There is so much to love about this stunning craftsman log cabin design that displays the honesty and simplicity of a truly American house. Its main features are a low-pitched, gabled roof with a wide overhang and exposed roof rafters. Its porches are either full or partial width, with tapered columns or pedestals that extend to the ground level. This log cabin uses a combination of natural building materials such as wood and stone, and cabins often use a combination of more than one type. This log cabin design features a wide-open living space, oversized bedrooms, a huge loft, and plenty of outside decks to take advantage of the river views. The log cabin is a nice size for a full-time living or vacation home with plenty of space for when guests stay. The total living space is 3,072 square feet with 1,696 square on the first floor, and 1,376 square feet on the second floor.
There are a variety of log house packages that you can choose from to suit your lifestyle, budget, and needs. One of the most popular log house kits with Appalachian Log Structures is the Premier Log and Beams Kit. This package includes logs that are pre-cut to length with shiplap butt joints, the precut corners, precut door/window openings with 4-inch shiplap jambs, precut sills and headers, 2-inch exterior log siding to cover perimeter band, the 1-inch lumber for base log wiring channel, premium caulk and gasket, timber lags, spring-loaded Thru bolts, drill guide and bits. The logs are grade stamped and pressure treated with ClearTreat sodium borate.
Also included in the log house kit is the loft framing which includes precut exposed timber frame joists and girder beams, support posts with adjusters, joist and girder hangers, and girder connector plates per plan. The rafter framing includes precut exposed timber frame rafters, solid rafter collar ties (4 by 8) with bolts, ridge beam and ridge connector plates per plan, support posts with adjusters, timber lags, frieze boards, and fascia trim. The porch framing includes the precut exposed timber frame rafters, top plate, and support posts, 1-inch lumber for the board, and batten trim. All of these items are borate pressure treated and include exterior stains. The exterior gable includes the borate pressure treated 2-inch exterior log siding and exterior stain.
Also included in the Premier Log and Beams kit are the shed dormers which include the precut exposed timber frame rafters and kick rafters, precut sills, plates, and posts, kick rafters. The doghouse dormers include precut exposed timber frame ridge beam and rafters, precut sills, plates, and posts. All the dormers include borate pressure treated 2-inch exterior log siding and exterior stain. Other log home kits that you can choose include the Log Wall package and the Premier Plus package to fit your budget. With so many options you are sure to find a log house package that suits your lifestyle and needs. There is nothing quite like log cabin living with its exposed log walls, soaring beamed ceilings, and expansive timber-framed porches which all add to the warmth and coziness of log home living.
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