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What's Included in a
Stacked Log Shell Package
The Log Connection supplies a complete stacked log shell as shown at right, which includes all the log components and features listed below. You will require a general contractor to finish your home to a "lock-up" or "turn-key" stage.
Stacked Log Shell
Log Walls...(click an image to see larger)
Design Customization &
Complete Blueprints
Customization of the design, and complete blueprints (construction drawings) of your home are included with your log shell purchase.
Complete design and blueprintsComplete design and blueprints
Anchor System
Installation of specially engineered anchor system
Anchor system for bottom round of wall logs.Drilling for anchor bolts Play video: anchor system
True Over-scribe Construction Techniques
Overscribing is a technique in which a slightly larger space is initially created between the wall logs lateral groove than that of the corner notches. (also see the Overscribing section)
Lateral groove crafted using Overscribe techniqueScribing the edge of the lateral groove
Through Bolts
Pre-drill and install 3/4' diameter through-bolts with timber washers. Through bolts fasten the entire wall together to provide structural resistance to wind, earthquake, and other non-gravity forces.
Drilling for bolts
Log Walls
Handcrafted saddle notch Log Walls, with your choice of corner notching style. Standard wall height is 10'-6'. Average wall log diameter 13' to 14'.
Hand crafted saddle notch log wallsHand crafted saddle notch log walls Play video: corner notch
Flatten logs
Pre-cut flats for electrical switch and outlet face plates.
Flatten log for easy installation of switch and plug face platesFlatten log for easy installation of switch and plug face plates
Window and Door Openings Pre-cut and Beveled
All window and door openings are pre-cut and beveled (Note the spline cut for angle iron).
All window and door openings are pre-cut and beveled (Note the spline cut for angle iron)Window and door openings are pre-cut and beveled)
Interior Partition Slot Cuts
Interior partition slot cuts for interior framed walls
Play Video: partition slot cuts Interior partition wall slot cuts for interior framing materialWall slot cuts for finish material
Log Tails
Log tail style of your choice (also see the Log Notching and Tails section)
Curved top log tail treatmentFrench (curved) log tailsStaggered log tails
Pre-drilling For Electrical
Wall logs are pre-drilled for electrical wire passages, switch boxes, and outlet boxes.
Play Video: electrical box Wall logs are pre-drilled for electrical wires and boxesWall logs are pre-drilled for electrical wires and boxes
Spline Cuts in Window and Door Openings
Spline cut window and door openings to accept supplied angle iron (Installed during delivery)
Play Video: Window spline Spline cut window and door openings to accept supplied angle iron (Installed during delivery)Spline cut window and door openings to accept supplied angle iron (Installed during delivery)
Pinning & Bolting
Pinning & bolting of log ends around openings and panel walls as required to maintain structural integrity.
Driving a pin at window opening
Posts, Upper Floor, Roof...(click an image to see larger)
Post Flats
Posts flattened and grooved to accept finish framing materials.
Posts flattened to accept finish framing materials.Posts flattened to accept finish framing materials.
Screw Jacks
1" diameter Screw Jacks provided for all main floor log posts. Screw jacks can be adjusted to maintain even settling of the log structure.
Play video: Screw jack at top of post Screw jack at top of postScrew jack below post
Tuck Cuts
Tuck Cuts pre-made for interior finish framing materials in all log posts and beams.
Tuck cuts for interior finish framing materialsTuck cuts for finish materials
Log Upper Floor System
Second floor system consists of double Douglas Fir log beams and single log floor joists
Log floor joists support upper floorLog floor joists support upper floorSecond floor Douglas Fir double log beams
Log Roof System
Roof system consists of Douglas Fir round log roof beams and log roof purlins.
Roof structureRoof structureOctagonal hipped roof area
Roof Logs Pitch Cut
Roof logs are pitch cut flat for roof framing
Roof logs are pitch cut flat for roof framingRoof logs pitch cut for roof framing
Log Features...(click an image to see larger)
Log Trusses
Most designs feature hand crafted log trusses in showplace locations.
Hand-crafted log gable trussHand-crafted log trussHand-crafted log truss
All knots, logging scars and exposed chain saw cuts sanded to smooth even finish
All knots, scars, and chain saw cuts are sanded smoothAll knots, scars, and chain saw cuts are sanded smooth
Log Staircase and Railing (optional)
Complete hand crafted staircase featuring log stringers, half-log treads, solid timber landing (where applicable), and log guard railing.
Log staircases (note: spiral stair optional)Log staircase
Flattening Logs
Flats for installation of framing materials and second floor gable ends
Flattening logs for installation of framing materialsBeam flattened for installation of framing materials
Delivery Technical Advisor
Technical Advisor on site for duration of shell assembly A Log Connection Technical Advisor will accompany the log package and remain on site for the duration of the log shell re-assembly. After the re-assembly is complete, the Advisor will consult with your general contractor to ensure a full understanding of the framing and finishing procedures and details necessary for a log home.
Interior Log Railings (optional)
All interior guard and stairway railings of hand crafted log railing posts, upper and lower rails, and log pickets.
All interior log handrailing includedAll interior log handrailing included
Logs treated with protective anti-mildew/ fungicide deterrent
ILBA Standards
All log work conforms with the International Log Building Association standards
Steel Requirements Supplied and Installed
  • 3/4" diameter through bolts with timber washers & nuts
  • 1" diameter screw jacks with minimum 1/2" thick plates
  • 1-1/2"x1/4" pre-cut and drilled window and door angle iron
  • Bottom round anchorage (Rawl anchors)
  • All lagging bolts & drift pins
  • Log truss bolts & hardware
What's Not Included in the Log Shell Price?
Is the cost of transporting the log shell to my site included in the shell price?
No, the cost of shipping the log package by truck (or boat or rail) is not included in the shell price, as it varies hugely depending on the distance from our log yard to your building site. We can obtain an estimate once we know where your building site is located.
Do you offer turnkey services (General Contractors)?
No, The log Connection does not build the entire home. We provide the log shell package only, as listed above.
Is the fireplace included?
No, this is purchased locally
Can you supply the stone?
No, this is an extremely heavy product to transport. Shipping fees will exceed the product cost.
Do you do the foundation?
No, The Log Connection requires that the foundation and sub-floor be in place upon arrival of the log shell package.
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