Cutting technology

Handrafted log homes in different styles.

Handcrafting notch technology.

In the wooden house building there are two main technologies for felling the felling - this is felling in a bowl, it is subdivided into Canadian and Russian felling, as well as frame-timber technology - the so-called Post and Bim, from the English words Post and Beam (pole and beam). Thanks to the manual cutting, the highest quality is achieved, which cannot be obtained by processing the log in other ways. It was during manual processing that the log ideally retains its qualities - warmth, durability, natural beauty and resistance to environmental influences. Hand-cutting technology affects not only the style and appearance, but also the thermal conductivity and manufacturability of chopped log. The ability to use various materials for finishing and building a house. We will try to explain to you what the differences are.

Building Log cabin in notch

Building log cabins into the notch is the most popular technology. The walls in this case consist of logs arranged horizontally. In the places of connection or crossing of walls (cuts) during cutting, a l is cut in a log. Craft technology can be used according to Russian technology with a round notch or Canadian log cabin can be used, which is also divided into two types - the traditional Canadian or diamond notch.


Building log cabin in a Russian notchBuilding log cabin in a Russian notch

Building a log cabin in the Russian round notch - long, the most common type of crafting in Russia. In a cross, all the logs and notches have a round shape.

Disadvantages of building log cabins in the Russian notch.

In the process of shrinked logs decrease in size and in the corner joints of logs, crevices are formed, which in size the larger the thicker the diameter of the log. For example, if you use logs with a diameter of 30 cm in the logs, then gaps around 7-x mm can be formed, and if the log is at 40 cm, the slots can be up to 10-x mm.

Advantages of building log cabins in the Russian notch.

This type of felling is not in vain caught on in cold Russia. Usually the width of the groove in the log (thermal lock) is about half the diameter of the log.


Building log cabin in Canadian saddle notch

Felling log in the Canadian bowlCanadian saddle notch technology building log cabin is the most logical technology in wooden housing construction using logs with a diameter of forty cm or more.

The main advantage in the Canadian bowl during the cutting of the corner joint on top of the log is made by the cracks, which give the log in the place of cutting not a round but a saddle shape. Due to this, the upper log in the process of shrinkage does not form a gap in the cross-over, but slips along the made cracks downwards and prevents the appearance of cracks between the logs.

Log cabin in a traditional Canadian notch

In the felling in the log, the upper cracks are made to improve the shrinkage processes.

Advantages of the log building technology in the Canadian saddlenotch

Log house shrinkage processes for log home are more inconspicuous.

Disadvantages in the Canadian notch

In the formation of cracks, due to which in the Canadian notch the drying process more favorably passes, the width of the thermal groove between the logs decreases. When crafting logs in a Canadian notch of logs forty cm, the width of the tip will be about fifteen cm.


Building log cabins into a Canadian diamond notch

Cabin felling in the diamond bowlA wooden house or a sauna builded into a diamond canadian notch is considered aerobatics. Elegant appearance is achieved not only by the upper cracks in the overpass, but also by the lower ones. Thanks to the multiple intersection of facets (cracks) in the curb, this type of felling got its name - diamond.

Advantages of technology of building log houses in a diamond Canadian notch.

The same as the traditional Canadian notch - favorable processes for logging in the period of shrinkage of logs.

Disadvantages of building log cabin in a Canadian diamond notch

Slight width of the heat groove. It can be even narrower than the house cut builded in a traditional Canadian notch because the log has cracks from above and below the log. We recommend building houses in a Canadian diamond notch made of logs with a diameter of at least forty cm.


Log cabin in a hybrid style.

Felling log hybrid styleEverything is very simple and understandable! First floor handcrafted in notch, second floor Post and Beam/ - Characteristic Canadian style!

Advantages of building a frame in a hybrid style

If you have a complex (not a two-slopes roof), then it is not possible to use handcrafted pediments. The rafters system rigidly fastened by the crate, counter crate, roofing cover will not allow the gables located perpendicular to each other during the shrinkage to change the angle of the roof slope by using a traditional razor using traditional sliding supports for rafters. On the pediments between the logs, slots equal to the value of the log's service are necessarily formed.

Disadvantages of building a log house in a hybrid style


Building log homes in technology Post and Beam

Post and Beam felling logging, when the frame - the foundation of the house consists from beams and posts made of logs - allows you to use a variety of materials to fill the walls - horizontal logs without overburden, stone, glass. As a rule, framed walls are made with cladding with various types of cladding boards - log siding, shingles, imitation of timber or unedged board. Also on the frame wall, you can easily lay tile or stick wallpaper. Post and beam houses allow using completely different finishing and building materials in the design.

Type of notch Felling house Post and Beam.

Advantages of building Post and Beam

The frame-and-log structure is very stable and practically does not shrink.

Disadvantages of building by Post & Beam technology

The disadvantage of a frame-and-frame construction can be filling the walls with a chopped log. The height of the walls and beams in Post & Beam houses remains unchanged over time, while the chopped walls are subject to shrinkage.

More information on the page Building log homes Post and Beam technology

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