Sit back, enjoy, and learn all you need to know before starting on your next log cabin project. Keep your log dry to 19% but 12% to 15% is better. With lower moisture content in the logs setting becomes a non-issue and provisions like setting jacks can be eliminated from the structure with dry logs. Long roof overhangs, proper landscaping and covered decks should be included into the design to keep water off from the logs after they are installed.
Roof overhangs should be at least three feet. Sprinkler systems should be kept well away from the log. A malfunctioning sprinkler head can spray logs and go undetected for months. And here are some rustic log cabin designs to inspire you below.