For those who might be interested in the process of selecting wood, preparing the logs, and building a log cabin, here are pictures from a custom log cabin as we built it.
start by using large, vertical logs flattened on two sides. Throughout the cabin the window
and door frames, fireplace openings, and corners are a combination of notched logs and butt joints. Depending on the design, most people build cabins with either notched logs or butt joints. The way we build our cabins with a combination of the two is unique as this
has four benefits: 1) there's virtually no settling around window and door frames; 2) you
get large windowsills; 3) this design stops compression of horizontal logs; and 4) it
We fill in the walls with logs that have been
flattened on two sides and either notched in the corners or add a butt joint
into the corner logs. The logs are left in their natural shape for a more unique and rustic looking log home.
The logs are either hand peeled or wire brushed for a more natural look. The
basic process is the same whether you want a simple kit cabin or a
larger hand crafted cabin. We are here to answer any questions to help you decide what is right for you.