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by Nordic Hou

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A log house, or log building, is a structure built with horizontal logs interlocked at the corners by notching.

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Many log houses today are of the milled variety, mainly because they require less labor-intensive field work than handcrafted houses.

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The timbers may be stacked with spacers  between them. This process allows the moisture content of the logs to naturally fall as the timber dries. In areas of high humidity, it may require as much as one year per inch of log thickness to dry.

Arid climates may require less. A log with a diameter of 8 inches will usually reach equilibrium in about 18 months in the Rocky Mountains of North America.

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Some log home companies let the fresh-cut logs (or milled timbers) sit outside in the open air to dry naturally.