The Book: Your Log House
3. House Design
I cannot overemphasize the importance
of good planning when building that log house which
is going to demand so much energy, care, time, and plain
sweat. All the craftsmanship, expertise, and starry-eyed
idealism in the world cannot turn a poorly-planned,
poorly-designed building into a thing of beauty. Building
the log house starts with good architectural design.
Unlike most other forms of construction, a log house
cannot be easily dressed up. Its beauty lies in the
materials, carefully pulled out of the environment.
What is done to the building in the first week of its
construction may control the function and aesthetics
of the entire completed building.