log home energy efficiency

Log Home Heating Efficiency

Log home heating efficiency compared to a conventionally built home. Handcrafted log home walls have comparable R-values to what you get with standard construction. However we have noted that log homes are often easier to heat than what you would expect from the R-values. There is more to the story — thermal mass. Logs offer…

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 It’s unique in that the traditional cross corners have been replaced by large western red cedar flared posts.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.

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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