Hi are you looking at the logs them self or the paneling.
there are many classes you can take but best way is to talk to supplier and see about finding some elses job that you can go and help for a few days.hands on is the best, what type of logs are they, if they are a square log tongue and grooved, there really not mush to it, just make sure you use pleenty of weather strip between logs, and make sure to seal the butt joints well, every one is different, i like to but the logs together and then drill a 1" hole right down between them and then fill with spray foam. its easy to seal now but once unit is built and you have a problem its hard to repair.
that type of pog stacks pretty easy, some will run solid walls and mark where screws are and then use chain saw to cut openings, you can also after second and eight coarse or there about drill for wire runs, makes it easier, they might say kiln dried but they will settle ,compress and shrink some so allow plenty of room for windows and door openings, and do not, again do not nail anything solid to the log wall all nails have to have a slip joint just a saw cut to allow the wall to settle with out pulling nail out.
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is this a vacation home or residence?
Vacation home logs take a while to heat up on a weekend, stick built will heat quicker, logs will retain there heat longer so once unit is warm its easier to keep heated, logs take longer to burn, I sold a product that ws ero wste end matched log siding, check out www.logsiding.com ask for scott and if you deside to buy through him tell him Doug sent ya.
I have built both styles of homes siding and paneling will be higher cost butt easer to maintain, logs will develope checks or cracks, most of the time not a problem, but most log homes do have lots of flies (many places to hide)
But again a log sided home is just that a log sided home made to look like a log home, BUT ITS NOT, really.
The log home is a class in itself, its you coy place to sit back and enjoy as a log home, lots of fun and comfort.
How large of a place are you building, will it have a basement. and a covered porch?(a must for a log home.)
do you get lots of red cedar logs for homes down that way