Post and Beam

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Post and beam construction is another specialty of Lake Country. With a team of specially trained log home master craftsman, under the shadow of the two cranes, these handcrafted post and beam homes superstructures take form. Post and beam construction is found in authentic turn of the century barns and homes. A traditional style applied to custom homes, make quite a combination.

Our log packages for post and beam construction include just the structural elements of a log home. The post and beams are hand crafted to fit. Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, and Englemann Spruce are the three species of logs that are used to form these round log beauties. This type of post and beam home construction allows the homeowner or business owner to leave the logs exposed on both the inside of the structure and the outside. Only premium seasoned logs are used for the process. Logs can reach an average of 13″ and 14″ at the mid point and 12″ to 18″ at the ends. Those are some big logs!

Not just any log is used. First each log is selected based on quality and strength for placement in the log structure. TPI grading and rating is what separates the logs. Then they are handpeeled. Then the craftsman use chain saws, micrometers, and other hand tools to form the logs into the desired lengths. For a unique home, this may be the choice for you.

20,000 sq ft post and beam mansion
This log mansion, located in the North Eastern United States, this is actually a private home. It took more than 18 months to craft each section of this home and ship it separately. With log gazebos, wings, and multiple levels, this home totals more than 20,000 square feet.
This home is located in British Columbia. Notice the large bottoms on the main posts in the center of the front of the post and houses. The second one is the back of this home, nestled in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains.

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