Category Archives: Log Building Tips

The Creative Method in Log Home Construction

by John Schroeder Reprinted from Spring 2012 Newsletter Creativity. It’s a word that is often associated with the fine arts of painting, drawing, writing, and music, etc., but as you are well aware, there is a large aspect to handcrafted … Continue reading

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Trip to Rockwood, ME

By Aaron Hyman of Backwoods Log Homes Reprinted from Spring 2012 Newsletter From September to November, 2011 my crew and I built a log shell at my log yard in Western Wisconsin. We then shipped the log shell out to … Continue reading

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Octagon King Post Onion

By Duane Sellman of Sellman Log Structures Reprinted from Spring 2012 Newsletter The timber frame (my first) I have been working on has an octagon shape in one corner. It is 16’ across and the 8 sided king post is … Continue reading

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Window and Door Layout Adjustments for Sweep in Header Logs

By Ronn Hann of Northern Comfort Log Homes Reprinted from Spring 2012 newsletter On my first couple of log building settings, the header log on the wall resulted in not lining up with the centerline of the logs below. This … Continue reading

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Staircase Jig

By Frank Vanderveur of Minnesota Logworks, Inc. Reprinted from Spring 2012 newsletter Here is another way to cut the correct angles on the top and bottom of the staircase. This jig that I have tried worked well for me, it … Continue reading

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Wood Construction Design Software

From Dietrich’s (a GLLCA member) Website: Software is our Business – Wood is our Passion Wood uniquely combines the tradition and the future of the construction industry. It combines outstanding material properties, durability and ease of processing with the ecological … Continue reading

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Roof Ventilation Issues Can be Resolved by Meeting Standards

By Dan Perkins of Dan Perkins Construction Reprinted from Fall 2006 newsletter As buildings have become tighter, a variety of issues related to roof ventilation—including ice damming, water condensation and mold within the building envelope—have tormented owners and contractors alike with … Continue reading

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