The basic building blocks of a log home are all the same, at least in two dimensions. The only thing that really differs from log to log is length and where notches will be cut for fitting. In precision-cut construction, the logs are cut to a uniform size, so the fit is generally true no matter the placement of the log. The modular construction process at the site is fairly simple, too. A crew of two, a foreman and a crane operator interior view of interlocking corners
are all that are needed for most homes. The site is prepared by first clearing the land, digging a basement (optional) and laying up a foundation to specifications. While this is going on, the modular pieces are fabricated at the factory on jigs and lagged together, with insulation tape placed between the logs. A typical house has, on average, ten modular pieces to be shipped on a couple of flatbeds At the site, a crane unloads the modules and lifts them into place. The pieces fit together like a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle. The lower level walls go into place first. After they're lagged together, beams and inner support posts follow, then the second level ' (if there is to be one) goes up.