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A Series on Log House Building #11


When you are making the walls you sure don’t want to forget to make holes for the electrical lines and phone lines and such. If you skip this part, then you will be doing it with metal conduit on the inside where it won’t look so lovely. Codes (depends on your area of the world) won’t […]

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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 #9


We purchased a ‘small’ portable band-saw mill with an extra long track. In fact Hubby over-did it in my opinion. He ordered it with a 60 foot track. We never did use all that length. His reasoning was that he might want to do this kind of thing in the future to make more homes. […]

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I found the lost picture…


…the one of the log dog house. It was right there in my collection, but, being that it was a tiny version, I thought it was a picture of one of my birdhouses that I make. Funny. Now I feel like I have to come up with it since somebody was disappointed not to see […]

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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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