Choose the Correct Logs For Your Dream Home
“Milled” is the term for logs that are cut by a machine to a uniform diameter, as opposed to handcrafted, which are logs that are cut by hand to fit together.
Most Timberline Log Home timbers are cut when they are dead, standing, and dry. When a log is dry, there is a much lower chance of unexpected cracking, and deformities. Air dried log homes have less settling problems than a kiln dried log home.We cut our logs using a Swedish cope design with saddle notched corners. (See log corner section above.) Our wall log diameters measure 6″ 7″, 8″, 9″, 10″, 12″, and 14″. We also have Lathe turned beam length logs available for roof purlins , trusses, porch posts, etc. in diameters up to 40″ and lengths to 42′ long.
An engineering improvement provides the key to the weather tight seal of the Timberline Log Homes . An all weather foam is placed between the logs before they are screwed together to provide a tight, & hidden seal. Caulking or chinking is then applied between the logs to aid in weather resistance. You will find a milled Timberline Log Home is so simple to erect, using simple Swedish Cope cut logs, you may choose to build your own. If you just don’t possess the house building flair, a reputable contractor in your area can build for you. There are some of our homes that take just a few weeks to erect, and can often save you money in construction costs. The structural strength of a log home is unequaled in conventional housing. The milled Timberline Log Home has notched overlapping corners (each corner log locking to the next.) With each log screwed to the adjoining logs, the walls become one solid unit. Once a milled Timberline Log Home is erected, all exterior walls are complete. Siding, studs, insulation, sheet rock and paneling are unnecessary. Not having these expenses can save you, the homeowner, a considerable amount of money and time.