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making-the bay-window

A Series on Log House Building #14


The BAY WINDOW I told ‘the man’ how big I wanted the window. He cut the hole and we covered it for the winter. We put insulation over the floor area and covered the areas near the open gable ends with plastic since the snow would blow inside somewhat. I was tired of babysitting the […]

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Stacking-the-logs-for-walls

A Series on Log House Building #10


Here are some pictures of how we stacked these square logs up one row at a time. We cut the notches in the corners or where inside walls joined the exterior walls. I regret using a simple square notch system, because of the problems that shrinkage produces. At times gaps were created. We overcame this by […]

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A Series on Log House Building, #6


 The basement had long since been made and covered, but the package was taking forever to arrive. Well, we tried to cover it, but there was always someplace wanting to leak. I had a bunch of canning and things stored in it, thinking that it wouldn’t be long before the house would be built on top. […]

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A Series on Log House Building, #4


I never had any intention to build my own log house. In the beginning we hired a guy to make a round log house package. We visited a site where he was making a gazebo. The walls were up and it was mostly done. It looked perfect.  He was available and he had enough logs to […]

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A Series on Log House Building #2


   A neighbor  had a large dowelling machine that they had just made.We asked them to make the round logs for this cabin. The logs were grooved out on one side and stacked one on the other. Then very long bolts were run from the top of the wall to the bottom. A nut on the […]

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