You Dream, We Design | Design by PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes

A primary residence uses the great outdoors as its inspiration in this edition of "You Dream, We Design."

21 Ways to Make Your Log Home Last Generations

Make your log home last generations with these maintenance tips.

Building Process Checklist | Weekly Checklist to Keep Your Project on Track

Use this 10-week checklist to make sure your log home dream is right on track.

The Building Process – Step 8

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Eight steps to a quickly built log home
by: Charles Bevier

 

Step 8 – Avoid Delays:
Log homes aren’t immune to factors that can delay any project. Bad weather can certainly slow construction, as can a lack of talented labor—particularly during the peak of a building season. Make sure these factors don’t delay your project by having […]

The Building Process – Step 7

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Eight steps to a quickly built log home
by: Charles Bevier

 

Step 7 – Consider More Complete Systems:
While all log homes originate in a logyard or a manufacturing facility, some companies have taken this process a step further by constructing the majority of the home in a factory. These homes arrive at your building site as […]

The Building Process – Step 6

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Eight steps to a quickly built log home
by: Charles Bevier

 

Step 6 – Choose a Builder:
“The manufacturer may have some suggestions on a builder to use,” says Jeff. The choice you make impacts the allocation of responsibilities and, perhaps most important, affects financing and your budget. Because labor might account for 30 to 40 percent […]

The Building Process – Step 5

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Eight steps to a quickly built log home
by: Charles Bevier

 

Step 5 – Pick a Producer:
Although you should pick a producer as quickly as possible, it’s a good idea to have at least three companies offer competitive bids on your design before deciding. Share your budget with them and your desire to fast track your […]

The Building Process – Step 4

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Eight steps to a quickly built log home
by: Charles Bevier

 

Step 4 – Decide on a Design:
You can save valuable time by using an existing plan from a producer’s catalog of designs. “You avoid the additional time it takes for custom design and engineering, as well as the approval process needed with your local building […]

The Building Process – Step 3

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Eight steps to a quickly built log home
by: Charles Bevier

 

Step 3 – Create a Schedule:
Create a realistic pre-construction schedule and stick to it. “My strongest recommendation is to develop a plan and then work within the plan,” says Tim Casey with Town & Country Cedar Homes in Petoskey, Michigan. If you change one aspect […]

The Building Process – Step 2

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Eight steps to a quickly built log home
by: Charles Bevier

 

Step 2 – Pick a Site:
Start working with local real estate agents or developers. To get into your new home by winter, you’ll need to make a quick decision on a lot or parcel. If you already own land, make sure the lot is suitable […]