Choose the cabin size width x depth. This is usually based on available space at the site or space required for the intended use of the building or sometimes based on a maximum budget. You can choose a rectangular, square, L shaped or other shaped cabin footprint.
All dimensions are measured to the outside faces of the walls. The building will be slightly larger where the wall logs project from the corner of the cabin approx. 100 mm in each direction. You should also allow space for roof overhangs (see the table) and space to get around the cabin to maintain and decorate (400mm minimum).
For clarity when explaining the cabin, the “Front Wall” is the main focal wall. For a Classic or Cottage style cabin, the gable wall is the pointed gable end wall and the eaves wall is the wall that runs parallel to the ridge of the roof and along which the gutters will run.