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Stacked Log Construction:
Corner Notches
 
Where the log walls intersect, a notch must be cut to lock the two walls together. The technique of hand crafting and cutting the interlocking corner notches is crucial to how the finished log home will look and perform. The precise crafting of this notch is essential to maintaining a tight seal and preventing gaps from occurring. At The Log Connection, our craftsmen have years of experience crafting multiple styles of corner notches. The most common is the Scandinavian Saddle Notch.
Corner notches
 
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Scandinavian
Scandinavian Corner Notch
The Scandinavian Saddle Notch is our most popular style of log home corner notch, typically combined with the over-scribe technique and large diameter round logs. This corner notch system features precisely angled surfaces which achieve an excellent long term tolerance and create an extremely effective water and air infiltration barrier.
Dovetail
Dovetailed Corner Notch
We offer many variations of the Dovetail corner notch, which is most suited to traditional slab side log or timber style homes, and is available in a smooth finish or textured with a traditional adzed look. Our craftsman enjoy the challenge and precision workmanship required for dovetail log homes. A full scribe, non chinked dovetail log home is extremely rare but available when requested.
Chinked
Chinked Style Corner Notch
Historic log home construction commonly incorporated a caulking material between the logs; this style is referred to as a chinked log home. Using today's technology, our notch style is specialized to achieve phenomenal sealing properties while maintaining the characteristics and appeal of a traditional chinked style log home.
 
Log Tails
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Curved Top Log Tails
Curved Top
Straight cut with a curved flair out at the top
Curved Log Tails
Curved
Short straight cut with a gentle curve
French Curved Log Tails
French
Short curved bottom then a large counter curve
Staggered Log Tails
Staggered
Straight ends with alternating lengths
Straight Log Tails
Straight
Straight cut ends
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