Switches that need to be placed in log walls are most commonly found near doorways when you enter a room. In order to install the wiring we first make a v-groove (6), with a skill or chain saw, which runs up the door jamb. It is important to make the groove large enough to accommodate the total amount of wires necessary for that area. We then drill into the log from the jamb to the desired distance for the switch box (3). Figure the measurement of the electrical box that will be recessed into the log wall. Using a drill and chisel we cut out the hole (3). If this is done correctly the drilled hole will meet with the notched hole. Next the wiring is run up from the floor joists (9), up the groove in the door jamb (6), through the drilled hole and into the box (3).
After the wire is installed it is necessary to plate the groove with 16 gauge steel (7). This protects the wire for when the door jamb (8) is installed and is required to meet uniform building code. Finally install the door jamb (8) which hides the electrical work.