If You Like Both Rustic and Modern, You Just Have to See This Exceptional Log House

Log homes, log cabins and log chalets have always been a popular style of home, with a variety of designs, plans and sizes available to suit almost anyone. If you like log homes, you'll want to take a look at this "Log Home With Contemporary And Rustic Design."

Scott and Pam Davis didnít set out to build a cozy log cabin in the woods when they purchased three and a half acres on St. Johnís lake in Crandon, Wisconsin, back in 2005.

At first they weren't sure that they wanted a log home. But when the couple came across Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia, which has a sales office in Wisconsin, they were awed by the sheer size of the Western red cedar logs, and the companyís organic approach to building. The couple was really impressed with the company and the logs they provided. Scott who is an architect and Pam an interior designer, worked closely with Pioneer Log Homes and general contractor Brian Luedtke to insure the perfect marriage of old and new.

A log house (or log home) is structurally identical to a log cabin (a house typically made from logs that have not been milled into conventional lumber). The term log cabin is not preferred by most contemporary builders, as it generally refers to a smaller, more rustic log house such as a hunting cabin in the woods, or a summer cottage. Log construction was the most common building technique in large regions of Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Baltic states and Russia, where straight and tall coniferous trees, such as pine and spruce, were readily available. It was also widely used for vernacular buildings in Eastern Central Europe, the Alps, the Balkans and parts of Asia, where similar climatic conditions were present. In the warmer and more westerly regions of Europe, where deciduous trees were more dominant, timber framing was favoured instead.

Some of the different types of log homes can include; handcrafted, which are typically made of logs that have been peeled, but essentially unchanged from their original appearance as trees; hewn logs, logs that are hewn by an axe to an oval, hexagonal, octagonal or rectangular section; sawn logs, logs that are sawn to a standard width, but with their original heights; milled (also known as machine profiled), made with a log house moulder, made with logs that have been run through a manufacturing process which then converts them into timbers which are consistent in size and appearance. Handcrafted log houses have been built for centuries in Scandinavia, Russia and Eastern Europe, and were typically built using only an axe and knife. The Scandinavian settlers of New Sweden brought the craft to North America in the early 18th century, where it was quickly adopted by other colonists and Native Americans. Possibly the oldest surviving log house in the United States is the C. A. Nothnagle Log House (circa 1640) in New Jersey.

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