The In­side Scoop

Log Home Living - - FLOOR PLANS -

By us­ing 12-inch-tall, hand-hewn half logs on the ex­te­rior, the home will have all the curb ap­peal of a clas­sic log home. In­side, con­ven­tional stud-frame walls will al­low for a range of decor styles. If you like the look of trusses and beams, Golden Ea­gle suggests:

■ Rais­ing ceil­ing heights. Tall ceil­ings through­out Zach’s home al­low for beams at the top of the walls, which com­ple­ment the heavy tim­bers.

■ Pay­ing at­ten­tion to tim­ber size. Your fin­ished home’s style is af­fected by the tim­bers’ look. Smaller tim­bers stained in lighter col­ors will have a more stream­lined, less bulky, ap­pear­ance.

■ Set­ting a steeper roof pitch. Trusses take up a lot of vis­ual space. Mak­ing room for them with tall vaulted ceil­ings keeps them from over­whelm­ing the liv­ing ar­eas.

■ De­cid­ing on the tim­bers’ func­tion. In Zach’s home, the tim­ber trusses and beams are not struc­tural, so they can be placed wher­ever it makes the most sense within the home’s de­sign. If you choose tra­di­tional tim­ber fram­ing for your home, the frame’s struc­ture will play a big role in the in­te­rior’s lay­out.

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