The Best Log & Timber Home Bars
Whether you have a wine cellar, man cave or good old basement bar, these entertaining areas are a natural fit for log and timber homes. Get inspired with a few of our favorites:
With reclaimed beams from an abandoned sawmill in southern Alberta and a used Rocky Mountain Whiskey barrel holding a copper basin, a simple wet bar to store wine and show off a treasured rum collection quickly evolved into a full-on escape from city life at this log home.See more here.
Photo: Kris Miller
The Porcupine Saloon was named for the porcupines that attacked this log home as they wrapped up construction. Attracted by the staining agent PeneTreat (which contains salt) the critters chewed all along the home’s bottom logs. An electric fence solved the problem and now they drink to honor the property’s first (uninvited) guests. The bar and its encompassing countertops are made with reclaimed wood from an old barn near the owners primary residence. See more here.
Photo: Roger Wade
There’s no shortage of eye-catching details in this basement game room, including the cedar log posts with their knots, burls and root flares; a bowling-alley-turned-game room-table; an oversized magnetic scrabble game; and a custom bar with a hand-hammered copper top. See more here.
While selecting furnishings, the owners stumbled upon an old poker table at an auction, which they snatched up and refurbished — a perfect addition to the tongue-and-groove clad man cave. See more here.
Photo: courtesy of Heritage Construction
Brent Seabrook was enamored with the look of antique white brick, and Travis searched the entire country before finding a source in Texas. The bar cabinetry is made of maple and the bar itself is refurbished barnwood topped with a black, leathered granite that’s been sandblasted to remove the sheen. Travis created a coffered ceiling using oiled cedar for warmth.
Timber Provider/Builder/Designer: Heritage Construction; heritageconst.ca
Photo: Courtesy Golden Eagle Log & Timber Homes
A mountain log home in New Hampshire with one-of-a-kind craftsmanship serves as a year-round mountain getaway for its Florida family. See more here.