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Log Cabin Secrets, Book 5: Log Home Design, Stairs, & Special Notches

Log Cabin Secrets, Book 5: Log Home Design, Stairs, & Special Notches


This book is also available as an E-Book at Amazon and Apple book stores. 



Log Home Design:
Tips and tricks about what works great for log home design, and what to avoid: number of corners; design "elements"; lengths of log walls; choosing a designer; what are good Construction Documents; 3D models of your home; balconies; exterior log posts; natural and electrical lights; getting cost estimates; tips for controlling costs; roof design including dormers; headroom; roof overhangs and other ways to protect log walls;  chimneys; lofts; designing for the stairs. You get my 33 years of building experience to guide your design, and to avoid common (and expensive) mistakes.

Modular Log Building:
Build 4-wall shells and combine them into houses that are large or complex. This makes complex designs approachable for DIY first-time builders.

Log Staircases:
How to design and build log staircases; the SIX vital guidelines for stairs; common staircase mistakes; half-log treads; how and where to allow settling; landings; root-ball posts and other natural shape logs; self-adjusting stairs.

Special Notches:
Instructions, step-by-step for laying out and cutting square notches (block notches); why they are used. Also, a new notch: the Curved-plane notch. And Dragon logs.


65 pages; more than 100 illustrations. Full color graphics and photos on every page.

Clearly written. Even the complex techniques are easy to understand. Hundreds and hundreds of color drawings and color photos to help.

Metric and Feet-Inches for all important dimensions. English language.


The eBook is in "replica" format—meaning it looks identical to a printed paper book. You cannot buy a copy of the E- Book from this page, you must click one of the links below to view and buy:

Click this to go to "Log Home Design, Stairs and Special Notches" in the Apple Book Store (Apple/Mac only) for $15.99. You will need the free Apple Book app (available only for Apple devices).

Or, click this link to go to Amazon (for PC and Windows, and for iPads and MacBooks that have the free Kindle app) You will need the free Kindle app (it is available for all operating systems). $19.99 for eBook Kindle.

Please do NOT buy an eBook for a phone: you will not be happy trying to read this on a small screen.


ALL the books in my Secrets series builds on the basic log building information found in my Revised Log Construction ManualIf you are new to log building, then you should also have my Revised Log Construction Manual.


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