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28th of January 2017

28th of January 2017
So, to clarify for those who are not familiar with traditional log building; The lowest log rests on cornerstones - and eventually the floor will rest on top of the lowest logs. The logs in the middle - one near the camera, and another on the other side of the lowest log - they have clefts so carved that they sit nicely on top of the lower log. The topmost log has initial clefts on each end, but at this point I was exhausted and the sun was setting, so it was time to call it a day. But, as logs are laid this way on top of each other, the weight of the building will secure each log onto its place. This is already seen with the logs in the middle - there is no way for them to slide or to collapse away, as the clefts on the belly side stop any lengthwise movement, and the clefts on the belly side on the upper log stop any transverse movement of the log in the middle. This kind of construction does not require any nails nor screws.
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