From Log to Log House. Author, Sven-Gunnar Håkansson
Finally back in print after many years. Until now used copies of this book were being sold for $200 or more! In the olden days, building from logs was common-place everywhere trees were plentiful. It was the only way of providing oneself with a house or outbuildings. The craft of long building is a trade that takes considerable skill.
Log building was the traditional construction method in Scandinavia a thousand years ago and still practiced there with great expertise. This book captures the essential knowledge developed over the centuries by Scandinavian log builders, together with a range of ideas for modern plans and designs.
Anybody who is capable of swinging an axe will also be able to craft a notch. Log tightness and joint precision need not always be perfect, but should be suited to the use of the building. The important thing is that the participating individual feels the happiness of building a log house, his hands on the axe.