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Using the map above, choose your state and find the log home companies that can help you design, mnaufacture and build your dream home. Most log home manufacturers can ship a home package (i.e. log home kit) almost anywhere in the world to be erected onsite. When considering such a purchase, many of us prefer to visit model homes to touch, smell and feel – and ask questions. To make it easier to locate those model homes and companies, we have organized our listings by State (and Canadian Provinces) or subject matter.
Why Log & Timber Frame?
Logs and heavy timbers used in home construction create an ambiance unlike any other building styles. The best way I know how to introduce one to the splendor of logs is to point you to an article I wrote about this very subject entitled, “The Norman Rockwell Effect”.
Logs for home construction can be round, D-shaped or squared. They may be machined to interlock with each other, stacked one atop of the other and cut (coped, or Swedish cope) to fit its corresponding mate, or they can be irregular and “chinked” for a snug and weather tight fit. Log siding is also a popular way of making a stick-built house look like a real log cabin. Another facet of log-style construction is a very old practice called timber framing…
Timber frame (or timberframe) is one of the oldest traditions of constructing wooden structures. Just like fine furniture uses dovetails, mortise and tenons and old-world joinery, timber framing is a sophisticated method of “post and beam” joinery that uses wooden pegs in place of steel hardware as fasteners. This art form dates back to early Grecian times and remained the principal method of building construction until the advent of “stick framing” in the mid-eighteenth century.
Modern craftsman carry on this unique timber frame construction creating homes, barns, shops, hotels and churches. Timber framing has experienced a revival in today’s home building as people rediscover this beautiful and functional method of construction. Read more…
Do you have a plan?
Building a log home can be a fun and rewarding experience, but as with any big project, the better your plan – the less likely you will be to make mistakes. The big picture requires that you choose a manufacturer, obtain your land, find a qualified builder and select the ideal floor plan that suits your needs.
To help you narrow your focus, browse our exclusive “Log Home Floor Plan Showcase” where you can view 10 of the most popular floor plans from many leading manufacturers. See over 100+ floor plans!
As these are the most popular floor plans you will can see what’s hot and which features appeal to most people. In other words, let others do the searching, and you pick the best of the best.
Our directory offers a place to showcase industry related companies while providing you a one-stop repository of related websites. We have pulled together an all-inclusive list of manufacturers, builders, dealers, architects, designers, log home show schedules, (even books & magazines) and other companies involved in the business of log homes and cabins.
Attention Builders & Manufacturers
If you own a company not listed in this directory, add your site now.
One of the best features of the Log Home Directory is this box! Well, not exactly the box itself, but what’s inside each box. On selected pages throughout the entire site, you’ll notice these boxes with the drawknife & Log Tip icon as above. Inside each box you’ll find tips, tricks, ideas and log home knowledge you can use.
You can think of these tips as “chinking”. The stuff between the logs – or the good stuff between these electrons!
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