This beautiful timber frame cabin building built by Skywalker Construction in Durango, Colorado, is perfect for the lake. What better way to enjoy quality time with family and friends than in a stunning timber frame small cottage home? This custom cabin building does just that, with a design that is the thing of dreams. A big part of the appeal of this small cottage home is in the use of wood with exposed beams throughout. You’ll have to take a look at the lovely chandelier in the dining area it showcases the exposed beams perfectly. The stonework on the outside of this small cottage home is a great compliment to the timber frame design of this cabin building.
There are benefits of a timber frame style of a small cottage home and cabin buildings. For starters, a timber frame cabin building offers open concept and strength. Open concept log house designs have been growing in popularity, with expansive kitchens that overlook the common living areas throughout the log house design. The strength of the timbers you use in a timber frame cabin building allows for less load-bearing walls, which naturally creating an open floor plan that is free of obstructions. This type of timber framing has been used for hundreds of years, especially in older church designs, because of its strength and its durability as well as its beauty.
Waste and sustainability. There is typically less waste in using the entire piece of wood in a timber frame log house design than using dimensional lumber for the framing in traditional home design. With conventional home designs, the lumber is cut in the forest, hauled to a wood mill, cut to size, then shipped to a distributor, and, once it’s on the job site, it will be cut again. Wood that is used for timber frame cabin buildings goes through a lot less handling, which means lower costs. Once at the site, the logs for a timber frame cabin building are fit to size, then some adjustments are made with minimal waste.
Aesthetics. With a custom built cabin building, you have the option of having the framing logs visible on the outer or the inner walls of your small cottage home. There is a look of both beauty and strength when surrounded by perfectly placed timbers gives a sense of safety and comfort while also adding character. Additionally, there is more choices in where to place the windows and the doors with less load bearing log walls and open concept design. Some other benefits of timber frame cabin buildings include the speed in which they can be built.
The limited number of load-bearing walls in timber frame small cottage home allows for more flexibility and changes to the floor plan. There is also a tendency to use less wood and sustainable building materials when constructing a timber frame cabin building which allows for a lower carbon footprint and lower cost to the environment. Recycled and local wood can be used in a timber frame cabin building while what little timber waste there is can further be recycled. A timber frame small cottage home is just one of the styles of cabin buildings you can choose.
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