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What's Included in a
Post and Beam Log Shell Package
 
The Log Connection supplies a complete post and beam log shell as shown at left, which includes all the log components and features listed below. You will require a general contractor to finish your home to a "lock-up" or "turn-key" stage.
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Log Posts and Beams
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Design Customization &
Complete Blueprints
Customization of the design, and complete blueprints (construction drawings) of your home are included in the log shell price.
Complete design and blueprints Complete design and blueprints
Log Posts
Round log posts, typically 12 to 14 inch diameter.
Log post in an outside wall, with sides flattened for framing materials Log post in an outside wall, with sides flattened for framing materials
Post Flats
Posts flattened and grooved to accept finish framing materials.
Posts flattened to accept finish framing materials. Posts flattened to accept finish framing materials.
Upper Floor & Roof
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Log Upper Floor System
Second floor system consists of double Douglas Fir log beams and single log floor joists
Log floor joists (beams) installed to support upper floor Second floor Douglas Fir double log beams
Log Roof System
Roof system consists of Douglas Fir round log roof beams and log roof purlins.
Roof structure Roof structure
Roof Logs Pitch Cut
Roof logs are pitch cut flat for roof framing
Roof logs are pitch cut flat for roof framing Roof logs are pitch cut flat for roof framing
Detailing
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Tuck Cuts
Tuck Cuts pre-made for interior finish framing materials in all log posts and beams.
Tuck cuts for interior finish framing materials Tuck cuts for finish materials
Flattening Logs
Flats for installation of framing materials and second floor gable ends
Flattening logs for installation of framing materials Beam flattened for installation of framing materials
Sanding
All knots, logging scars and exposed chain saw cuts sanded to smooth even finish
All knots, scars, and chain saw cuts are sanded smooth
Features
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Log Trusses
Most designs feature hand crafted log trusses in showplace locations.
Hand-crafted log truss Hand-crafted log truss
Log Staircase and Railing (optional)
Complete hand crafted staircase featuring log stringers, half-log treads, solid timber landing (where applicable), and log guard railing.
Log staircase (optional) Log staircase (optional)
Interior Log Railings (optional)
All interior guard and stairway railings of hand crafted log railing posts, upper and lower rails, and log pickets.
All interior log handrailing (optional) All interior log handrailing (optional)
Miscellaneous
Logs treated with protective anti-mildew/ fungicide deterrent
ILBA Standards
All log work conforms with the International Log Building Association standards
Steel Requirements Supplied and Installed
  • All lagging bolts & drift pins
  • Log truss bolts & hardware
What's Not Included in the Log Shell Price?
Is the cost of transporting the log shell to my site included in the shell price?
No, the cost of shipping the log package by truck (or boat or rail) is not included in the shell price, as it varies hugely depending on the distance from our log yard to your building site. We can obtain an estimate once we know where your building site is located.
Do you offer turnkey services (General Contractors)?
No, The log Connection does not build the entire home. We provide the log shell package only, as listed above.
Is the fireplace included?
No, this is purchased locally
Can you supply the stone?
No, this is an extremely heavy product to transport. Shipping fees will exceed the product cost.
Do you do the foundation?
No, The Log Connection requires that the foundation and sub-floor be in place upon arrival of the log shell package.
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