Post and Beam Log Homes

Post and Beam Log Homes


Hi this is “The Log Builder’s Wife” over at
Nicola LogWorks, located in the beautiful Nicola Valley in British
Columbia Canada and thank you for joining us. The following video is an overview of post and beam log home construction and is is intended to help folks who are considering building with log get a better idea if this style of log joinery is suited to their personal tastes. Post and beam offers a great deal of design flexibility if this style of log joinery is suited to their personal tastes. Post and beam It lends itself well in expressing diverse personal tastes including contemporary…..eclectic……….formal….. and rustic and is well suited to
both minimalist designs and those of great complexity. Post and Beam construction also includes piece-en-piece building techniques – incorporating infill infill panels of either scribed or dovetail log work. This style of log construction that was likely developed where long logs were either difficult to access or difficult to lift. Another variation in post and beam construction is referred to as hybrid post and beam. As you can see from these images the post and beam components of the building rise from three rounds inscribed lot of work
giving the feeling of a more traditional 3 rounds of scribed log work, giving the feeling of a more traditional log home. post and beam is easily incorporated
into conventional scribe log work and is and is therefore a logical choice for additions and out-buildings. This is a post and beam addition on a lovely owner built scribed cabin. The customers had a young growing family and having built the main cabin them-selves knew just how much work was Another variation on post and beam is the use of square timbers; here the owner wanted a dovetail log home, but the Alaska yellow cedar logs that he was providing for the project were not of a large enough diameter to meet the energy codes. The solution was to develop interior walls featuring the same flattened log panels that we would use in a chinked dovetail piece en piece structure. This elegant solution allowed the customer to achieve the look and feel they were wanting in this building. your choice of the surface finish on
logs as well as the stain you select will also influence the overall look and feel of
your building for example…smoothly sanded logs will end in their
refinement logs will add an air of refinement, whereas adzed or roughly peeled a more rustic feel. For for your interest a shot of a “bark-on” building… a very high maintenance option. One of our signature
details at Nicola LogWorks is to incorporate around with square and here
are some examples …a timbered roof system with round logs posts and installation of
culturally modify trees tied together with a simple timber frame roof and a
timber frame bandshell designed and built by DaiZen joinery. His timber work integrated the round log posts which we manufactured at our production site in Merritt and were assembled in Chase BC. Nicola LogWorks is very effective at off-site manufacturing due to the early adoption of sophisticated 3 D modeling practices. Here’s a good example of some timber
frame details in a round post and beam home This post and beam log home is one of many that we produced for The Lodges at Eagles Nest in North Carolina. In our opinion, Post and Beam is the ultimate expression of the form and function of a structure. It is easy to see and understand the load bearing purposes in the bone structure of the building – particularly since most post and beam structures incorporate in-fill panels rather than being wrapped by the finish framing or panels which as is more typical to timber frame buildings.
The infill panels also offer a great deal of scope for design and can accommodate a variety of materials. Our own home features organic looking stucco, many of these post and beam homes in the slides feature tulip tree bark – a unique heritage application which is indigenous to the Blowing Rock region of North Carolina. Other options include board and batten, ship lap, shingles and even stone. Successful log structures start with good wood – and well defined plans this example of the conceptual D modelling and the finished product shown here. Attention to detail and well thought out connections with joinery executed with to highest levels will ship all contribute to the
success of the structure. We’ve been building log and timber homes since 1989. our
customers are all over the world with budgets that range from modest to extravagant. If we were to be asked what we think primary consideration is when embarking on the “adventure of log home construction”, our answer would probably be” Your Design and Build Team” . When customers take the time to put together a team that includes an engineer, designer/architect, log builder and general contractor who are keen to collaborate and communicate with each other (well before final plans are drawn), it is always a benefit to the owner and goes a long way towards avoiding cost over-runs, delay in schedule and can transform the building experience for
all involved into an exhilarating transform the building experience for all involved into an exhilarating adventure of adventure of creativity. Thanks for watching – we hope this has been helpful to you. For more information about Nicola LogWorks and the range of work that we do – you can go to: www.logworks.ca

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