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About The Process

Our Process: Products

Designing and Planning

Before anything, it's usually best to have a plan. Idaho Log Cabin Company can help make your request of a log home a gratifying reality through detailed and precise drawings for structures or architectural components.

Our kits are divided into three classifications, small, medium and large. Each classification has numerous kit floorplans. Weather you select a standard floorplan or call on us to help create a custom design, together we can transform your dreams into the solid and practical comfort of log home living.


Precision Throughout Milling

The beauty and quality of a log home is no accident. In order to get a true log diameter, meticulous milling must take place. At Idaho Log Cabin Company, we mill logs in five uniform diameters: 7", 8", 9", 10" and 12". 

All logs are rough turned within 1" of final diameter to decrease dry time and shrinkage. During the finish turning, precise alignment of cutting heads imbues each log with a distinctive surface pattern similar to the dimples on a golf ball. Patterns can be adjusted slightly for specific shapes and sizes.

This Modern milling technology provides our operation the ability to perfect a time-tested log construction method that enhances the beauty, durability and efficiency of our kits and structures.  


Swedish Cope and Saddle Notches

Saddle notching is a corner system in which logs overlap and tie together and it's arguably the best corner system in modern day log home construction. When done correctly, log walls and supports align square and in unison with each other making for airtight butt-ends, seams and perfect corners.

Swedish cope grooving accompanied with saddle notching results in an exceptional lifelong log to log bond.  The method not only provides a clean finished product, but also allows for easy and fast assembly.


The Final Product

After all logs have been milled to completion. Each kit is hand stacked and assembled in our assembly lot to ensure proper fit. Kits are then disassembled and packaged into wrapped weather resistant bunks to ensure our final product gets to you unharmed from the elements or any potential mishandling after it leaves our facility.

All logs are stacked in sequential order, such that the first courses are on top of each bunk. Kit logs are labeled with a number/letter system with the accompanied drawings to ensure logs are placed accordingly. 

Log components such as stairs, joists, beams, rails and posts are packaged the same, but in smaller bunks.

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