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Log Home & Timber Frame Construction Simplified

Sep 14, 2008
Custom Woodcraft Builders realizes that many more of us want a log home or timber frame home than actually have one. Sure they cost more but often that is not what is holding up making that log cabin or timber frame barn a reality. In many cases it is the overwhelming amount of information received from internet searches, log home or timber frame magazines or the ultimate brain overload - attending a log or timber frame show.

Yes, it's true; each and every source of information or log/timber frame manufacturer you spoke with gave you different and seemingly contradicting information. But that by no means they are wrong at all. One reason is that in many cases it is an 'opinion' vs. right or wrong. Let's it, log homes and timber frames are age old crafts. There is not a college course to take or a degree to get. Most professionals in this industry learned there trade from another and it may have been handed down from generation to generation. There are many ways to accomplish the same gorgeous log or timber frame structure without it being 'right or wrong'.

As I am sure you are finding out, log home manufacturers and timber framers do not build your home. In an over simplified analogy - they sell wood. Granted some dealers are also builders and most timber framers erect their own frame, but they are not the beginning to end general contractor. So what would are they selling you? The 'best'....what is best? Pretty sure God made all of it and any species will outlast each of us. They sell you what they have access too. Of course there are 100 great reasons to buy any species but are any types of hardwood really 'bad'? Each wood species has different characteristics and grains and take stains and weather in different ways. Find the look you want and then we have your wood type. I promise there is a log manufacturer or timber framer that will offer the package - price you want with the wood YOU prefer.

Kiln dried. Green. Dead standing. Moisture content. Which is better and how do I know what I am getting? There are pluses and minuses to all of the above. The key is to know and to compare apples to apples when you select a log home or timber frame manufacturer. As a building of log home and timber frame projects, Custom Woodcraft Builders really does not care what the moisture content is, we just need to know and all the logs must be the same. The key is account for any shrinkage in the building process and adjust accordingly.

If the log home or timber frame manufacturer are not contractors and do not actually turnkey build, how can they tell you all the cost and everything involved? They know what they do but what about the 20 other subs and the permit rules and regulations of the area you build. Custom Woodcraft Builders without a doubt recommends getting your builder involved early - at the beginning. Whoever your builder is, they cannot be involved too soon.

Building your log home or timber frame dream is supposed to be fun and enjoyable. Custom Woodcraft Builders will help guide you through the maze of information and decisions that need made to make the dream a fun reality. From plans and designs to selecting and negotiating with the log or timber frame producer to actually beginning to end construction, Custom Woodcraft Builders is there every step of the way.
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Custom Woodcraft Builders is a log home and timber frame construction general contractor and consultant. Custom Woodcraft Builders is specific for the log and timber frame industry. http://www.customwoodcraftbuilders.com/
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