Also known as Swedish Cope and Scandinavian Full Scribe, in this construction method our craftsman use a scribing tool to painstakingly transfer the contours of the lower log onto the upper log, and then cut the upper log to fit snugly on top.
When the logs are assembled on your building site, a layer of gasket material is hidden within the lateral joints to prevent any bugs intruding into your home. This style fits together very tightly, and does not require chinking.
As the logs adjust to their final climate, some settling is to be expected; this is normal, and just makes the home even more tight. Our construction techniques take settling into account, and actually work with the natural tendancies of the wood to allow for this movement.
We work with your contractor to help them understand best practices for finishing a home constructed with live material such as this, and are always available for technical support.