"Milled log" is the term for logs cut by a machine to a uniform diameter. Most of the trees used to make a Yellowstone Log Home are cut when they are dead, standing, and dry. When a log is dry, there is a much lower chance of unexpected cracking, and warping. Air dried log homes have less settling than that of a kiln dried log home.
Our most common milled log is the Swedish cope design with saddle notched corners. We also offer D-logs. Milled beams are available for roof purlins, trusses, porch posts, etc. in diameters up to 40" and lengths to 42' long.
An engineering improvement provides the key to the weather tight seal of the Yellowstone Log Home. We place an all weather foam between the logs before they are screwed together to provide a tight, & hidden seal.
Then, caulking or chinking is applied to the logs to aid in weather resistance.
You will find, a milled Yellowstone Log Home is so simple to erect that you may choose to build your own. If you don't possess the house building flair, a reputable contractor in your area can build for you
Half Log Siding
Half logs are, in essence, a true Swedish coped log cut in half, lengthwise. Half logs provide the exact look of true full log homes, and can be used both internally and externally. Half logs simply attach to the 2x framing of a stick frame wall.
Some of our clients prefer the external look of a log home, but do not want the log look on the interior walls. With Half logs, this is possible! You can install half log siding over an existing stick framed home to give the home a log home look.
This was cut from a Swedish Cope wall log that has been split in half lengthwise. Half log siding looks exactly like a full log home from the outside when utilizing the saddle notched corners. Available in standard and cabin appearance. These logs are grade stamped. Sizes available: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, and 16-inch diameters.
Handcrafted Yellowstone Log Homes tell not only the story of our company, but indeed a much bigger story, that of true American Tradition, and craft. Each handcrafted log is individually hand selected, notched, and hand hewed for an exact fit.
When every unique log is in place, the structure is inspected for it's workmanship, and aesthetic value. Once satisfied, the crew marks and disassembles the home for shipping to your building site. Listed below are a few other reasons you should consider the warm, and unique feeling, that only a handcrafted Yellowstone Log Home can provide.
We use dead standing timbers that are cured and well seasoned for minimal shrinking and movement. We also use our industry leading fastening system, using heavy duty lag bolts to prevent excessive settlement problems.
We offer both full scribe and chink style in simple to elaborate designs, for both residential and commercial settings.
Our commitment to you as our client continues well after your handcrafted Yellowstone Log Home is on site and completed. After you have moved in, we will be glad to assist you in proper care and maintenance and answer any questions you may have.