How to Build a Simple Log Cabin

For hundreds of years humans have been using their natural surroundings to construct their own homes. Building a simple log cabin is one of the most time honoured and traditional forms of housing that still exists today. If you have always dreamed of owning or building your own log cabin, then you are going to love this guide.

Building a log cabin, a simple one, can be fairly straight forward. You need to be careful with your planning as well as designing, and always remember that to measure twice and cut once is far better than to try fixing mistakes that have already been made. A log cabin built by your own two hands can be the most beautiful thing in the world, and few things are more satisfying after completing such a fantastic wood project.

If you're up to the challenge, we hope you will like this instructional series on how to build yourself a simple log cabin. The first step is making a dovetail jig. By designing your own, you could actually custom set of jigs that will suitably fit for your log dimensions. You can search various designs via internet if you want and this dovetail notches could take 2-3 hours to make. Second is to attach the first jig. In order to this, lay the log on a side and mark a line down the centre using your chalk line. Always remember to measure from the perpendicular edge of the jig. Calculate the interior dimension properly considering the outside dimension minus two times the thickness of the log. Align the other jig to the centreline of the log perpendicular to the edge at the same size and attach it with screws. Apparently, if you’re looking for more concise and more detailed instructions regarding building a simple log; you may take into consideration the numerous internet tutorials available. Be creative!


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