Located in the Southwestern tip of Virginia, Old Virginia Hand Hewn Log Homes, Inc. is a sixth generation of handcrafters. 6” x 12” logs are actually hewn by hand with an ax, then carved into the home of your dreams. Choose from three log wall systems, all featuring a dovetail corner notch. Corners of all systems are assembled and fitted at the plant.
“Eagle System”: Hand Hewn 6” x 12” logs up to 40’ and dovetail notch corners. Log wall has a 4” gap when logs are set. Logs are grooved to accept a hardboard spline after the gap is filled with insulation and wiring is done. Perma Chink or sand paint is used for exterior finish of the joint.
“Williams System”: Dovetail corners and tongue and groove Hand Hewn 6” x 12” logs are secured with log fasteners. A wooden spline is fitted into a groove top and bottom of each log and sealed as the logs are installed. Special features include overlapping drip edge and versatile V-groove or Chink appearance.
“Huff System”: Dovetail corners and milled 8” x 8” logs are secured with log fasteners. Wooden spline is fitted into a groove top and bottom of each log and sealed as the logs are installed. Our “D” log with flat/round appearance features overlapping drip edge which forms tongue and groove for added protection against the elements.
Complete design and drafting service is available. Our brochure features several standard plans to choose from or we can draw your own ideas. Our plan or yours, no extra charge.
We invite you to visit the two models on site, tour the plant and TEST DRIVE A LOG HOME! Spend a night in our cozy company owned cabin and enjoy country living at its best! Just call for reservations.
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Year founded: 1981
Number of homes produced to date: 2500-4999
Number of builders dealers and representatives: 1-9
Wood species: Douglas fir; Hemlock; White pine
How logs are normally dried prior to shipment: Air dried
Average moisture content of logs upon shipment: 16 to 19%
Type(s) of wall logs you offer: Full or solid wall logs
Log siding Corner notches are: Totally pre-cut
Log lengths are: All pre-cut to required lengths
Solid log gable ends are: Pre-cut to required roofline slope
Available styles of wall log profiles: Flat - inside; Flat - outside; Hand hewn; Rectangular; Round - inside; Round - outside; Other
Heights: 8" & larger
Widths: 6" to 8"
Tongue & Groove Styles: Single
Corner intersection details for available wall log styles: Dovetail Interlock-overlap (both logs extend past the intersection)
Types of fastening devices: Adhesives; Log Fasteners
Types of sealing systems & materials available: Adhesives; Caulking; Chinking; Spline
Types of building code compliances available: Our plans are certified to meet state/local building codes by the company.
Other available services: Our logs are graded by an independent inspection agency prior to shipment. We offer a specific number of hours of on-site technical assistance as a standard part of our contract. We offer a written warranty on all our logs. We offer custom design service. We will deliver and install the log package on your completed sub-floor.