Dovetails and Broadaxes: Hands–on Log Cabin Preservation is a practical guide for preserving historic log cabins. It explains the history and styles of log cabins, condition and historic assessments, preservation requirements, project planning, and safety.
This guide contains a thorough explanation of hands-on aspects of log cabin preservation, such as:
- Jacking and cribbing
- Log repair and replacement
- Log notching
- Chinking and daubing
Repairs to foundations, roofs, windows, doors, chimneys, and interiors also are covered, as are annual maintenance needs and appropriate tools.
What You’ll Find
A full version [PDF] of the book is available.
Bickenheuser, Cathy; Snodgrass, Kathleen. Dovetails and Broadaxes: Hands–on Log Cabin Preservation. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 2015.