Your Log House
The On-Site Manual For The Do-It-Yourselfer
What's the book about?

Preface
Illustrated Glossary of Terms

  1. Introduction
  2. Why a Log House?
  3. House Design
  4. Traditional Principles & Contemporary Design
  5. Log Acquisition
  6. Getting Started on the Building
  7. Organizing the Site and Equipment
  8. Foundations
  9. Timber Layout
  10. First Logs & Floor Joists
  11. The Chainsaw
  12. Setting Wall Logs
  13. Openings
  14. Framing Walls
  15. Building the Roof
  16. Round Log Piece-en-piece
  17. Stair Planning
  18. Thermal Resistivity of Wood

• Includes 15 House Plans!

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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.

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