Log home electrical can be tricky due to the atypical wiring through logs rather than framing. The electrical side of a project needs to be addressed in the first stages of building a log home. The most common practice is drilling through the first course of logs and then drilling an intersecting hole through the face of the log . The next step is carving out the log to fit the electrical box. There are a number of ways to accomplish this, either by chisel or chainsaw.