This stunning log house is full scribe with post and beam. The log cabin building is a true blend of both styles of log house construction. The Douglas Fir walls stand 11 feet high which creates an open feel in the interior. The Hillard’s Bay Estate combines timber and brick for a beautiful exterior and log house interior. Large log posts can be found throughout this post and beam log house construction. This is especially noticeable in the great room with its brick fireplace, peaked roof and wall of windows where the large log posts frame the windows, walls, and stairs.
Post and beam and timber frame log house construction are both beautiful methods of cabin building but most people think of them as one and the same. Although the two styles of log house construction are similar, there are subtle differences between the two. Both styles of log house construction are methods of cabin building that create a wooden frame that is self-sustaining and carries the weight of the log house. The main difference between the two types of log house construction is the method of joining the wood. Timber frame log house construction is always made with solid wood with mortise-and-tenon connections and secured with wooden pegs. Post and beam log house construction typically uses half-lap joinery with hidden fasteners, and decorative metal braces some of the time. The other difference is in the type of timber that is used. Post and Beams log house construction can be constructed using engineered wood such as glulams or glued laminated timber (a type of structural engineered wood) and can also have metal connectors. Timber frame log house construction are generally constructed using only solid timber, although some timber frame log houses are now using glulams too.
One of the most noticeable benefits of post and beam log house construction is that they are more energy-efficient than traditional home designs. Log houses are uniquely designed to help you stay warmer in the cold months of winter and fall, and cooler in the warmer months of summer. This is because of the R-value of the logs that are used in a properly built post and beam log house construction. Log house construction have a certain rustic appeal and comfort that people can’t resist, with house designs being more aesthetically pleasing. Log house designs are aesthetically pleasing inside and out and can be built in a variety of designs from contemporary, rustic log house design, or a combination of both.
There are a wide variety of log house designs to choose from. Designing a log house or wood cabin is only limited by your imagination, you can make your dream log house plans a reality with a cabin building of your own. The possibilities of where you can live in a cabin building are endless. You can build a log house in the woods, in a secluded area off-grid, or in a different that you choose. The type of log house you choose will depend on your budget, personal preference and the location where you live.