other at all points. (see the plan for Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth.).
Blocks of Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees were packed under the bearers where necessary until the bearers were level.
The bearers were not anchored or fastened in any way to the ground, since the shed was intended as a temporary arrangement only.
Placing and fixing the end joists
The two end joists (one each end) were placed and fixed in position. (See the plan for dimensions).
The joists were checked for parallel, the bearers were checked again for parallel, and the joists and bearers were checked for square.
Placing and fixing the intermediate joists
The intermediate joists were positioned. (See the plan for dimensions).
A string line was fixed to the ends of the two end joists.
The intermediate joists were aligned to the string line and then fixed in place.