Well the foundation and floor are done, now begins the laborious task of building walls and by laborious I mean suck it up buttercup its time to get dirty. Unfortunately I have not figured out yet how to magically make 20ft logs appear on top of each other… moving logs by hand and without heavy equipment is not for the timid.

Lets talk about scribe fitting a log cabin

I should add that the scribe fit method is definitely NOT the fastest way for one man to build a house. If you are in a hurry to get a roof over your head, as I am before the snow starts to fly, you may want to consider a different log building method. I do believe that scribe fitting offers a better look, tightest fit and best insulation value of all the hand-crafted styles.

The basic method of building scribe fit log walls has remained unchanged for centuries. One log at a time, a log is placed on top of another and then using a Scribe (divider with bubble levels), one carefully runs the pointy end of the Scribe along the bottom log which then transfers the contours of the bottom log onto the log above by means of an indelible pencil mounted on the top of the scribe.

The two videos below show you how I am scribe fitting my cabin walls. There are several ways to approach this style of log cabin building just as there are many ways to skin a cat. Every day I improve with accuracy and discover new ways to perfect my style. As with any craft it takes time to learn, refine and to perfect.