We thought you might
like to see the process that goes into building a log cabin.
The following a general flow of what goes into the complete
building process of a log home. Enjoy, this could be your
dream cabin too!
Selecting just the right
location is part of the dream. As you visit areas,
visualize the view and how the cabin might work with
the lay of the land. We're always glad to assist you
consultation. Your cabin building
plans then need to
be designed or purchased.
Once a suitable building
lot has been selected, surveyed, building
and perk tested it's time to put in the access road
to the building site.
Another exciting milestone
is seeing the foundation dug and the foundation and basement
walls go in.
In the northern climes
we pay extra attention to proper insulation and foundation
Once the foundation has
been completed and partially back filled. It's time
for the building materials to start to arrive.
Depending on the location
and time of year, along with other factors, we may need
to bring the building materials to your site in small
loads. The first building materials to arrive are the
floor joists and sub-flooring components.
The logs for the cabin
begin to arrive and are staged for easy access. Soon
there after the logs begin to go up.
It doesn't take long for
the log cabin's walls to go up and take shape. Window
and door openings are cut and the roof
to go up.
Upper story dormers are
Meanwhile the interior walls
are framed in and the other trades start to work their
The cabin is now "under
roof" and the windows and doors begin to go in.
Most of the building activity
now moves to the inside of the cabin.
Interior work continues
with ceiling treatment, electrical, plumbing, stair,
and flooring installation.
Back outside the logs
are stained, sealed and chinked with the latest, long-lasting
The front deck has been
added along with the lower level sliding doors. Back filling
has been done and the landscaping started with the
addition of rock retaining walls.
The back porch adds a
wonderful place to sit.
A view of the completed
loft dormer with solid log siding that matches the full
log cabin. The loft dormer provides space for a sitting
area and an upstairs bathroom.
The log stair case is
a focal point to the cabin. Hardwood floors, ceiling
lights and wall sconces finish it off.
The open log stairs provide
light to the lower level stairs and maintain the open
feel of the cabin.
Hardwood floors, complimentary
tile in the kitchen, cabinets
along with select lighting fixtures finish off the
Interior finished framing
is added in any style you like.
The loft dormer addition
provides for a cozy sitting area and a loft
bathroom making for a spacious master suite in the
The view from the loft
into the great room and out over the lake is beautiful.
A view you'll never get tired of.
Northern Design Services, Inc. Phone: 715-356-9946 Fax: 715-358-9784