All You Need To Know About Log Cabins!

A lodge is a residence made of logs, especially a less completed or structurally modern structure. Log lodges have an old history in Europe, and in America are generally connected with first era home working by pioneers.

Development with logs was depicted by Roman engineer Vitruvius Pollio in his design treatise de Architectura. He noticed that in Pontus (current northeastern Turkey), residences were made by laying logs on a level plane overtop of each other and filling inside the holes with “chips and mud”.

The present log homes are generally extensive and sleek, however in the 1800’s log lodges mirrored the hardships of life on the North american boondocks.

The large log “lodges” we assemble today are probably going to incorporate sky facing windows, whirlpool tubs, and different extravagances. Notwithstanding, for homesteaders settling the American West, log lodges satisfied more essential needs. Wherever timber was promptly accessible, a log lodge could be worked in only a couple of days utilizing just a couple of straightforward apparatuses.


Do you think you could fabricate and live in a boondocks style log lodge? Before you reply, consider these log lodge realities:

The boondocks style log lodge:

  • was presented by Swedish pioneers in the mid 1600s
  • incorporated a space territory for resting
  • contained just a single room
  • measured 12 to 20 feet long
  • had no less than one glass window
  • was just 10 feet wide
  • utilized no nails

To construct an outskirts style log lodge:

  • lay a stone or stone establishment to keep logs over the moist soil
  • square off each log
  • cut scores on the best and base of each end
  • stack the logs and fit the scored closes together at the corners
  • “chick” (or stuff) sticks and wood contributes the crevices between the logs
  • fill remaining spaces with mud
  • cut open an entryway and no less than one window
  • manufacture a stone chimney
  • rake the soil and rock floor smooth


The timbers cut for a log home might be molded into one of a few profiles. These timbers are stacked on a level plane to make the dividers of your home. Contingent upon the logs profile, these logs might be appended by any number of spikes, nails or latches available (your log producers development manual can direct this procedure). The logs may likewise be tongue and notch wherever slices to a logs base edge fit into a bulge made in a lower logs top. Some log home producers likewise utilize chinking between flat logs. Contingent on the producers framework, chinking might be either valuable (seals the air region between logs) or restorative. The distinctive profiles are:

1. Square and Rectangular Log

Logs are compromised. These logs can be uniform in width and stature or rectangular.

1. Rectangular Log Profile

1. Rectangular Log Profile
2. Round Log
Logs are cut round, without any points or corners. Round log homes regularly utilize through jolts for help. Logs cut roundabout on each end yet with a level best and base are frequently called round/round or twofold round logs.
2. Double Round Profile
3. Swedish Cope
Logs are cut roundabout, with a bow expelled from the base of the log, so each log can stack on another.

3. Swedish Cope Profile
4. D-Log
Logs are cut with one round side and one level side for buyers who seek one side of a log divider to have a level surface while alternate holds an adjusted edge.

4. D-Log Profile
5. Handcrafted
Timbers are debarked by hand and each log holds its regular shape. Carefully assembled log homes are fabricated so each log is in an exact area in the home, considering most extreme strength while holding a natural look.
1. Interlocking Corners
Wood is cut from the four sides of a log, recessing a range to bolt into the crossing log and hold the two logs unbendingly set up every which way. (Like the Lincoln Logs you played with as a kid.)

1. Interlocking Corners Style

2. Saddle-Notch Corners
Utilized with the Swedish adapt profile, an extra sickle is sliced from each log to enable logs from the restricting divider to bolt into the right spot at the corner.

2. Saddle-Notch Corners Style
3. Dovetail Corner
A logs end is sliced to create a fan-molded wedge. As the logs are stacked, the finishes of one dividers logs bolt into the opposite logs.

3. Dovetail Corner Style
4. Butt & Pass Corner
One log stops where it meets an opposite log, which reaches out past the edge of the home.

4. Butt & Pass Corner Style
5. Corner Post
A vertical post at each corner has a mortise along its length into which the logs lock.

5. Corner Post Style


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