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    Looking for Examples of Scandinavian Log Construction

    Once upon a time, I saw some pictures of a 14th century Norwegian log farmhouse, I've never seen anything exactly like it since and web searches havent turned up much.

    I would appreciate any pics of pre 20th century/ preferably medieval Scandinavian log homes.

    Thank you!

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    Thank you, Sir! Thats exactly what I was looking for

    It is a long term goal of mine to build just such a house. I would love to learn more about this home. Any details would be appreciated

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    Glad to be of service...
    Unfortunately, I have no details, the picture was saved from a Norwegian web based newspaper a few years ago, I just thought it was awesome too!

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    Here are two more from the same article, maybe of interest?
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    Hersir, thank you very much, sir! This style, although, until I followed your link I had no idea what it was called, has always captured my imagination. Many thanks for taking the time to search it for me, I had been searching "Scandinavian log construction" and various combinations on that theme and getting nowhere.

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    In Swedish you would want to search for knuttimring or knuttimrat/knuttimrade (singular/plural) hus. I know I have read Swedish books dealing in detail with the different log constructions used in agricultural Sweden but they were in Swedish and I can't recall the titles.

    http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timring
    Since it's somewhat of a niche subject I would think it to be difficult to find non-native languaged texts I'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrioten View Post
    In Swedish you would want to search for knuttimring or knuttimrat/knuttimrade (singular/plural) hus. I know I have read Swedish books dealing in detail with the different log constructions used in agricultural Sweden but they were in Swedish and I can't recall the titles.

    http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timring
    Since it's somewhat of a niche subject I would think it to be difficult to find non-native languaged texts I'm afraid.
    It's called laft/lafting in Norwegian:
    Pictures: http://images.google.com/images?clie...N&hl=no&tab=wi

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    "Stabburen im Kviteseid bygdetun"


    Same place as above photo


    This one stands in a place called 'Little Norway', in Wisconsin.


    The following passage was written about the next one:

    "It stands on four stones so that air can flow through the bottom.
    Here are stored objects such as grain, flour, etc. items that have to stay dry.
    Above this is a kind of bedroom where guests could be accommodated, which was considered a special honor.
    A storehouse was a status symbol and is often decorated with beautiful carvings."




    This photo was taken in 1900 and shows a Stabbur standing next to the Gol Stave church.


    My personal favorite.
    This one can be found at the Minot Scandinavian Heritage Center

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