Entering the last day of our log shell assembly the handcrafted log home walls are completed and the roof system is in place. Now begins the task of setting the standard trusses over the home.
The great room of this log home is cathedral ceilings with the two king trusses. But to save some on cost the owners decided to choose standard trusses for over the bedroom wings and attached garage.
The quickest way to set trusses is with the crane. All of the garage trusses are in place and the right bedroom wing is beginning to be assembled.
The crane was able to reach across the home while fully extended. All of the trusses on the right wing are in place. The gable truss is the last to be set on the log walls.
Here is a front view of the handcrafted log home with all trusses set. Now the log home builders have moved back to the main ridge beam.
In the above photo notice the 1×4 spacer board being attached to the ridge beam. Before the roof framing begins on the great room a spacer board needs to be installed. This board reserves space for the 1×6 pine tongue and groove for the ceilings to slip into.
Here is a closer view of the spacer boards. They are visible on the right purloin and on each side of the ridge beam. The spacer board is set slightly back from the end of the ridge and purloins so it will be concealed behind the Western Red Cedar gable siding (to be installed later).
Here is a view of the log home from the road.
This photo shows a rear view of the log cabin.
And here is where we ended with the handcrafted log home construction at the end of day 3. All of the log work is totally assembled, the standard trusses are set into place, the spacer boards are mostly installed on the ridge beam and purloins, and the 2×4 spleens have been installed in the door and window jambs.