LOG HOME QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Are there standard floor
plans available or can I custom design my own plan?
We offer a number of standard floor plans which usually act
as a departure point for designing your own personal dream
home. Modifications are made to accommodate your needs and
desires. You may send us any floor plan and we will
configure it for your log home.
What species of log do you use?
We use dead standing Western White woods (Lodge pole pine,
Spruce and Douglas fir). This means our logs have a very low
moisture content making shrinkage minimal.
What profiles are available with your log homes?
Swedish Coped as we believe this profile to be most
effective and efficient against air and water intrusion.
What kind of foundation is best for a log home?
This depends on local building codes, your preference as
well as the terrain in your area. Generally a log home can
be constructed on almost any type of foundation.
Do you build custom homes?
Almost all homes become custom even when choosing from our
standard floor plans due to the personal choices of the
Can and how are these homes shipped to the owners?
Purchasing terms are 50% down and balance
10 days prior to shipment. All arrangements are FOB Darby,
We are happy to arrange with the buyer, the shipping through
a national carrier located in Missoula, MT. Arrangements
must be made for pick up time/date at the mill and someone
to meet at the job site to unload. Payment for shipping is
arranged prior to the loading of the truck. At pickup or
delivery site by the buyer.
Are your plans CAD produced and
All construction drawing/plans are created by an independent
draftsman utilizing a CAD program. However if engineering is
required it will be at the additional expense of the buyer.
Geographical areas and local zoning/standards do affect
Can we utilize local contractors and tradesmen?
Yes. We encourage the customer to utilize local craftsman
which usually creates a big savings for the customer.
How do I get a price quotation?
Fill out the customer contact form, provide us the basic
information you need and we will send a preliminary preplan
estimate of your log home.
Is there any demand for log cabins in the
Yes. Future homeowners and travelers around the world have
always had the desire to capture the adventure of the great
“Western Expansion” of the American frontier. We all want to
experience the feeling of staying in a real log cabin. If
your cabin/building is already completed you might want to
call about log accent or even real ½ log siding.