Handcrafted Log Home Construction Stages

Sue | July 23rd, 2010 - 9:45 am

The home featured below is the  Bear Creek plan. These are photos taken on the job site as it is being constructed. This particular log cabin is a handcrafted log home made from Douglas Fir logs.  This plan is 1,736 square feet of living space with an attached 624 square foot log garage. The floor plan includes a center great room, master suite wing, bedroom 2 and 3 wing with full bath, first floor laundry, and 2 car attached garage. The front of this handcrafted log home has a stepped out center great room section flanked on either side by a covered porch. This plan is very symmetrical when viewed from the front. The garage was rotated towards the back due to the location of the septic system which was already in place.

This photo series traces this home’s history from the finished subfloor to the roof sheathing being installed. For a detailed video of this home being built be sure to visit our VIDEOS page on our main menu bar. There are 6 videos which are uploaded to youtube.com which show the start to finish of this home.

When calculating out the size of this log home the garage is included in the log shell since it is solid log. So the Yellowstone is a total of a 2,300 square foot log shell. There are two interior log walls, one on each side of the great room. Also there is a shared log wall between the house and one wall of the garage. This log shell took a total of two semis to haul to the job site. We used a 23 ton boom truck to off load the logs and restack them — lots of thanks to Travis our crane operator (who was so careful and patient even though it was almost 100 degrees some of the days we worked 🙂

It is amazing how fast the handcrafted log home shell reassemble on the job site. The neighbors kept stopping and staring as every hour something changed over the course of a matter of a few days. The log shell was fully assembled in three days. The 2×12 build up and sheeting took another 3 or 4 days. This home was totally dried-in in a total of three weeks with a five man crew and a lot of long hours. Lots of thanks to our crew, Ron and Michele Burns the owners, and of course Mike Lemmon–my personal favorite log home contractor.

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front of subfloor

handcrafted log home logs set 4th row

July 11th second log row

july 12th log shell

july 12th garage side

july 12th, airborn log truss

july 13th front of log home

july 13th front of log home end truss

july 16th front  framing of handcraft log home

july 17th roof sheated log cabin right side wing

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 photos and elevations may differ some from accompanying floor plans.
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