The Log Home Basics
Dream fulfillment starts here.
Everyone who chooses a log home has a look in mind; a mental image that they long to make real. And, not surprisingly, everyone’s vision is quite different. That’s the beauty of a log home. Though the raw materials for each are essentially the same, the flexibility in terms of style and design is truly limitless. And the companies that produce log homes have responded.
Once exclusively whole-hog log, today’s log home routinely mixes full logs with other structural materials, such as timber framing, stone, glass and drywall. The result is a home that’s as modern as it is true to its log home heritage, and its beauty is unsurpassed.
Here, we’ll introduce you to the secrets of log home planning, like the characteristics of wood species; how log home manufacturers cut and treat the timbers to perform their best as part of your log home; and how to shop for a log home producer that’s right for you. (Plus, look for financing tips throughout!) Think of this as your crash course in log home planning, and, at the end, you’ll understand how to ask for (and get) exactly the log home you’ve been longing for.
Whether your log home will include drywall and bold paint colors (above) or timber framing with traditional square logs and wide bands of white chinking (left), every log home shares one thing in common — wood.