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Re: Skin-on-Frame: Douglas fir dimensions

Thanks for your answers.

Remember toe nailing into Douglas fir and splitting a good number of

Probably will make the gunnels 7/8x1 1/2.

I thought to follow the instructions on dowel in the
deck beams and use flat ribs placed 6 inches apart. The mortises for the
ribs are 1/4x1 and 1/2 inch deep. I guess the ribs are 1/4x1 also.

When laying out spacing of the deck beams and ribs on the gunnels would it
be alright to move the beams foreword or back a bit away from the rib mortises?