JUNE JLC 1998 Starting Out Level To the Editor: The article "Building Rake Walls" by Eric Dickerson (4/98) was a wellwritten and informative piece. After 18 years of being in the building industry, my company's techniques are amazingly similar to those prescribed by Mr. Dickerson. I would like to add one important point, however. Mr. Dickerson refers to sheathing the walls before they are stood. We do the same, but pay special attention to the subfloor as far as level tolerances are concerned. When a wall is squared and sheathed, it obviously has no ability to rack. If the floor is out of level, even a small amount, the wall will be out of plumb. The taller the wall,