I helped a guy build a log house. We did it scandinavian style. There was no need to caulk the joints. He did the scribing and I ran the saw. I found the hardest part of the job was the skining. If you have any questions I might be able to answer fire away. Have fun doing it. I found it very rewarding.I am in the process of starting to build a camp, we put in a road and cleared the lot. We plan on building it 16x20 and out of spruce logs. We have about 20 logs cut and peeled so far, I was just wondering if anyone has any experience, tips, or ideas.
Any pics?Hey I just got finished building my own timber frame.My advise to you is study it and plan, plan , plan, even before you start cutting any trees, make sure you have a solid plan.The internet has a lot of great sites and discussion boards like this one from guys who have already went through the growing pains...if ya know what I mean.There are pros from all over the world willing to give advise.It took me 2 years of planning before I cut any wood.But when it came time to build there was no questions or head scratching.The plans were drawn and everything went smooth, and I am not a carpenter but learned everything from studying it on line, and talking to people.It also saved me from making some serious mistakes.But above all dont scrimp on your foundation.