Handcrafted Log Homes

Beautifully Handcrafted Log Homes

Nothing compares to the beauty and artistry of an authentic handcrafted log home. The unmistakable look of a hand-hewn log home brings to mind historic lodges and rustic landscapes of the old west. The expert craftsmanship of these luxury custom log homes showcases the texture and warmth of Douglas fir. With minimal building time and impressive longevity, custom log homes become family mainstays for generations. PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes creates custom handcrafted homes for those looking for the warmth and sturdiness that these log structures exude. Our handcrafted log home craftsmen individually select, hand cut and intricately place each log using our Houseal Non-Settling System™. A PrecisionCraft handcrafted log home is designed to look as if it were centuries old and built to last generations. Your dream handmade log home will blend rustic and modern with beautiful artistry in every log and chink.

Characteristics Of Hand-Hewn Log Homes

Hand-selected logs feature peeled textures that will give your handcrafted home a one-of-a-kind design that reflects natural surroundings and passionate craftsmanship. Handcrafted homes from PrecisionCraft offer the following characteristics:

  • Hardy Douglas fir with dense wood fibers and a straight grain, giving each log character and uniqueness
  • Tapered logs with a larger diameter on one end than the other
  • Large character posts
  • Authentic hand-hewn texture
  • Hand-peeled logs that display blade strokes
  • Visible chinking between the log courses to seal the walls
  • Custom handcrafting of each log

The time and care taken to hand-peel each log speaks to the value of handcrafted log homes. Your completed custom log home is a functional piece of art. You can maintain the hand-hewn log texture on the interior walls to elevate each room with warm, textured wood. Pairing the hand-peeled logs with your custom design creates a one-of-a-kind, sculpturesque home.

Design possibilities for your handcrafted log home are virtually limitless. Embrace different style influences, from craftsman to A-frames, and experience the seamless blend of your home with its natural surroundings. Complement the hand-hewn log texture with other materials like stone to introduce contrast and visual appeal.

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Handcrafted Log Home Structural Envelope

PrecisionCraft handcrafted log homes use efficient structural envelopes and North American-made insulation to create a high-performance home. Our building methods involve:

  • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) in the basement, foundation walls and conditioned crawlspace to build out complex handcrafted log mansion footprints.
  • Handcrafted log walls with chinking for weatherproofing and insulating your home and sealing gaps between the logs.
  • Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) roof and exterior walls for a simple energy efficiency solution.

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Handcrafted Log Home Designs and Floor Plans

Browse our floor plan layout galleries for inspiration for your handcrafted home. We created these plans based on our architectural series and mountain styles, but we can adapt them to fit a handcrafted log home.

For a fully custom design, PrecisionCraft’s in-house firm M-T-N Design will use your ideas, preferences and must-haves to create a customized structure, layout and design for your handcrafted log home.

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Building Process for Handcrafted Homes

PrecisionCraft uses a traditional fabrication process to create handcrafted homes for every style and vision. Our in-house craftsmen hand-peel the logs to create that striking, authentic look you picture when thinking of a custom log home.

The construction process for a hand-hewn log home involves:

  • Bark peeling: Our craftsmen hand-peel each log with a drawknife.
  • Milling: Each log is hand-cut to a precise length measurement. The logs will be stacked with the tapered ends alternating orientation with every log row, giving the logs a secure fit and contributing to that iconic log home look.
  • Pre-assembly: The home is pre-assembled log-by-log in our lot in Idaho to make sure the logs are cut and notched correctly. We will also label the wood to make reassembly easier.
  • Drilling: Once stacked, we pre-drill the logs for the Houseal Non-Settling System™, which will be installed at the job site.
  • Reassembly: Our team will disassemble the structure and load the logs onto trucks for transport. The same crew who assembled your home in our lot will travel to your property.
  • Finishing: Once the home is complete, staining and chinking will be added to seal your home. The chinking makes your home weather-tight while adding character to your walls.

Your handcrafted home requires precision and attention to detail, and our construction process is detail-focused at every step to deliver a complete project that reflects what you’ve always envisioned. PrecisionCraft creates unique homes with artisanal details that are truly works of art.

Advantages of Hand-Hewn Log Homes

Why build a handcrafted log home? The many benefits include:

  • One-of-a-kind appearance: Your handcrafted log home will look different from others, even if you use one of our floor plan concepts. Each log is inherently unique with textured wood grain that features knots and color shifts that create unforgettable details on your custom home. The hand-hewn and tapered finish adds another layer of visual appeal.
  • Character post features: Introduce more one-of-a-kind design elements with character posts. These log features can display the most intricate wood textures and patterns to frame spaces like porches and living rooms. Create eye-catching visuals that make your home stand out beautifully within the landscape.
  • Customizable design: Your log home will be made by hand, with every log selected, cut and shaped just for you. This level of control means you can easily change the look of your home based on your preferences. You can also customize the layout of your log home so every detail is exactly what you want.
  • Long-lasting structure: With PrecisionCraft’s tried-and-true fabrication process and hand-selected logs, you can expect your handcrafted log home to last for generations to come.

Bring Your Custom Log Home to Life With PrecisionCraft

PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes is a premium luxury home designer that’s dedicated decades to designing and building handcrafted log mansions and timber structures. We build log and timber homes in the United StatesCanada and international locations to bring your design to life wherever your property is located. Let our experienced craftsmen collaborate with you to make your vision a reality for a home that will last through the generations.

Start designing your dream home with PrecisionCraft. Schedule a consultation with a representative by contacting us today.

Award Winning Homes by PrecisionCraft

PrecisionCraft’s large collection of home awards, design awards, and various other distinctions is a testament to the premium quality you can expect from our experts. Check out our over a decade of awards and see why we’re the premier choice for your dream home.


Check out our most recent awards from 2023:

Tributary Residence: 2023 Excellence in Timber Home Design (2,001 to 3,000 sq.ft.) – NAHB Building Systems Councils

Big Sky Residence: 2023 Excellence in Timber Home Design (3,001 to 4,000 sq.ft.) – NAHB Building Systems Councils

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