When you are building a log home, one major decision is what type of logs to use. If you want your log home to have a uniqueness with a natural, cozy log look, then Western Red-cedar is the type of log you’d choose.
We had the opportunity to build this gem for a great couple up in the mountains of Alpine, Arizona. We built the log shell at our log yard in Rosedale, British Columbia and then drove to the build location with the logging truck for reassembly. The log shell is ready to be finished off by the client’s choice of a local builder.
Handcrafted Log Home Details: Handcrafted Log Homes are a beautiful work of art. A lot of thought not only goes into the design and aesthetics, but also focusing on the electrical wiring, switch boxes, window and entry door preparations.
At Cascade Handcrafted, we work with our customers to develop a fully customized floor plan. It may mean moving a bathroom or staircase, or moving the entire structure to get the best view.
Cozy Log Cabins and Log Homes There’s something about owning a cozy log cabin in the woods that creates an escape from the rat race of day to day living. The aroma of the logs, the fresh mountain air, and most of all the serenity of nature. It brings you back to your inner self,…
Trees can develop interesting features, given their growing conditions and environment. Usually, a tree will grow having the different bands creating “rings” throughout the growth of the tree. The two bands look different because the small cells created by the tree in the Summer absorb more light and there for look darker.
With good design and proper maintenance, the well built log home will serve for centuries. Studies have shown natural wood to be superior to synthetic products in virtually every way. Among those natural woods, Western Red Cedar ranks the highest. It is renewable, biodegradable and sourced from the most sustainable forests in the world. While other building materials produce greenhouse gases, Western Red Cedar actually removes them.
There are many complexities depending on the design, structure type, all that have to be taken into consideration when building a handcrafted log home. A log home that is highly energy efficient, and will be in the family for centuries.
A gorgeous post and beam made from western red cedar, carefully handcrafted with inner knee braces and supports and is currently being built at the Cascade Handcrafted log yard. Once the log and timber frame home is completed, it will be shipped to it’s new home in Kansas, USA.
I have been in the building industry my entire life. Since 1990 I started working in the mountains of Colorado building palatial custom homes, renovations and large commercial buildings.
I was introduced to building handcrafted log homes in 2000 where I learned the trade and the extremely detailed craftsmanship. I have a passion for the beautiful log features, grains and aroma produced by the logs.