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Rustic Halloween Ideas

Trick or Treaters are coming soon! Here’s some great ideas on how to make a stunning rustic Halloween display at your house.  Rustic décor is always very cozy and enjoyable, and kind of relaxing in that there is no perfection expectations when it comes to rustic.  The rougher it looks, the better.  What is rustic…

Cascade Handcrafted Piece en Piece

Piece en Piece Update

A project we’ve been working on for a fabulous client in Washington State. It’s unique in that the traditional cross corners have been replaced by large western red cedar flared posts. The house is designed to be non-settling to minimize any shrinkage. The walls were prebuilt and then dropped into place between large diameter posts that are channeled or keyed.

Ontario Latewood Project - Post and Beam

Latewood Post & Beam

We’ve been working on a beautiful Latewood Post and Beam construction project for a couple’s lake front property in Northern Ontario! The logs for this home have been individually chosen and hand fallen through a process called “Selective Harvesting” to ensure future forest growth, sustaining the environment for wildlife.

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Selective Harvesting

Cascade Handcrafted Log Homes worked with this private property owner to selectively harvest and clean up some windfall after our bout of BC’s fall and early spring windstorms. Selective harvesting the western red cedar trees allows the light to shine through and give the undergrowth and new trees a chance to thrive

full scribe log home

Log Home or Timber Home?

Build a log home or timber home? – that is the question! Trying to decide whether you’d like to build a log home or a timber frame home? They are both stunning, will last for decades and have numerous benefits! Timber Frame construction is similar to ‘Post and Beam’ where logs are used except: With…

Full Scribe Log Homes

Full Scribe Log Homes

‘Full Scribe’ Log Homes refers to a method of fitting horizontal stacked logs to build a tight wall. Each log has a long groove hand cut into its underside, so it precisely and securely nests on the log below. The corners are interlocked with notching to provide a very secure structure. This method of construction…