World Outdoors Log Homes manufactures a variety of log profiles. These choices offer a range of style and visual appeal, both on the exterior and on the interior of your home.
D-Shape House Logs
Our most popular design. Rounded exterior with a flat interior face perfect for outlets & switch plates, plus low upkeep (no “dust catchers”). Rustic variant offers a natural unmilled outer face.
Double Round House Logs
Similar to D-Shape logs, but rounded on interior surface identical to exterior. Maximizes look & feel of logs on inside of home.
Swedish Coped House Logs
These logs are round, and feature traditional Swedish Coped bottom and an old-fashioned saddle notch (solid) corner system.
Whether you like 6×8 or 6×12 ‘D’ shaped logs , 6×12 Dovetail with a Chink groove or Re-Saw Face, or even 10″ rounds, it’s your choice! Either way, you get the best logs with structure improving double-tongue & grooves which we tie together in a post and beam or dove tail system. These systems help eliminate air leaks and provide you with maximum structural soundness in a home built to last, for many years to come.
Log Cabins come is all shapes and designs, but the corner detail is really the icing on the cake. There are many different corner designs from functional to ornate and complicated. Which corner is right for you is a personal decision, however to decide you need to know what that corner will look like, so that you can picture it on your log home design. The most common corners used in log cabins are; Dovetail, Butt and Pass, Corner Post, and Saddle Notch. Confused yet? Keep reading, I promise to do my best to lift the fog!
This is the most difficult corner to create, with each log needing several cuts. The corner created tends to pull tighter over time and sheds water due to the sloping surface. Dovetail corners are considered rustic by some people, they have certainly stood the test of time. Since there is only a very small ledge you don’t have to be as concerned with rain and snow sitting on the wood and rotting it.
Each log takes turns either butting into the log hitting it at right angles, or passing past the corner to project out. This corner has alternating log projections between end and side walls. This is a very traditional look and creates interlaced corners, a trademark of log cabin style. You do need to be vigilant when building with this corner style and keep snow and rain from sitting on the ledges so the wood does not rot. Overhangs can be used to shield wood which would otherwise be exposed. The Log Home Builders Association believes this method to be the strongest and longest lasting.
A vertical log is installed as the corner and the horizontal wall logs attach to this. This leaves a square, vertical corner.
Each log is cut with a rounded notch to fit over the log below. The resulting corner is a closely–stacked line of log ends. Another traditional look very common to log cabins.
If you have purchased a kit from any other home manufacturer, we are only too happy to build it for you. We can complete your home from any kit package you have purchased.
Engineered timbers are boards that are pressed and glued together under a regulated pressure rating until they bond as one solid piece of wood, or a laminate log. This multi-layered log is stronger and more stable than a traditional solid log.
Due to moisture content, solid logs run the risk of settling. Although millers strive to eliminate this by properly stacking and dry kilning lumber, there is still a chance that settling will occur.
Before an engineered log is produced, the lumber must have moisture content below 12%. This extra care ensures that the laminated log will have the tightest possible bond, and it also minimizes twisting, cracking, checking, and shrinkage. Where the logs are fully kiln dried, they are also more resistant to decay because it is below the 19% fungi threshold. The glue bond between the lumber is stronger than the wood itself and is also waterproof. The bond is virtually impossible to break, and the adhesive is non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
A laminate log is stronger and less subject to wear and tear by time and the elements. This added value keeps maintenance costs at bay, saving you money.
Log siding is a great way to get an authentic log home look but also gives you the opportunity to put drywall the interior to add some color to the wood surfaces.
Stone on a fireplace or around the foundation of your home is another great way to get a unique look for your log home.
Our unique Pre-stacked Package is the most complete and detailed milled log home on the market today. Even if you don’t have access to an experienced log builder, our Pre-stacked log home package will give you professional results. Log walls and floor joists have been pre-stacked at our site to insure completeness and accuracy. We can also pre-stack log gables, log dormers and log roof systems upon request.
We provide an experienced log builder to supervise the log stacking of your home, as well as ongoing technical support before and after the stacking.
We love the look of handcrafted log homes. These handrails are custom-made for each home to provide a special accent on stairways, lofts, and porches.