This classic post and beam building is worth a closer inspection. The small log design has a living area on the main level, and a sleeping loft upstairs that is accessed via a ladder. The log cabin has a small front porch that is covered. Sam and Monika, the owners of the post-and-beam cabin near Horsefly Lake located in central British Columbia, built it. The log cabin is a post-and-beam build that uses logs rather than squared off timbers like in timber frame designs.
The roof, the loft floor and the front porch are all supported using logs in this tiny log design. The walls between the log corner posts consist of two-by-six stick construction. The exterior of the design consists of a combination of board siding and naturally finished logs that are painted barn red. This small log design is an example of a quality log cabin with a smaller footprint.
The log cabin design is 320 square feet on the ground floor plus an upper loft. The walls and ceilings of this log cabin are unique. The floors and ceilings are pine. The walls are constructed from nailed boards with live edges that are placed over painted drywall. The gaps between the boards are meant to mimic chinked wood.
The large logs beams that are visible on the ceiling of this log cabin are what makes it stand out from other log cabin designs and give it a high-quality look. The post-and-beam log cabin design has an electric heater, but no running hot water. A post and beam outhouse is available to match the log cabin.
The skeleton is a common characteristic of both timber wood and post and beam cabins. The main difference between timber frame cabins and post-and-beam cabins is the exposed logs of the cabin frame. This gives the wood cabin a rustic appearance. Timber Framing. Timber framed buildings are a traditional wood cabin construction dating back hundreds of years. Some timber frame cabins were constructed in Europe during medieval times and still exist today. True timber frame buildings depend on tight-fitting joints and the integrity in the building materials.
Post and Beam Cabin Construction. Many mountain wood cabins use wood timber construction as an accent or as part of the main design, such as roof supports, trusses or brackets. Post and beam cabin construction is similar to timber-framed construction, with the exception that post and beam construction uses mechanical fasteners as well as steel plate connectors. The connectors of post and beam cabins can be hidden in various ways or left exposed. Rarely are wood post and beam log cabins used as the sole structural system for a building. Post and Beam Entrance. Post and beam wood construction, like timber-framed buildings, requires skilled carpenters in order to create tight, wellcrafted log joints.
Perr Blockhaus has this charming cabin. They build tiny house & wood cabin style buildings, and they are extremely skilled at it!
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