True Log Home Products
We offer the Swedish cope method and chinked style methods of building with round logs. We
can also provide the log-work for your Post and Beam project. We also build in the dovetail style
with 8 X 12 or 6 X 10 square beams. Exterior corner lengths can also be varied to add more
rustic uniqueness. We build with Douglas Fir, Lodge-pole Pine and occasionally, Western Red
Cedar. Commonly our log cabin/log home material diameters are 10 inches to 12 1/2 inches, but
can build with larger upon request. At True Log Homes here in Idaho, we are able to source our
logs from dead standing trees and well managed, sustainable forests. Our efficient process of
hand-choosing each log keeps waste to a minimum.
Each log is hand-peeled, scribed, and fitted here in our log yard, with no visible splices in your
log walls. All knots, scrapes and abrasions are hand-planed and sanded flush with log surface.
The window and door openings are cut to rough opening as per plans. The walls are pre-drilled
for the electrical wiring. The log package includes log walls, any second floor log joists and log
porch supports included in blueprints, log ridge pole, log purlins or log rafter all sized according
Log Package add-ons:
-- log railing materials,
-- half-logs or 3-inch thick treads for stairs,
-- blued pined tongue and groove for 2 nd floor decking and soffit
-- insulation, and chinking materials.
-- live edge “wiggle-wood” siding for your eaves and gables
-- rough-cut batten board siding for your eaves and gables
-- log or rough-cut lumber window and door trim.
-- log siding for stick-framed section