Log Lodges and Commerical Log Buildings

Sue | October 17th, 2013 - 6:45 am

Log construction is a very versatile type of construction as is seen with commercial log buildings. Being involved with the scope of a large project the uniqueness of the logs are showcased. There are a variety of log and timber products that can be used to achieve the goal you are seeking with your structure.

The first is where the building is constructed with conventional construction and then covered with log siding. Log siding can vary from a 2×8 log siding up to a 3 1/2 x 12 inch siding. Log siding has the curvature to mimic a solid stacked log wall. But one decided advantage is log siding can be applied to any structure, regardless of the dynamics of the building. The 2×8 log siding is designed to look similar to an 8 inch stacked log. The 3 1/2 x 12 inch siding looks very similar to a large handcrafted log. Often the wider coverage siding is hand peeled with a draw knife pattern. Log railing, log support posts, and log accents can be added to further the log feel of the building.

handcrafted log siding

For our next commercial building we would like to look at the handcrafted log style. This is the same style that the Old Faithful in was built over 100 years ago.  The high roof lines, bold gables, and soaring great room ceilings were pivotal in changing the way log homes were perceived in the United States. Structurally, the large diameter full length wall logs allow for clear spans in the grand entry hall. Today this same method of mixing post and beam and stacked log styles makes wide open great rooms possible.


And finally the milled log style should not be over looked either. Milled logs are more economical construction choice. Log homes for businesses can be larger or small. A commercial log lodge does not necessarily have to include 20,000 square feet. Often a resort will build a central lodge building for a reception area and dining hall. Then other smaller cabins will be built guests’ sleeping quarters.

Commercial log buildings serve a wide variety of uses. A large log home floor plan can be modified to include rooms that are needed for a business. Some owners even choose to design the log lodge structure with living quarters included for themselves.

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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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