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Camp Dix Pictorial - How to Build A Barrack - November, 1917

Result of One Day's Work - A Barrack Started and Finished in a span of Ten Hours

Step 1. Laying out building lines

Photograph 08-01: Step 1. Laying out building lines

Step 2. Excavating for post foundations

Photograph 08-02: Step 2. Excavating for post foundations

Step 3. Carrying and setting post foundations

Photograph 08-03: Step 3. Carrying and setting post foundations

Step 4. Cutting off foundation posts

Photograph 08-04: Step 4. Cutting off foundation posts

Step 5. Setting sills and girders

Photograph 08-05: Step 5. Setting sills and girders

Step 6. Setting first-floor joists

Photograph 08-06: Step 6. Setting first-floor joists

Step 7. Setting first-floor posts and second-floor girders

Photograph 09-01: Step 7. Setting first-floor posts and second-floor girders

Step 8. Raising side-wall framing

Photograph 09-02: Step 8. Raising side-wall framing

Step 9. Placing second-floor joists

Photograph 09-03: Step 9. Placing second-floor joists

Step 10. Putting on siding and roofing

Photograph 09-04: Step 10. Putting on siding and roofing

Step 11. Cleaning and finishing up

Photograph 09-05: Step 11. Cleaning and finishing up

Step 12. Grand Finale

Photograph 09-06: Step 12. Grand Finale

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