Ever dream about designing your own custom dream log home? Traditional log houses can be pretty pricey, but a company called Timber Block is making them more accessible with a factory-built system you can order as a kit. The prefabricated wall panels of Timber Block’s engineered homes are made of Eastern White Pine timber dried to 8% humidity along with high-pressure closed-cell polyurethane insulation for a beautiful, high quality result, and each home comes with everything you need for the framework, exterior walls, roof, ceiling, loft, doors and windows and other components.
A recent project shows off just how amazing these custom-designed log homes can be. The clients chose to alter Timber Block’s Tahoe craftsman model into their very own luxury residence measuring 3600 square feet with three bedrooms, two levels of living space and a 3-car garage. They modified the look of the Tahoe from the outside, giving it a more symmetrical facade.
The panelized home building system makes it easy to alter the shape, size and floor plan of the home. It’s a cool use of Eastern White Pine, which is a standard material for many log and timber frame homes.
“The wood is then bonded under thousands of pounds of pressure and thru-bolted every 24 inches. The panels are stacked and delivered to the building site and installed using a crane. Timber Block homes are highly energy-efficient, can be built anywhere and assemble in hours.”
Timber Block also offers Classic, Contemporary, Vintage, Farmhouse and Evolution collections of models, so there’s something for just about everyone. What would you build?