Building log cabins can be an easy process, especially when a simple design and construction method is chosen.
One of the easiest ways to start your own small BBQ hut or school cabin is to use the “butt and pass method”. This is a relatively quick method of construction, and often has lower maintenance requirements long-term.
This technique involves ensuring all corners of the bespoke log cabins are tightly fixed, negating the need for extra joints or notching the planks together. By stacking up your planks of wood at right angles and pinning them together with long screws or pins, a strong and effective build is achieved.
The corners of log cabins built with the butt and pass technique should be overlapping. These are then drilled through individually to create a channel for the rebar pin. Tools needed for this type of construction include a chainsaw, a rebar cutter and block and tackle.
It is also important to choose the most appropriate wooden planks. You can select from soft woods like alpine fir and white pine, or harder wooden slats, which include birch or oak. Hard woods offer the advantages of being able to withstand extreme temperatures, and they are tough and hard wearing. Softer woods can be more affordable, and are often more pliable, therefore easier to work with.
Our team here at Logspan are experts when it comes to log cabins, so give us a call to find out more about our products and services today.