Rough-In of Log Home

Now we begin the finish work on the interior of our custom log home. The first phase is to Osbourne brush and stain all the logs on the interior of the home (Please Visit the Log Home Staining Page for more info). Once this is complete then we proceed with the rough-in of plumbing, electric, and the heating and cooling system.

 august 20th tub framed in log home bathroom

The interior framing was completed on days 12 and 13 of the dry-in phase of construction. During the interior framing one piece tub/shower unit for the hall bathroom and the 5 foot wide shower for the master bath were set into place.

august 20th great room ceiling

Here we see the interior of the great room. The roof is all framed in, the gable end is framed and covered on the exterior, and the interior framing is installed for the kitchen.

august 20th plumbing rough in

Moving back to the bathrooms, we can see the rough in of the electric, plumbing, and heating for the master bedroom and master bath areas. The electric panel is visible in the right background of the photo.

august 20th great room ceiling lights roughed in

For the cathedral ceiling in the great room we first complete the rough-in of the recessed lighting and other ceiling lights. Here we see three can lights mounted and wired.

august 20th great room ceiling with truss

In this view of the great room ceiling we see more can lights. Also the boxes for the pendent lighting which will hang over the island have been installed. On the ridge beam at the top of the photo we see a wire extending down for one of the ceiling fans. Fire alarms were also hard wired into the great room ceiling.

august 20th electric panel

Moving into the laundry room area we see the electric pan is being roughed-in. The plumbing pipes and claw foot tub are also visible. With a log home all of the plumbing has to have special “slip joints” to prevent the shrinkage and compression of the logs from damaging the pipes. That fitting is located at the top of the vertical white pipe on the left-of-center of the photo.

august 20th framed wall inside log home

Here in the front bedroom the electric wires are pulled through the precut electric box hole in the fourth log from the bottom. Also the wiring in the framed wall extends through the top of the framed wall and the shrinkage channel.

Once the staining of the interior and rough-in of electric, plumbing, and heating is completed we are ready to insulate the ceilings and close in the ceilings with 1×6 pine tongue and groove and the framed walls with sheetrock. At this point we are up to mid September with the build of our custom log home.

Cowboy Log Homes

Any projected costs, cost estimates, material costs, and estimated construction/ building costs, are only the opinion of Cowboy Log Homes and are drawn from our experience. Every home is custom tailored to meet our individual client's wants and desires. The construction of a log or timber home is based on two primary costs: material provided by the log home company and construction costs contracted with Cowboy Log Homes as the builder or another builder of the customer's choice. Final costs are obtained and contracted with each respectively. Cowboy Log Homes is simply the "glue" that helps bring these two together to provide a final culmination of a customer's project. *Please note floor plans may differ some from photo or elevation. The level of log shell pre-cutting depends on what customer orders.