14. Chapel of Peace restoration – Hart Square

Bob says the chapel is the only log structure he has ever seen whose logs are joined with inverted, angled pegs, shown here in the back, on the side facing the covered bridge.  “It makes sense; the water drains off of them,” Bob says.  “Unlike half dovetails or v-notches, which most of my buildings use, this is a square-notch, which is less stable. You don’t use pegs with a dovetail because they interlock, and you don’t need them. Square-notches and pegs were probably used to expedite the construction. It’s faster than making dovetails.”