Sheetrock of Interior Walls

The next step for the interior of our handcrafted log home is the installation of the drywall. For this home there are two interior log walls, but the partition walls separating closets, bedrooms, and bathrooms are framed in and will be finished with texture and paint. Also the kitchen wall behind the cabinets has been framed in and will be covered with sheet rock.

sept 20th drywall log home

Here we see the drywall being delivered.

sept 20th drywall hanging log home

The drywall fit, hung, and screwed into place. Notice the space that is left at the top of the wall framing for the shrinkage gap. This gap will later be covered with wood trim.   sept 20th drywall shrinkage gap log home

Here we see a better look at the shrinkage channel. Without the use of this space the drywall could become damaged as the log walls settle and compress.

sept 20th drywall painted kitchen log home

Now the walls are primed and painted. In the great room area of the home the kitchen is located at the north end. The hickory kitchen cabinets will be mounted to the framed wall. The rigid framed wall is attached with slip joints. In this way the cabinets are protected from any binding with the logs.

sept 20th drywall master bedroom log home

This is the bathroom and walk in closet side of the master bedroom which have also been textured and painted.

sept 20th drywall closet finished

Our last photo I chose to demonstrate how the logs and sheet rock meet. The drywall was slid into the vertical channels with the framing. In this way there is a clean edge between the drywall and the framing. The varied diameters of the handcrafted logs can be seen against the straight edge of the door frame and the back closet wall.

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.