There are many different ways in which logs can be cut that will change the style of a cabin. One of the most beautiful parts about log cabins is that no two cabins are exactly alike. You can choose different types of logs, as well as customize the way the logs are cut. Here is a brief overview of the options for the log cut and the corners of your cabin.
The variety of log cuts will allow you to customize your cabin to your satisfaction. Here are some brief descriptions of some popular types of log cuts.
- Square- the log is cut into a square shape with notches on the top and bottom to allow them to fit together.
- Round- the log maintains its round shape, with notches cut into the top and bottom.
- Swedish Cope- this is a mostly rounded format with a small crescent cut into the bottom. This allows the logs to stack seamlessly, while retaining a natural appearance.
- D-log- this is when the log has one straight side and one rounded side. This is particularly useful when you want the outside facing wall to be rounded and the other side to be flat.
- Handcrafted- these logs are formatted perfectly to interlock with each other.
There are many ways to customize the way the corners intersect in your cabin. These can vastly change the overall appearance of your cabin, so it is helpful to familiarize yourself with the different options.
- Interlocking- all four sides of the log are cut in order to hold the logs in place securely in all directions.
- Saddle-notch- this is used in conjunction with Swedish cope logs. This uses the crescent shape to lock the logs into place.
- Dove tail- the logs’ ends are cut into a wedge shape, which will allow them to fit securely together.
- Butt and pass- one log stops where it meets another log, then the other log extends past the first log.
- Corner Post- a vertical post is used to anchor horizontal logs into place.
The many options can seem overwhelming, but a professional company will be able to help you design your cabin with ease. For more information about how to make your dream cabin a reality, contact us at Blue Heron Design-Build Inc. today!