Living In This Handcrafted Secluded Log Home Is The Dream Come True

It's easy to fall in love with this rustic wood cabin design. When it comes to log house designs, there is nothing quite like the difference handcrafted logs make. A handcrafted cabin building is going to look different from a milled log home, as all of the logs will be a bit different. Some people prefer the look of handcrafted over milled, and vice versa. The type of log house design that you choose will depend on your budget, lifestyle and personal preference. You will want to take a look at the Koshi Log Home site to get an idea what handcrafted wood cabins look like.

People are often confused by the difference between milled and handcrafted logs. A milled log used in a cabin building is a log that has been put through a saw mill, planer or lathe, and has been cut into a specific shape or log profile. Milled logs may have a flat top and bottom surface, they may be coped, or the logs may be cut tongue-and-grooved. The sides of the log house can be sanded smooth, or left with a rougher or more rustic look and feel, or hand peeled with a draw knife. Milled logs for log house designs are usually air and or kiln-dried to a specific moisture content before the logs are used to build your cabin building or log house design.

Handcrafted logs used for cabin building are either hand-peeled with a drawknife, or they are water-peeled. Logs that are used in handcrafted log house construction are most commonly Douglas Fir, Spruce or Pine logs. Several other species of trees are occasionally used to include Cyprus, Oak, Juniper, and True Firs, to include Alpine Fir. Logs can also be used green, which means the logs are used within days or weeks of cutting and hauling. When it comes to air drying the logs, which is the designation that is subject to a vast debate as to when does a green log become an air dried log, and in a very few cases kiln dried. The kiln drying of full-sized logs for handcrafting log house designs is an expensive process and is used by only a few companies in North America. The logs for log house designs and wood cabins are then fit together in one of several ways. The logs for a log house design can be scribe-fit which is a popular style. In this style of cabin building, one log is scribed so that it precisely fits over the log that is below it. The scribe-fit style of log house design needs no chinking and is usually joined at the corners using a shrink-to-fit saddle notch system. Another way that logs are fit together leaves a space between each of the round logs that will be later be filled with a backer rod material and chinking. This style of log house design and wood cabin is called chinked. Other styles of log house designs are piece-en-piece and hand-hewn dovetail log hosues. Handcrafted wood cabins and log house designs are the most expensive style of log house, more expensive than milled log house designs and wood cabins because there is so much more labor that is involved and often larger building materials are used. Before purchasing or building a log house design or wood cabin you will want to look at the different style of log house building, to see which style you prefer.

You will find this rustic wood cabin on the Koski Log Homes site. On the site, you will find logs for sale, log house floor plans, cabin building, and more. Koski Log Homes are handcrafted in Michigans Upper Penninsula. **

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