A long overdue post about the process of building our log house! I am so very proud of all the work Jordan has been doing over the last year, preparing us a home. Things are really starting to come together now, and its getting more exciting than ever!
Here is a various collection of pictures from the last year, showing the building process!
Cutting down trees big enough and straight enough for house logs...
Dragging them down to the sawmill.
Figuring out what cuts to make....
Sawing the logs...
Besides the house logs themselves, there's alot of other smaller lumber that comes from the outside wood, much of which will also be used on the house.
Picture from last September - all the house logs finished and stacked!
Starting construction in January, after returning from Texas - getting ready for concrete!
Pouring the footers...
On top of the footers, go the piers...
All ready to go!
Oak 'sill logs' stack on the piers, and make up the bottom frame work.
Notches are cut into these for the floor joists.
Floor joists in place!
First round of wall logs are stacked!
Even more walls!
Aren't they beautiful?
Really starting to look like a house now!
I was almost jumping up and down when I saw this picture!
The logs to fill in between window and door spaces can be put in after the roof goes on, as they are held up by framing and don't actually hold any of the other structure together.
So far so good! Jordan has started on the second story now, I can't wait to see the next batch of pictures! (and even better, to see, and move into, the real thing in 2 months! so excited!)