Logs are incredibly heavy, with a weight of 9. The player can combine logs using rope to reduce the weight to just a third. Up to 4 logs can be combined in this way.
Using a saw, 1 log can be converted into 3 wooden planks, which are incredibly important in carpentry. Logs can also be used to create log walls, which are slightly stronger than the variety crafted using planks, and with the added benefit of requiring neither nails nor a saw to craft.