As one of the oldest types of joinery systems, the Dovetail corner gives a log home a rustic early American look. Even though it has been traditionally used with square or chinked Appalachian-style logs, the Dovetail corner has gained popularity with the “D” shaped profiles. Dovetail corners give a log home one of the tightest locking joints available. Dovetails may be precut at the mill or cut at the jobsite with a dovetail jig.
A saddlenotch corner is often used when trying to join full round or double “D” logs. A rounded notch is cut so that the top log will tightly fit the diameter of the log below. Saddlenotch corners give the appearance of a rustic, handcrafted log home. Saddlenotch cuts may be precut at the mill or cut at the jobsite with a jig.
Butt & Pass:
The Butt & Pass corner system is often the most popular style used due to its traditional yet modern appearance. The Butt & Pass corner is usually constructed by a mortise and tenon joint where two logs meet and one log extends past the other intersecting log. Butt & Pass corners are typically the least expensive method of corner notching. This type of corner system is notched on the job site by your builder.
Precut Dovetail Corner Notches
6x6 “D” Logs: $14.00/notch
6x8 “D” Logs: $14.00/notch
8x8 “D” Logs: $14.00/notch
6x10 “D” Logs: $14.00/notch
6x12 “D” Logs: $15.00/notch
8x12 “D” Logs: $16.00/notch
6x10 Confederate “V” Logs: $14.00/notch
6x12 Confederate “V” Logs: $15.00/notch
8x12 Confederate “V” Logs: $16.00/notch
6x10 Chink Logs: $14.00/notch
6x12 Chink Logs: $15.00/notch
8x12 Chink Logs: $16.00/notch
Precut Saddlenotch Corner Notches
6x8 "D" Log: $18.00/notch
8x8 “D” Log: $18.00/notch
8x8 Round/Round Log: $18.00/notch
Twin Creeks Log Home Supply offers all the major log corner notching systems commonly used in log home construction.