This is how the doors are framed. Windows are similar. Note, there's no top lintel. There's no need since it's a solid log anyway. And the doors and windows are never nailed to the top and only nailed to the side boards which are separate from the logs. This is because all logs eventually settle and shrink as they dry, which can crack windows and prevent doors form opening
Even "well dried" logs do settle as more moisture leaves them over the years
This style is very popular with log home "kits". They do let you build quicker, but the logs don't typically last that long
This lets moisture get trapped between the logs (note the "well" channel in the middle) which can lead to rot. You'll be spending a lot of time, effort, and money on surface treatments with this style. The treatments themselves aren't that great for your health or the environment
The traditional method needs no treatments since the log dries completely after each storm
Some cabin designs don't have the gap between logs. I've been told by a professional carpenter that this prevents proper drying of the logs and can lead to rot in years or decades. The lack of a gap can also lead water into the joint via capillary action (wood is fibrous after all)
The "gapped" logs can apparently last centuries
Closeup look at the joinery between logs in a cabin. This is the half-angle joint. It's popular because it sheds rain and snow more easily because of the angle, preserving the wood from rot
The gaps between logs later get a mesh lattice fastened and cement applied (that's the yellow/brown stuff you see in new log homes)
I’m told this is a rude gesture in parts of South America
Makes it all the more appropriate to be given by the prototype of our future robot overlords
These kinds of little games can be fun, but they are a great way for a third party to gain personal information about you
If you don’t want to leak partial details of your real name and birthday, best refrain from participating
Never mind Facebook, the people who share these may be friends and family who are unaware of how much information they’re giving away
1970s Electric car concept
That Tumblr is full of stuff like this
One thing I don't understand is people complaining about graffiti on trains and walls but they couldn't be bothered a bit by ads being everywhere in our daily life actively and literally trying to manipulate everybody's thoughts and actions. But it's legit because that access to your brain is bought with money.
Meanwhile, at Iron Man HQ...
I didn’t know New York had a history of Bigfoot sightings
I’ve never seen or heard a bigfoot in all my time outdoors. I’m half relieved and half disappointed
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