A Guide to Building the Traditional Hewn-Log Home

A guide to building the traditional hewn-log home, including information on master logsmith Peter Gott and his log-building workshop, creating a solid foundation, site preparation, digging and acquiring logs.

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Log structures built on relatively level ground can be perched atop mortared fieldstone pillars extending below frost line. Sill loge rest on the pillars, and the walls go up from there. Batter boards (behind corner pillars) aid in leveling and squaring the foundation.
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