Learn about all of the terms you need to know when planning, building and designing your home.
|Sifting through the spectrum of unfamiliar home terms can sometimes be a daunting task, but not to worry! We've got you covered. Here you will find our ever-growing lexicon of home-related vocabulary, so you can spend less time in the dictionary, and more time planning your dream home.|
Independent or company representatives who provide design, sales and possibly construction services.
A style used in log home construction. One log stops where it meets an intersecting log, and the other log extends past the corner. In most, passing logs have a mortise (cutout) into which the butt log fits for a tight corner.
The strip of material between logs designed to seal the space while adding a distinctive look. Sometimes used solely for looks.
A type of corner used in log home construction. A post is found at each corner into which grooves are cut to hold log ends. it looks very similar to post-and-beam construction.
Corners are made by log intersections that are a signature feature of the log-home look. Corner styles are: intersecting, interlocking, and overlapping.
A style used in log home construction. This style is used with square or rectangular logs. The corner is cut in a fan-shaped wedge and interlocks with perpendicular logs.
Methods to season logs and improve their stability, either naturally (air-drying) or by acceleration (kiln-drying).
Screws, nails or bolts used to hold stacked logs to each other to form the wall unit.
A certification, typically by a third-party agency, of the structural suitability of logs for use as walls and window or door headers.
Tree trunks that are hewn or peeled using hand tools to form logs.