Construction Time Line

Construction begins when a contract has been signed between the home owner and Sitka Log Homes and the first deposit of funds have been received.

Many steps are involved in the making of a Sitka Log Home. The images below take your through the step by step process.


Stacking & Drying


Hand Peeling


Notching / Cutting

Pre Fit

Final Inspection





Prior to construction the logs are peeled by hand using a draw-knife for a smooth clean finish.

Each log is then carefully placed for scribing to the log below. The scribe line transfers the natural contour of the lower log to the log above. The log is taken down again, and the line is cut to a V groove where insulation is placed. This forms a tight fit concealing the insulation completely.

Before the header log is placed, the window and door openings are cut to size according to the window manufacturers’ specifications. A wooden keyway is installed where the window will be attached. This allows the logs to settle without interfering in any way with the window. A notch-back is then cut to suit the jam width and allow for the final window trim installation. This makes for a very pleasing finished window unit in your log wall.

Mortise and tenon-fitted log handrails and stairs are custom built by our craftsmen.

Once the log shell is complete, all beveling, arching and other visible log-end details are sanded and properly finished.

The home is re-inspected for quality. Then the logs are number coded and loaded for shipment.

When the log home arrives at the home site, an experienced member of Sitka Log Homes will be on hand to assist and supervise the re-erection of the log package. Although time may vary, this process usually takes 1 to 3 days to complete.

Typically while we have been working away on your log work you have been clearing land, building roads, excavating and having your foundation and sub floor prepared.

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