Log Home Construction and Planning

Log Home Construction and Planning

How To’s – Construction and Planning

log wall corner saddle notchBuilding a log home is NOT for everyone!  Even owning a log home isn’t for everyone. We love them, and obviously either there is some passion there on your part as well, or you are just REALLY bored and reading on our site. If that is the case, we envy you for your free time, but thanks for visiting, nonetheless. We hope you find some of our info useful either way.

While you might not hear this anywhere else in the log home industry, we don’t want to sell everyone a log home.  Owning a log home is sort of like owning a Jeep.  Some of them are rustic, basic, strong, still awesome, but with fewer bells and whistles than other options out there.  Others have enough options and finish levels to make a luxury car or home owner extremely jealous, and even more fit somewhere in the middle of those extremes.  While we love Jeeps and log homes alike, some people don’t, and who are we to try to change your mind.  We happen to like both of them, but maybe that isn’t the standard position.  After all, not everyone likes nature, with the wind blowing through their hair.  Living in a strong, beautiful, safe, and extremely energy efficient home is just about as close to natural as you can get.

Some people love our log home packages because they have everything they need in one location, no hidden items needed for building; and, some like the option of building their own home. We LOVE when capable people jump right in and build their own log homes, and we do our absolute best to help those of all skill levels.  Hopefully this section of our site will help those, and provide some decent reading for the others.

We may lack a bit in manners and restraint, but we promise not to hold back, and we’ll tell you exactly what you need to hear (not to be confused with what you WANT to hear, as these are not always the same thing).  If you have any questions on this or any other material, please send us a note via our contact form with a suggestion for what you would like to see, or to have explained in more detail.


About the Author:

Chris Sparks is an architectural designer specializing in residential log and timber homes. Practically growing up on job sites, he has been around construction and on sites since the age of seven (shhh! don't tell OSHA, it was okay back then). After graduating from the University of Tennessee, he began putting his construction knowledge and love of computers to use in the field of computer-aided design. Chris specializes in ArchiCAD. Chris lives in the Knoxville, TN area with his two children.

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