It takes skilled and experienced craftsmen to get natural logs to fit like this. Natural Log Homes are handmade homes. Homes made with the same attention to fit and finish as furniture.
The logs in this photo have started to dry out, and the small drying cracks you see are called “checks.”
But we engineer all our scribe-fit joinery so that fits stay tight over time as the logs dry. Our long grooves are “double-cut” style that encourage checking to happen where it helps keep the fits tight. And corner notches are “compression-fit” saddle notch style that keep them as tight as possible for the life of the building.
It’s not easy to scribe-fit this well…and some companies may take shortcuts.
But we think it’s worth it to take the time to do it right. We want the quality of our work and our attention to detail to make us proud.