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Planning For Your Custom Home: Part 3

Planning and designing your first custom log home is a big step. There are many decisions to make and it can come as a shock. However, not being diligent in thinking through all the decisions, in the initial planning stages, can mean mistakes, time wasted and a major investment in something that you end up [...]

June 14th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Hybrid Timber Frame Raising

Timber raising on the Kiselback residence today. Energy performance was a driving factor for this beautiful, hybrid timber frame with the curved trusses. We therefore designed & engineered a unique structure with 16" I.C.F. (insulated concrete forms) walls, all the way up to the underside of a S.I.P. (structural insulated panel) roof system. With this [...]

June 5th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Planning For Your Custom Log Home: Part 2

Planning and designing your first custom log home is a big step. There are many decisions to make and it can come as a shock. However, not being diligent in thinking through all the decisions, in the initial planning stages, can mean mistakes, time wasted and a major investment in something that you end up [...]

May 10th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Planning For Your Custom Log Home

Planning and designing your first custom log home is a big step. There are many decisions to make and it can come as a shock. However, not being diligent in thinking through all the decisions, in the initial planning stages, can mean mistakes, time wasted and a major investment in something that you end up [...]

April 19th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Advantages of Timber Frame Structures

Timber framing and "post-and-beam" construction is a general term for building with heavy timbers rather than "dimension lumber" such as 2"x4"s. Traditional timber framing is the method of creating structures using heavy squared-off and carefully fitted and joined timbers with joints secured by large wooden pegs (larger versions of the mortise and tenon joints in [...]

March 18th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Anmore Woods progress pictures

We began designing this massive hybrid log and timber frame home back in 2008. It is great to finally witness it coming to life and it's sure to be amazing once complete. Anmore Woods, BC is the perfect backdrop for this unique custom home design. The Logs and Timber frame (FOHC) are Radio-frequency dried, Douglas [...]

March 8th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Dovetail Joinery in Log Homes

The word “dovetail” refers to a specific method of joining logs or timbers at wall corner intersections. Dovetail style joinery has a long history, and can be seen in historical homes wherever wood has been used as a building material. Dovetail wood joinery is also well known in furniture and cabinet making. This type of [...]

February 5th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

What is a wood cabin?

What is a Wood Cabin? A wood cabin is a house built from logs. It is a fairly simple type of wood house or more commonly know as a log house. A distinction should be drawn between the traditional meanings of "wood cabin" and "log house." Historically most "Wood cabins" were a simple one- or [...]

January 25th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

6 New Log Home and Timber Frame Floor Plans

We have added 6 new log home and timber frame floor plans to our plans section. Click on the links below and call us anytime to further discuss. Keep in mind that any of our plans can be converted to the log, timber or hybrid style/plan of your dreams. Green Lake Timber Frame Hybrid Plan [...]

January 4th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Houzz.com feature

A great article/tour of our Davis Bay design on the Houzz web site; Houzz Tour: Ocean Views Exhilarate on the Sunshine Coast - click here to view

January 4th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments