Timber Frame Homes

Timber Frame Homes construction styles are similar to ‘Post and Beam’ except;     Lumber dimensions of 8″ x 8″ square are used instead of rounded logs. The classic mortise and tenon joinery building method is used, secured by wooden dowels. Post and beam (timbers) are exposed from inside and the frame is covered outside…

Handcrafted vs Milled Log Homes

Handcrafted vs Milled Log Homes. What’s the difference? A handcrafted log home, which is what we ONLY build here at Handcrafted Log Home Design,  is the only “true” log home. In a handcrafted building, the log is still a natural log. The only alteration being that it has undergone removal of the outer bark and part…

Creating A Natural Heat Source

Creating a natural heat source using “Noodling”. Winter and early Spring can bring many cold days to the Handcrafted Log and Timber Home’s Log Yard.  So how do the guys keep warm? They make themselves a fire log by plunging into the log against the grain that creates log stringy strips of wood that make…

Log Homes In Colorado

From the heights of the Rocky Mountain National Park to deep canyons carved by the Colorado River, it’s impossible to name all the stunning places in Colorado. Handcrafted Log & Timber Home Design has built hundreds of homes across this beautiful State. Near the emerald-green national forests, with fields of vibrant summer wildflowers and the…

Log Home Design - Octagonal Gazebo

Log Gazebos

We not only build beautiful log homes, we also build log Gazebos that are truly wonderful works of art. With western red cedar, the log flares create a majestic, solid look that will compliment any garden, backyard setting or venue.  A log gazebo is so flexible for it’s uses. Make it your new summer relaxing…

Log Home Design - Colorado

Colorado Log Home Project

On October 11th, we headed down to Colorado to set up the logs for a stunning, western red cedar – post and beam log home.  This home will boast the beautiful, unique log flares and diamond notched, full scribe building method. Not only does it have a stunning beauty, the many benefits of Western Red…

Handcrafted Log Home Construction Styles

We offer many different construction styles to create your unique, stunning log home! How your home is assembled influences its engineering, finishing, and maintenance expectations. At Handcrafted Log and Timber Homes we build a log home that will serve for centuries, with good design and proper maintenance. Full Scribe ‘Full Scribe’ refers to a method…

Western Red Cedar - Log Flare

The Benefits of Western Red Cedar

Not only does it have a stunning beauty, the many benefits of Western Red Cedar include that it’s a highly revered, durable wood is naturally resistant to rot, decay and insect attacks.  Almost anything you build with it will last longer and require less maintenance. Aesthetically, there really is no substitute for the natural beauty…

Environmentally Friendly Log Homes

Environmentally Friendly Log Homes

Cascade Handcrafted Log Homes supports an environmentally friendly approach by using a method of building that has been around for centuries. In addition to being environmentally friendly as far as the building goes, we also selectively harvest logs for the log homes we build to avoid any clear cutting.  Selective harvesting ensures a perpetual growth of…

Log Home Heating Efficiency

Log home heating efficiency compared to a conventionally built home. Handcrafted log home walls have comparable R-values to what you get with standard construction. However we have noted that log homes are often easier to heat than what you would expect from the R-values. There is more to the story — thermal mass. Logs offer…