Also known as Appalachian style, this method of construction is built out of square timbers with handcrafted dovetail joinery at the corners of the home. The gaps between the timbers are filled with chinking material.
Many homeowners choose the aesthetic of a dovetail log homes because it brings the warmth and beauty of a wood home with flat walls instead of round.
The timbers used for wall logs can be planed smooth, or they can have a hand hewn finish for a rustic, elegant surface.
Dovetail log homes often incorporate timber frame elements, such as trusses, posts or knee braces. This complements the square timbers used in the wall logs.