Log Packages

log packages

Log Package Contacts:

Wayne Nelson   phone 801 391-1919   E-Mail wayne@aspenloghomes.com


The "log packages" materials usually consist of the logs and assembly hardware. The types, sizes and uses of logs vary greatly, from just the log walls to a total log structure (roof, floors and all). The items actually included in a particular package depend upon the client's choices and budget. Conventional framing is utilized for the rest of the structure, finishing with log decorations (trusses, rafters, joists, etc.). We find this to be the most cost effective and easiest to build.

Here we list some of the many types and uses of logs.

Log species - Pine, Spruce, Cedar
Log moisture - Dry - under 20%
Drying method - Standing dead in forest (standard)
Types of logs -handcrafted, handscribed, hand peeled, planed, turned
Sizes of logs - 10x12, 10", 12" 13" 16"
Shapes of logs - "D", "double D", Flat on Flat, Round, Siding
Log joinery - Hand-scribed, tongue & groove, Swedish cope, flat on flat
Log corners - saddle notch, dovetail, post, shrink to fit "V" corners
Log structure - horizontal stack, vertical stack, post & beam
Log uses - Log walls, gables, floor joists, rafters, dormers, porches, trusses, stairs, railings, posts, decorations, siding


Types of Handcrafted Log Homes

There are many types of handcrafted log homes and just as many ways to build them. From dead standing, to air dried, from full-scribed, to chinker style. Because there are so many ways to build these custom homes, we can eliminate the confusion by explaining all of the different styles and types without the hype and sales promotion you will get from most handcrafted log home companies. By educating you the buyer, on the differences of each of these styles we can help you determine which type fits your lifestyle and budget.