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If at the first glance over the squares they should be very much in wind, then adjust the difference at each end by dividing. But this rule does not always work, for the wind may all be in the last two or three feet of the stick-more likely than not at the butt end. You will soon learn by looking over the faces of the timber to locate the cause or place of the wind. You will soon learn also that it requires but a slight change to adjust the squares so that there may be little cutting necessary in making the plumb spot.
To gain an idea of its size one needs to walk about it, both outside and in. The railroad which runs through the building on the second story seems to take up but little room, and yet think of a train of cars passing through any other of our public buildings, how much room would there be left besides? The height of the basement story seems considerable to look at, yet one gets but an imperfect idea of the vast amount of space until he is told that the western half, which is to be used for storing, will hold 100,000 bushels.
Rebecca Harrison, National Register of Historic Places InventoryNomination Form: Shockoe Valley and Tobacco Row Historic District, (Richmond: Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission, 1982), p. 2. ’ North Carolina Historic Sites, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Office of Archives & History, (2014). 2 The Origins of Heavy Timber Construction 21 Fig. 32 While heavy timber construction generally seems to have followed a rather linear trajectory during the early years of its existence, it appears to have abandoned that trend by the middle of the nineteenth century.