An Introduction to Log Cabin Construction

Attend MOTHER's summer Eco-Village mini-series class in this article on log cabin construction, including log construction tips, the full-scribe method, sawing the notch and detailed building instructions.



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Forest Service studies have shown that when you cut the sides off the logs, slicing through their growth rings and disrupting some of their cellular structure, you significantly reduce their insulating value. Good round timbers, on the other hand, produce walls that retain heat pretty well.
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Log cabin construction completed.
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Diagram: Figure 2 Sawing the notch.
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Diagram: Figure 1 The full-scribe line. 
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