Friday, March 24, 2017

Straightening twisted timbers in post-and beam construction


Re-milling timbers is not the only solution to lumber that has twisted prior to construction.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Sole Plates for Log Walls

Between our subfloor platform and the log wall is a plate, like with a stick-framed wall. It's known by names like bottom plate, sill plate, sole plate, wall plate, floor plate or raising plate, or just plate, sill or sole, depending on your region and whether you come from a conventional or timber frame construction background.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Monday, December 26, 2016

Coached Planning Classes for 2017

Whether you have just a few acres of woods or a large forest tract, if you have trees on your property, Coached Planning is designed for you.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Double Rim Joists between Foundation and Log Walls



Log home construction often uses logs or timbers as rim or band joists. We used engineered lumber, Weyerhaeuser LSLs.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Floor beam and joist framing

We are ready to string floor joists across the foundation, all we’re missing is a beam.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Mud Sill Installation for Cabin Log Walls



With the foundation finally finished, it was time to start on carpentry.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Firewise Workshop Spokane - May, 2016

Learn Firewise Community practices in this workshop in Airway Heights (Spokane) WA on May 17-18.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

LEED Finally Recognizes ATFS Wood


USGBC has announced it will begin recognizing wood from American Tree Farm System (ATFS) certified forests by creating a new path to earn a LEED credit.