People who love log homes and want a log home usually have an image in their minds of what that home should look like. They way the completed home’s exterior will look depends in great part on the profile used to shape the logs that will go into a custom Honest Abe Log Homes kit.
Here are examples of how each of our profiles looks on a finished home.
D-Log – 8×8 or 6×8
Our milled D log is planed smooth on all sides for a beautiful appearance. This log system also features an inserted corner notch and a milled drip edge. These time-tested methods of joinery ensure an air-tight seal that keeps the outside elements outside. The logs are locked together with a large, single tongue and groove and a foam gasket and wood-binding sealer are applied between each course before fastening.
Genesis Logs – 6×12 or 8×12
The Genesis log is a big 6″ x 12″ log that gives you that Appalachian feel but with no interior chinking. The exterior surface of the log is rough textured and has a groove at one edge that can be finished with chinking or without it as desired. The interior surface is smooth and enhances the massive feeling so characteristic in this log style. Dovetail corners complement the look and ensure a tight fit. The logs are locked together with a large single tongue and groove. A foam gasket and wood-binding sealer are applied between each course before fastening.
Nothing offers the true feeling of rustic log home living better than our Original Chinked log system. This 6″ x 10″ log features a rough-textured exterior surface, a smooth interior surface and the traditional look of chinked log joint. This log system is constructed with a solid spline between each log course, and chinking material is applied on both the interior and exterior sides of the wall. Dovetail corners complement the look and ensure a tight fit. This log may also be hand-hewn for the authentic look of a “real” log cabin. The logs are sealed with a large single tongue and groove and fastened together.
Dovetail D-Log – 6×12 or 8×12
Three highly requested features are brought together in the 8×12 Dovetail D-Log to create a widely desired building system. This log style combines smooth interior walls with a v-groove and a D-shaped profile on the exterior, the mass and energy efficiency of an 8″ x 12″ log size and the trusted, Appalachian-style dovetail corner system. This log-on-log system incorporates a single tongue-and-groove, specialized gasket and a wood-binding sealer between each course.
We are so proud of the corner design in this log system, we included it in the name. Better than a traditional saddle notch, the interlocking corners in the 8″ x 8″ or 10″ x 10″ round log offers a design unsurpassed in strength and “seal-ability.” The logs are locked together with a large, single tongue-and-groove. A foam gasket and sealer are applied between each course before the logs are fastened together with screws. The full round log is planed smooth on all sides, giving a Western feel to any design.