The Sunset Terrace post and beam design is a beautifully designed log home in the perfect setting. This stunning log home design has a covered entry, open concept kitchen, dining, and living room, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a pantry, and a woodburning stove. Large log posts make the exterior of this post and beam home unique, with the curved logs at one of the entrances looking as you've never seen before. Inside is just as good with the use of posts and beams complementing the wooden floors and drywall for a modern look and feel. White kitchen cabinets and light-colored walls frame the scenic views from every window and make the home feel spacious and light. You'll have to take a look for yourself to see just how amazing this post and beam log home design is. It is sure to inspire.
After taking a look at this post and beam log home, you might find yourself drawn to this type of log home. There are 3 main types of log and timber structures to include post and beam, full scribe, and timber frame. The following descriptions describe the difference between these three structures to help you select the right style for your home design.
Post and Beam Log Home. If you like the look and feel of log work but don’t want a full scribe log house, a post and beam log home may be the perfect fit for you. Probably one of the most popular styles of timber home designs, post and beam provides a natural log surface in and outside the home design but use fewer logs than a full scribe home resulting in cost savings and less settling maintenance. Post and beam log house structures are very flexible and consist of round vertical log posts that carry large horizontal logs on top.
Full Scribe Log Home. When you imagine a traditional log house, a full scribe log house is typically what you think of. Logs are cut with notches and then stacked horizontally on top of one another to form the walls. Full scribe log houses are extremely energy efficient and can withstand extreme weather conditions, hence why most remote log cabin buildings are full scribe log homes. It is important to remember that when building a full scribe log house the home will need a few years to settle. As the logs dry they will shrink and adjust so you want to ensure the log house builder you are working with has properly built your log house for easy maintenance.
Timber Frame Log Home. Timber frame and post and beam log houses are very similar. The main difference is that the timber frame cuts the logs square rather than using round logs. Timber frame log homes typically have timber work featured inside the log home with traditional siding on the outside. More and more you are seeing designers mix and blend the three styles and adding additional elements such as rock to create new looks and log house designs. If you see multiple elements from different designs that you like, you can speak to your designer about how they can combine your vision into their final plan.
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