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New Homestead Log Homes

PO Box 61
Creston, IA 50801
Phone: (800) 447-8404 / (641) 782-2890
Fax: (641) 782-4544
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Our mission at New Homestead Log Homes is to provide the highest quality log homes with our log products, and creative and design services, all at an affordable price. We are committed to pushing the limits of what can and should be done in the log home industry and above all to treat you with honesty, respect and integrity.

Year founded: 1974
Number of homes produced to date: 5000-9999
Number of builders dealers and representatives: 10-24

Wood species:
Douglas fir
Engelmann spruce
Hemlock
Lodgepole pine
Ponderosa pine
Red pine
Western red cedar
White cedar
White pine
How logs are normally dried prior to shipment: Air dried
Average moisture content of logs upon shipment: 15% or below
Type(s) of wall logs you offer:
Full or solid wall logs
Half log and stud frame walls
Laminated logs
Log siding
Corner notches are:
Not cut – all cutting done on job
Totally pre-cut
Log lengths are: All pre-cut to required lengths
Solid log gable ends are: Square cut – cutting to roofline slope required on job
Available styles of wall log profiles:
Flat – inside
Flat – outside
Full round
Hand hewn
Lap siding
Rectangular
Round – inside
Round – outside
Swedish cope
Heights: 10″ & larger
Widths: 10″ & larger
Tongue & Groove Styles: Single
Corner intersection details for available wall log styles:
Butt & pass (only one log extends past the intersection)
Corner post butt (neither log extends past the intersection)
Dovetail
Interlock-overlap (both logs extend past the intersection)
Notch & pass
Saddle notch
Types of fastening devices:
Lag screws
Spikes
Types of sealing systems & materials available:
Caulking
Foam gasket
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 logs are graded by an independent inspection agency prior to shipment.
We offer custom design service.
We will provide complete home construction service for our customers.
We will provide shell erection service for our customers.

Year founded: 1974
Number of homes produced to date: 5000-9999
Number of builders dealers and representatives: 10-24

Wood species:
  • Douglas fir
  • Engelmann spruce
  • Hemlock
  • Lodgepole pine
  • Ponderosa pine
  • Red pine
  • Western red cedar
  • White cedar
  • White pine
How logs are normally dried prior to shipment: Air dried
Average moisture content of logs upon shipment: 15% or below
Type(s) of wall logs you offer:
  • Full or solid wall logs
  • Half log and stud frame walls
  • Laminated logs
  • Log siding
Corner notches are:
  • Not cut - all cutting done on job
  • Totally pre-cut
Log lengths are: All pre-cut to required lengths
Solid log gable ends are:  Square cut - cutting to roofline slope required on job
Available styles of wall log profiles:
  • Flat - inside
  • Flat - outside
  • Full round
  • Hand hewn
  • Lap siding
  • Rectangular
  • Round - inside
  • Round - outside
  • Swedish cope
Heights: 10" & larger
Widths: 10" & larger
Tongue & Groove Styles:  Single
Corner intersection details for available wall log styles:
  • Butt & pass (only one log extends past the intersection)
  • Corner post butt (neither log extends past the intersection)
  • Dovetail
  • Interlock-overlap (both logs extend past the intersection)
  • Notch & pass
  • Saddle notch
Types of fastening devices:
  • Lag screws
  • Spikes
Types of sealing systems & materials available:
  • Caulking
  • Foam gasket
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 logs are graded by an independent inspection agency prior to shipment.
  • We offer custom design service.
  • We will provide complete home construction service for our customers.
  • We will provide shell erection service for our customers.

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