Back in 1997 I picked up a book on building and restoring hewn log houses. It was a great resource for that first cabin I built. I highly recommend it if you are considering building a log cabin yourself.  The latest edition of that book is
The Classic Hewn-Log House: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building and Restoring


Details and information on this website are provided for information only and are not professional advice. Consult an architect or engineer for structural design.


Below are some articles log cabin construction:


Cabin Design/Splicing logs


Door and Window Openings


Chinking the gaps


11x15 cabin build log - part 1

11x15 cabin build log - part 2

11x15 cabin build log - part 3

11x15 cabin build log - part 4

11x15 cabin build log - part 5

11x15 cabin build log - part 6

11x15 cabin build log - part 7

11x15 cabin build log - part 8

Be sure to check out Helen Yane's cabin:
August Progress
October and November Progress