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Few companies exist today who still handcraft dovetail log homes. Popular in the early eastern United States, Custom has resurrected these homes constructed with hand-hewn timbers. Dovetail is so named for its compound angles that naturally interlock the corner joints. Dovetail joinery is generally utilized with hand-hewn timber or logs flattened on two sides. This type of construction requires chinking after reassembly.

Advantages of Dovetail (Stacked Log):

  • Dovetail wall surfaces accommodate framing of interior walls and hanging cabinetry with greater ease.
  • Flattened log surfaces make interior decorating easier and more convenient.
  • The compound corner joints and surface texture help preserve historical log crafting artistry.
  • Because chinking is pliable, it yields greater flexibility with seasonal and climatic changes.

 

 

 


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