Cutting technology

Handrafted log homes in different styles.

Handcrafting notch technology.

In log house building, there are two main handcrafted technologies - notch, it is divided into Norvegian (saddle and Russian notch, as well a)s frame and log technology, the so-called Post and Beam, from the English words Post and Beam (pillar and beam). Thanks to hand ctrafted logs, the highest quality is achieved, which is impossible to obtain when processing logs by other methods. It is during manual processing that the log perfectly preserves its qualities - heat, durability, natural beauty and resistance to environmental influences. The technology of manual cutting affects not only the style and appearance, but also the thermal conductivity and manufacturability of the chopped log building. The ability to use different materials for finishing and building a house. We will try to explain to you what is the difference.

1. Log cabin in notch

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

Log cabin in a Russian notch

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

log cabin cutting in the Russian bowl

Disadvantages of the technology of logging cabins in the Russian notch.

In the process of desiccation 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 house 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.

Canadian notch log cabin

Canadian log cabin is the most logical technology in wooden housing construction using logs with a diameter of 36 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.

Cutting logs in a Canadian bowl
Advantages of the log cutting technology in the Canadian bowl.

The processes of shrinking the log house for the tenants pass more imperceptibly.

Cutting logs in the Canadian bowl.

In the formation of cracks, due to which in the Canadian bowl the drying process more favorably passes, the width of the thermal groove between the logs decreases. When cutting logs in a Canadian bowl of logs 30 cm, the width of the groove will be about 10 cm, and from a log with a diameter of 40 cm, about 15 cm.

Cutting logs into a Canadian diamond bowl

A wooden house or a sauna cut into a diamond canadian bowl 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.

Cutting logs into a Canadian diamond bowl

Advantages of technology of cutting log houses in a diamond Canadian bowl.

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

Disadvantages of cutting logs in a diamond Canadian bowl.

Slight width of the heat groove. It can be even narrower than the house cut down in a traditional Canadian bowl because the log has cracks from above and below the log. We recommend building houses in a Canadian diamond bowl made of logs with a diameter of at least 46 cm.

2. Cutting logging technology Post and Beam (Post and Beam)

Technology of cutting Post and Bim allows you to use a variety of materials for filling walls - horizontal logs without cuts, stone, glass. As a rule, frame walls with lining of various types of skin board are made - log siding, shingles, lumber imitation or unedged boards. Also on the frame wall, you can easily lay the tile or paste wallpaper. Log frame houses allow you to use in the design of completely different finishing and building materials.

Post & beam log cutting

Advantages of logging Post and Beam
The frame-and-log structure is very stable and practically does not shrink.
Disadvantages of logging by Post & Beam technology

The disadvantage of the frame-beam structure can be filling the walls with a chopped log. The height of the walls and beams in the Post & Beam houses remains unchanged for a while, while the chopped walls will shrink.

More information on the page construction of the house Post and Beam

Log cabin in a hybrid style.

Everything is very simple and understandable! First floor chopped, attic floor Post and Bim, log rafters and roof angle 33,5 degree - Characteristic Canadian style!

Hybrid logging styleAdvantages 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


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