Buttoning up leaks

I finished chinking. Yay. That was awful. The only thing left was a few knick-knacks to weatherize the whole thing. Bird Blocks We did a compound cap log on both sides of the house. These are the wall logs that the rafters rest on, and they hang way out over the corners to support the roof – which hangs almost 8′ on both ends past the log walls on the gable ends, and 4′ on the eave ends. This is the way to stop rain from getting on your logs – huge roof overhangs. I didn’t have any 60′ logs … Continue reading Buttoning up leaks

2nd floor Tongue and Groove – edge detail

A custom log home is complicated. When we designed the floor plan, we wanted it open between the kitchen and the living area. The only obstacle will be a wood stove and an island. To add a sense of separation between the living and the dining area, we wanted a 2nd floor beam to be the dividing line. Our plans say the 4×12 second floor beams should be spaced 24 inches apart. Normally, you would start at the wall and measure 24″ all the way across, but because the beam acts as a divider between rooms, we set that beam … Continue reading 2nd floor Tongue and Groove – edge detail