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Andersen Log Homes Company

6425 State 371 N.W.
Walker, MN 56484
Phone: (218) 547-3433
Fax: (218) 547-3425

For over 25 years, Andersen Log Homes Company has been building custom, hand crafted log homes, cabins and commercial structures one log and one notch at a time. We build with the Scandinavian full scribe method, specializing in large timber using the interlocking “V-Joint” notch.

Andersen Log Homes Company was founded in 1989 by Jon and Beth Andersen off I -94 in Monticello, MN. We relocated to Walker, MN in 1996, where Jon first fell in love with log homes when he peeled his first log in 1980 when he started his apprenticeship. Jon’s passion and enthusiasm for building log homes continues today and is seen in each and every home that Andersen Log Homes crafts.

Andersen Log Homes Company builds hand crafted log homes, cabins and commercial structures, specializing in large timber ranging from 10” to 36” in diameter Each home is built to the home owner’s specifications and desires. We have built over 280 log structures in the United States and Internationally. Our experienced master craftsmen ensure your home is the tightest fitting, most energy efficient log home available.

Jon Andersen is passionate about building log homes and takes pride in each and every home that Andersen Log Homes builds. Jon will work with you from conception to your completed log home. Once you decide that you want Andersen Log Homes to build your log home, we locate and hand select the logs. Our standard log wood species is white pine, which is cut and air-dried, or kiln dried; but we also offer Engelmann spruce, dead standing lodge pole pine, Western red cedar and red pine. Each log is debarked and then hand peeled. Jon decides the placement of each log in every home, ensuring home owners who want character logs to be highlighted in the right location. All logs walls are full length, there are no logs butted together. The log shell is pre-built on Andersen Log Homes site, and once it is completed, the shell is loaded onto semi-trailers then brought to the home owner’s site. The log shell is reassembled by Jon and the Andersen Log Homes crew on the home owner’s site. It usually takes one to three days to reassemble the home, but this depends on the size and complexity of the design. Most of the door and window openings are cut after the log shell is reassembled on the home owner’s site.

We guarantee our work, and Jon works on each home while he oversees and trains each log peeler and craftsman. We have architectural services we can recommend to design your log home, along with general contractors who can provide you a “Turn-Key” or fully finished log home. If you choose to be your own general , we have sub- contractors that we recommend

We invite you to view your website, and browse through our gallery of homes. We understand that pictures can show what a home looks like, but we want you to experience and feel what a handcrafted log home is, so please stop by and visit our model home! We can also arrange a tour of different homes for you upon request.

Year founded: 1989
Number of homes produced to date: 250+
Number of builders dealers and representatives: None

Wood species:
  • Engelmann Spruce
  • Red Pine
  • Western Red Cedar
  • White Pine
How logs are normally dried prior to shipment: Air dried
Average moisture content of logs upon shipment: 16 to 19%
Type(s) of wall logs you offer:  Full or solid wall logs
Corner notches are:  Totally pre-cut
Log lengths are: All pre-cut to required lengths
Available styles of wall log profiles:
  • Hand peeled
  • Swedish cope
Heights: 10 inc. & larger
Widths: 10" & larger
Corner intersection details for available wall log styles:
  • Swedish Cope
  • Interlock-overlap (both logs extend past the intersection)
  • Saddle Notch
Types of fastening devices:  Dowels/drift pins
Types of building code compliances available: Our plans are certified to meet state/local building codes by a licensed engineer or architect.
Other available services:
  • Our plans are certified to meet state/local building codes by a designer
  • We offer custom design service.
  • We will provide shell erection service for our customers.

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