How long will it take to build? A big factor in that answer has to do with the style of home you want to build. PrecisionCraft offers clients a wide range of product styles for constructing their homes. Some prefer a milled log while others like timber frame. Let’s take a look at how each relates to timelines.
Milled Log Homes
When you choose to build a milled log home, the manufacturing can be quick and precise. Computerized machines use the detailed drawings supplied by M.T.N Design to cut your project, one log at a time. We also pre-drill for our patented non-settling system. Each log is bar-coded and bunked with logs that will be erected at the same time. The bunks are shipped to the job site where PrecisionCraft’s professional stacking crews erect your log home on the foundation. Watch a video of this process.
Handcrafted Log Homes
The beauty of handcrafted log homes is found in the size and rustic nature of the logs. This look is achieved by hand-pealing the logs and cutting each log individually. With a PrecisionCraft handcrafted log home, detailed construction drawings are used by our seasoned handcrafters as they cut and place each log expertly into place, right here on our lot. Once our craftsman put the frame together, they drill for our Handcrafted Non-settling System. Then, just as they get it put together, they disassemble the home directly onto the trucks which will transport them to your site. That same crew travels to your build site and begins the task of resetting the logs on your foundation. Where a milled log home can be cut in a matter of days and erected within a few weeks, a handcrafted home can take many months before it is ready for dry-in by your contractor. If you are interested in the authenticity of handcrafted logs, make sure you are aware of the timelines needed.
Timber Frame Homes
Your timber frame home begins in much the same way as a milled log home, however this time the detailed drawings are used by a different CNC machine which will cut each piece. This includes any angles, ornamental details and of course the mortise and tenon connections. These timber pieces are then hand-fitted by our talented crew. Once the timbers are perfect, they are disassembled and sent to your site. Once again, PrecisionCraft’s professional crew will arrive at your site with the timbers and assemble the frame. Depending on the detail of your timbers and the amount of framing in your design, the manufacturing can take from a week to a month. Installation is usually complete within a week’s time.
We specialize in the combination of log and timber elements within the same structure. We work hard to time manufacturing so that multiple lines are ready to be shipped at the same time.