Log Home Tools, Resources, How-To Books, How-to DVDs
Learn to build log homes using ancient scribe fit log joinery just like the professionals, using the same guides, same tools, and techniques accepted worldwide by the International Log Builders Association. LogFrogs.com is your Quick Log Home Building Reference for Log Construction Manuals, How-to Build Log Home DVD Series, tools, and techniques for log home building.
Scroll down for the Tools-You-Need list! With questions always coming in about what log building tools and methods are best, we’ve assembled a quick reference for the log home tools we have found to make log building easier and safer.
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Log Frogs log building cleats do more than hold logs, they allow you to rotate logs in place too! – Log Frogs – The easier and faster alternative to “Log Dogs“.
|What Manual is used worldwide in log building schools to train professional log builders?|
|The Log Construction Manual by Robert Chambers #1 Best Selling Log Home Instruction Guide!|
After reading the Log Construction Manual and referring to it for many years on each building project, Robert Chambers then released his Building Log Homes DVD Series that illustrates the concepts found in the manual. The DVDs bring the concepts in the manual to life and clarified them. I highly recommend both to any builder new or experienced. I certainly think you will enjoy them and benefit from them as much as I have.
Building Log Homes DVDs (Set 1) by Robert Chambers
Tools-You-Need List (these are clickable links)
Steel Toed Shoes with GRIPPY SOLES! Log Builder recommended!
Stainless steel carpenter rulers Used for measuring lateral long grooves and clearing chips
Effective Practices and Methods for Handcrafted Log Home Construction From the International Log Builders Association ILBA
Log Span Tables for Floor Joists, Beams and Roof Support Systems
by A. Mackie, N. Read, T. Hahney.
The Swelling and Shrinking of Wood: A Practical Technology Primer
by Otto Suchsland
Chisels 1″ for around notches, and a 1.5″ or 2″ for electrical boxes
Hole Hawg Heavy Duty Drill is a must for through bolt holes
Tenon Cutters For railings, furniture