By Dave and Mary
Log Home Designs
Have Fantastic Porches
Log home designs are as varied as conventional homes but have added appeal.
I read recently that in excess of 25,000 log homes are built annually in the U.S., compared with about 7,000 a year 20 years ago.
We hear that celebrities like Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates have been log home owners at one time.
They too enjoy a wonderful porch!
There's no denying the popularity of log homes; there's just something about sitting on a log home porch listening to the critters.
I once sat on a log home porch in a rocker all day; didn't move except for necessities. That was one great day!
Beautiful Log Home Design - Roger Wade Studio photo
We've teamed up with architectural photographer Roger Wade and Pioneer Log Systems to show you the best in log home designs.
Learn more about Pioneer Log Systems and the Roger Wade Studio below.
And if you are really serious about seeing unbelievable log home designs, we have a special link at the bottom of the
page just for you!
Watch Our Video of Roger Wade's
Beautiful Log Home Photography
Photos are copyrighted; please do not use.
Pioneer Log Systems
is a manufacturer and distributor of custom log, post and beam and timber frame structures with over 30 years of quality and tradition
in the Log Home and Timber Frame Home construction industry.
Now that you've seen some fantastic log home pictures, here's a quick guide to help you differentiate between
a log home, a post and beam home, and a timber frame home.
A log home
is usually built with large wooden logs stacked horizontally to form walls.
The logs can be sized and shaped to simplify the building process and to prevent difficulties such as settling or insulating.
A post and beam home
uses large logs positioned upright to support beams.
The posts and beams can be left round or squared depending on the design.
The logs may be attached to each other by metal brackets or plates, bolts, screws, or mortise and tenon joinery.
A timber frame home design is a specific kind of post and beam home that uses mortise and tenon joinery
and wooden pegs to hold the squared-off timbers together.
About Roger Wade
Roger Wade, a renowned architectural photographer, along with his wife, and stylist,
travel throughout the United States and Canada photographing residential and commercial architecture.
His client list includes architects, interior designers, home builders,developers, log home and timber frame home companies and resorts.
Roger's photography regularly appears not only in Architectural Digest magazine but also in many architectural design books and shelter industry publications.
Hi! We're Mary and Dave
, lifelong DIYers, high school sweethearts, and we both love porches.
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