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Environmentally Friendly Log Homes

Cascade Handcrafted Log Homes supports an environmentally friendly approach by using a method of building that has been around for centuries.  In addition to being environmentally friendly as far as the building goes, we also selectively harvest logs for the log homes we build to avoid any clear cutting.  Selective harvesting ensures a perpetual growth…

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Log Home Building Tools

Cascade Handcrafted Log Home’s team includes the industry’s most talented professional logsmiths and scribers. We’re passionate about what we do, and each and every home we produce combines that passion with superior craftsmanship, top materials, and a process that takes each client’s unique hopes and dreams for their custom log home into consideration. Here’s an…

Cascade Handcrafted Piece en Piece

Piece en Piece Update

A project we’ve been working on for a fabulous client in Washington State. It’s unique in that the traditional cross corners have been replaced by large western red cedar flared posts. The house is designed to be non-settling to minimize any shrinkage. The walls were prebuilt and then dropped into place between large diameter posts that are channeled or keyed.

Ontario Latewood Project - Post and Beam

Latewood Post & Beam

We’ve been working on a beautiful Latewood Post and Beam construction project for a couple’s lake front property in Northern Ontario! The logs for this home have been individually chosen and hand fallen through a process called “Selective Harvesting” to ensure future forest growth, sustaining the environment for wildlife.

full scribe log home

Log Home or Timber Home?

Build a log home or timber home? – that is the question! Trying to decide whether you’d like to build a log home or a timber frame home? They are both stunning, will last for decades and have numerous benefits! Timber Frame construction is similar to ‘Post and Beam’ where logs are used except: With…

Full Scribe Log Homes

Full Scribe Log Homes

‘Full Scribe’ Log Homes refers to a method of fitting horizontal stacked logs to build a tight wall. Each log has a long groove hand cut into its underside, so it precisely and securely nests on the log below. The corners are interlocked with notching to provide a very secure structure. This method of construction…

Latewood Finished Log Home - Wyoming

Latewood Finish

This uniquely stunning home was built for an equally unique family in Wyoming, it was built using 15-17- 20″ average Western Red Cedar with a “Latewood Finish”. The Latewood finish is very much different than the traditional drawknife finish that most everyone associates log homes with.