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How Do I Decipher a Plan?


Timber Frame House Plan
Timber Frame Plan Example

It can be frustrating looking at floor plans and trying to imagine what the finished home will look like or what it will look like when you customize the plan.  Even if you have seen floor plans before, it is unlikely that you have looked at designs which included log walls or timber posts.

To help you understand and visualize a conceptual design, PrecisionCraft provides several forms of visual information for each design in our Floor Plan Gallery.

  • A professionally rendered view of one of the elevations, plus a black and white drawing of the three other views.
  • Floor plan layouts with just enough detail to help you understand where the log and timber are incorporated, but not too much to overwhelm. The examples pictured here illustrate how the timber and log materials are denoted in the floor plans (as seen right & below).
  • A drawing of the conceptual structure, not because it is a kit, but to help you better see how the structure interacts with the overall design

Many of our plans also include photos of finished homes that are based on the original concept.  Even if the home is not exactly like the original, you are able to see how certain aspects of the design were realized in the finished house.

In addition to photos, we also try to showcase past client variations of the designs.  You can compare the original plan with the modified versions and see exactly how the layout was changed.  This is the best way to understand what we mean by customization.

Our hope is not that you gain enough knowledge to draw your own log home plan, but that you understand the plans you are looking at and  have a better idea of how we can customize a plan for you.  Have fun browsing the floor plan gallery!

log walls in a floor plan
Log Home Plan Example