The Book: Your Log House
Illustrated Glossary of Terms
This book is written in a cumulative
style. That is, it is necessary to start at the beginning
and gain knowledge as the book and the building project
progress. The reader, diving into the book halfway through,
might become confused and frustrated by the unique language
of log house construction and construction in general.
To provide a bit of a language overview, I include here,
not so much a glossary of terms but some labelled drawings
(not always drawn to scale), and sometimes loose sketches
of terms that will keep recurring. It is my hope that
the reader will learn the terms as he goes along. Sketches
and terms are often repeated and redefined throughout
the book in the appropriate chapters.