How to Build a Lincoln Log Cabin

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How to Build a Lincoln Log Cabin. Lincoln Logs sets are available in most stores that sell children's toys and craft supplies. They have been around for many years. These small wooden logs, pre-notched to fit together, make building forms easy and enjoyable. Building a cabin out of Lincoln Logs is a traditional favorite and a great project for children.

Work on a flat surface. You need this for the base of your cabin. If you are working on a carpeted floor, put down a piece of sturdy cardboard before you begin.

Select the pieces that have a flat side. These make the first row. A foundation must be solid, and the flat-sided pieces make a sturdy base.

Prepare four of these flat-sided bases. Make the front, then a side, then the back and finish with the last side piece. You should now have one layer for each cabin wall-sort of an open box.

Build it up one row at a time. Once you finish the first full row, go to the next and make a row all of the way around before going further. The reason to do one full set at a time is that you need to lock the logs into place with one another using the notches on the logs.

Stack the logs as high as you want on the walls that have no windows.

Use the small log pieces to make short walls and leave a window opening. To do this, add another short piece a little way from the last one. Now you need to leave a space for the door. Build up until you have the right height walls and use longer pieces to finish the window and door openings.

Make use of the pre-made roofs, windows and other optional pieces included in your set.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not use glue as you want to be able to reuse the Lincoln Logs.

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