“Logsmiths” revive an early building art.
The photographs on this page illustrate the wide range
of skills that are required to build a log home of lasting
quality plus the final building erected on the customer’s
property. Some of the pictures expand to show more detail.
1. Placing a log in place for scribing.
Logs being peeled by hand with a traditional draw knife.
3. Finishing a custom ordered log “archway”.
4. Grinding “wedge” notch.
5. Hand finishing “wedge” notch for final tight fit.
6. Cutting grove along scribe line, for precise fitting
of logs. Groove will be packed with insulation before final
placement of log on wall.
7. Shrinkage allowance for interior frame walls is provided
with screw jack for adjustment.
More steps below
Detail photo shows tight-fitting “wedge” notch at 90-degree
corner and “key-way” cut for door.
9. Grooves are cut in log walls to receive interior partition
10. Detail photo shows close fitting of upper log floor
11. Trailer in place ready for loading of finished house.
12. Erecting home on site with truck crane.
13. Log shell erected, ready for roof structure.
At this point your local contractor would take over to complete
the log home.
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