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The Columbus III Log Home Plan is a nice floor plan for people who want everything on one floor. This 1,775 log home has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one floor of living space. The log home designed by Blue Ridge Log Cabins has everything you'll need to enjoy a relaxing and lengthy stay in the mountains. From an expansive, gourmet kitchen and dining room combination that allows for entertaining and a functional area to enjoy family meals. The large living room is a great place to wind down at the end of a day. The Columbus III Log Home Plan has an open kitchen/dining room/living room, master bedroom with bathroom and walk-in closet, three bedrooms and a bathroom on it's one floor. There is also a double garage, and large front covered porch.
Blue Ridge Log homes was founded in 1992 and is now widely considered to be one of the most innovative log home companies in the United States. The company is one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America for over two years running. Blue Ridge Log Cabins creates modular log home-building practices for the upscale log cabin industry. Their log cabin and log home modular builds reduce the cost, time, and risk that is normally associated with such construction because of its state-of-the-art, 110,000-square-foot production facility that is located in South Carolina. The log home facility is capable of completing as many as 15 custom log homes and log cabins ranging in size from 500 to 8,000square feet every week. You will want to take a look at their site and see all the log home and log cabin designs they have to choose from.
When it comes to log home designs and styles, there is a wide variety to choose from, to include handcrafted log homes and log cabins, to milled log homes, to hewn logs and sawn log homes. Handcrafted log homes are typically made from logs that have been hand peeled and look pretty much unchanged from what they looked like as trees. Milled (also called machine-profiled) are log homes that are built with logs that have been run through a manufacturing process that converts them into timbers that are consistent in size and appearance. Hewn log homes use logs that have been hewn by an axe to an oval, hexagonal, octogonal or rectangular section. Sawn Log homes are logs that are sawn to a standard width, but with their original heights.
Handcrafted log houses have been built for centuries in Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia. Handcrafted log homes were typically built using only an axe and a knife. The craft of handcrafting log homes was brought to North America, by Scandinavian settlers of New Sweden in the early part of the 18th century, where it was quickly adopted by other colonists and Native Americans. Handcrafted log homes and log cabins are one of the unique types of homes you will find. As each log used in the log, home build is different from the last. Some log home craftsmen use a drawknife to help shape the log, this is also considered handcrafting and makes for a unique look. On the My Woodhome, there are lots of log homes to look at to get some log home ideas and inspiration. Some of the log home topics you will find include log home budgeting, log home floor plans, log home design and log home builds. You will also be able to find log home furnishings, maintaining a log home and recommended log home companies and products.