www.naturallogcabins.com/HowWeDoIt.html How these Michigan Log Home Builders construct your home
Cabin under construction by Michigan Log Home builders
Cabin under construction by Michigan Log Home builders
Building log homes is a somewhat complex process and also an art.  Enjoy your photo tour of the steps we take!    To see a finished Log Home or to start Yours call 1-231-667-0654
  The bark is then power-washed off in our log yard.  This is called peeling the logs.
    Your Log Home in the begining stage
  We allow the logs to naturally air dry over the summer months, at least June, July, and August, layed out in our Log Home yard.  
  When we are ready to begin constructing your log home, logs of the proper size are selected and carried under the log yard roof. Here they are further peeled, using a chain saw attatchment called a log wizard. Wizarding removes any remaining layer[s] of bark fibres, which if not removed in this step will fall off on their own after a few years. By wizarding (Planing)
Your Log Home becomes Light in color and smooth while still retaining its natural character.   
  They are then placed under a drying sheds to continue drying until we are ready to use them.
Cabin under construction by Michigan Log Home builders
Cabin under construction by Michigan Log Home builders
Cabin under construction by Michigan Log Home builders
                  Glue and 12" spikes set the wall logs
  Log homes are no doubt one of the most solid homes in the world. Let the wind blow.

A full-length purlin being hoisted into position
Cabin under construction by Michigan Log Home builders
Cabin under construction by Michigan Log Home builders
                 Log Home's on the Go
Note!  The window sub jamb, there is a steel splin behind the jamb to which the jamb is fastened to, and not to the logs, this way as the logs dry out and settle they slide down the steel spline without reafing on the windows or doors. Knowing how to work with settling is one of the most important aspects of building a log Home. Notice the space above the window sub jam. That is the free area for the wall to shrink into.
We call this here,
         Our sliding sub-jamb system
   Note! How deep our roof systems are!
2x12s  are used for rafters up right on top of the full Log purlions, createing  a deep cavity for the insulation.
This Log Home is ready for shingles, or metal roofing.
"our Log Kits"
  Are easy to reconstruct , being numbered, and Hand scribed together, its like the old time lincon logs.  Many Log Home owners are buying there Hand scribed Log Kits from Us.
Cabin under construction by Michigan Log Home builders
  Band saws  are our choice of saw
Note! the deep roof system Not all Michigan Log Home builders offer this!
2007 Keplar Log Home. Note the Large overhangs
Not many log home companys are building
the full log gable end and full log roof purlions
that you see here.
Cabin under construction by Michigan Log Home builders
A Narural Log Home Built in 2007 in Ind.
2003 Log Home in Northweastern Michigan
         By   Natural Log Cabin's
      ~Affordable
    ~ Family operated
  ~20 Years experience
~Natural and Naturally Beautiful Homes!
~"sSSAVE!!"$$
      ~Affordable
~ Family operated
  ~20 Years experience
~Natural and Naturally Beautiful Homes!
~"sSSAVE!!"$$
Copyright 2009 Natural Log Cabins -- Michigan Log Home Builders
For many more photos and Floor Plans go  to
           Kits & Floor Plans
Here we cut flats on 2 sides of the logs.
The answer is "JESUS" with-in
             MANTENACE--MANTENACE ????
  ----UP KEEP--- UP KEEP?????
In the past Log Homes got a bad name, because of the huge amount of up keep they needed.
Thanks to the latest technology in chinks, and stains and our experience in designing we are able to tell you that the up keep has been reduced dramatically.
  We are in the 12th Year in ours and have had virtually no chink breaks,