Here's a Construction Method That Is Helping Homeowners Make the Most of Their Space

This stunning "Lakeside Living With Half-Log Construction" is a log home that delivers full log satisfaction. When the owners of this beautiful log home found 10.5 acres with 300 feet of frontage on Wisconsins Lake Lucerne, they had only hoped to renovate a cottage on the property.

But with the log cottage being beyond repair, they welcomed the opportunity to create a lakeside log home retreat from scratch. They felt that half log construction, which is full logs cut in two and sandwiched around conventional framed and insulated walls, would provide the right look but offer more interior versatility. As a result, the log home features 9 inch, white pine cabin logs with vertical post corners for a smooth appearance. The surfaces of the wall logs and posts are hand finished to convey rustic charm. The full log king post trusses and half log trim for the windows and doors enhance the look. The owners designed the home to take advantage of lake views and their backyard pond.

On this log home site you will find lots of plans on building your dream log home with; budget tips, from a mortgage affordability calculator to cost saving tips; design, log home tours, floor plan fundamentals, and log home design options; log home floor plans; build, log home building step by step, who to hire when building your log home, log home materials you can use and log home green building; furnish, log home decor and room ideas; maintain and log home companies. On this site you will find plenty of log home stories, inspirations and ideas to help you determine what it is you want in a log home. Some of the things you will find on this site include; Hillside Haven, a New York home interprets arts and crafts styling in logs; Riverfront retreat, a Montana timber log home; a contemporary timber home; gathering place, an Adirondacks lakeside retreat offers year round rest and recreation; living legacy, a Virginia home honors master log builder Don Chapman; paradise attained, a builder completes his hybrid log masterpiece in the Colorado Rockies; rustic meets modern, a Wisconsin couple creates a vacation retreat that is the perfect marriage of contemporary and rustic design; totem, it may be small but this guesthouse is big on style, spirit and sunshine; up at the lake, a Minnesota retreat hosts fun filled gatherings; the Natural, this log home is simple yet spectacular, one Montana retreat pairs no fuss design with low-maintenance materials and finishes and lots more.

Some of the different types of log home construction styles can include; Scandinavian Full Scribe, which is also known as the chinless method, is where naturally shaped, smoothly peeled logs that have been scribed and custom fitted to each other. The logs are notched where they overlap at the corners of the house, and there are several ways to notch the logs. The flat on flat method of log home building, is where the logs are flattened on the top and the bottom and then they are stacked on top of each other. Milled log houses are constructed with a tongue and groove system of log home building which helps align one log to another, creating a system that in turn seals out the outdoor elements. The tight pinned butt and pass method, are when the logs are not notched or milled in any way. The logs are in a single course and do not overlap, with vertical pairs of logs that are fastened together with tight, load bearing steel pins.

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