A trapper cabin is most known for the fur trade, a trapline is a route along which a trapper sets traps. The cabins are a cultural icon of fur regions, and later used for some Gold miners who were in need of a place to rest over night.
Our preferred and most popular timber with clients is the stunning Western Redcedar. The latin name Thuja plicata, is commonly called Western or Pacific redcedar, giant or western arborvitae, giant cedar, or shinglewood, is a species of Thuja, an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae native to western North America.
Post and Beam log homes are a popular building type that uses a number of vertical “posts” that support the roof’s weight via horizontal “beams.” The remaining walls are built with skillfully handcrafted logs that fit together once the house’s frame is in place.
Nothing beats the comfort and coziness of an outdoor sport fishing and hunting lodge built from logs or heavy timbers.
If you’re considering getting your own custom log cabin built, you’re at the best place! Cascade Handcrafted Log & Timber Frame Homes gives you the option to choose a stock plan and customize it to your requirements, or design your own and have those plans professionally developed.
When the first Europeans arrived on the Pacific Northwest Coast in the 18th century they encountered a magnificent rain forest, the result of favorable soil conditions and moisture-laden ocean winds.
Cascade Handcrafted Log Homes has built log homes, lodges and cabins for many clients in the United States from Alaska to the Southern States. From cozy cabins with 500 to 1,500 sq. ft. floor plans to luxury lodges like Flying Horse Ranch in the Mountains of Colorado or Spyglass Lodge in Georgia.
Timber Frame construction is similar to ‘Post and Beam’ except:
With Timber Frame, lumber that has been cut in a squared dimension (8″ x 8″ or 10″ x 10″ for example) is used instead of the roundness and unique shape of logs.
Usually, when you enter a log cabin you are greeted by a rustic kitchen. It has all the necessities like cupboards and running water, fridge and stove – not many have dishwashers or microwaves!
When most people typically envisage a log home, the tendency is to think of days gone past in the old west with an oil lamp shining in the window for light.