The Illustrated Guide to Log Home Construction - From Log Shell to Finished Home Paperback
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This publication focuses exclusively on finishing the log building. It covers provisions right from the foundations to ensure that the sill log will be tightly sealed, all the way to the installation of kitchen cabinets in a manner that will allow the logs to settle without damaging the cabinetry. Each chapter of this book depicts one aspect of the building process and provides several options for finishing them using a diverse selection of techniques and products available to builders of log homes. Drawings depict the placement of high performance sealants e.g., sealants, wind-proofing membranes and vapour barriers, and explicitly show how to use and install them so that they effectively perform their function. The book is intended to be a guide, educational material, or at least a food for thought
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With these construction details log building will have a future even in our energetic optimized world.
In addition to that many mistakes are avoidable just by the knowledge gathered in this book.
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This book by Dalibor Houdek at Forest Products Innovations goes a long way to rectifying the lack.
He includes clear text and detailed drawing on a wide variety of topics including Door and Window installation, settling, roof framing,foundations,plumbing, fireplace flashing, gaskets...
The focus is on techniques to create a weather tight energy efficient building.
The details are not always easy to construct but the extensive drawings and text are quite clear.
I will include a copy of this book in the Owner's manual of each log house we build.
If you work on log houses or design them buy this book.
It is going to be one of my most important books in my library.