Pioneer Styling with
State of the Art Technology
Please note the size of our logs when compared to the most popular log used today. Our logs are 8"x12" compared to the 6'x8" log offered by others. The pictures below are scale drawing comparisons.
Our post and beam interior construction which consists of 8"x12" drop beams and 8"x12" support posts. The ceiling joists which double as floor joists for the second floor are 4"x12"... massive indeed when compared to other log home packages. You will never experience any swag or twist in our construction. A special cut log is mitered in the factory to receive every ceiling joist. COUNTRY ROAD LOG HOMES features a "four way lock corner." It is a part of the patented inter-locking corner. The logs which make up the wall cannot move in either direction. Not only does this eliminate any shifting, it makes the log kit easier to build and insures a plumb wall.
But the most radical and
greatest feature of the Country Road log wall is the continuous "through rod
wall construction." At the factory, each log is pre-bored - (sixteen inches
on center). When the logs are stacked according to the blueprint, the holes
are inline. Our logs are not spiked or nailed together. The logs are simply
stacked to the complete height of the wall-then a 5/8" threaded rod is
inserted from top to bottom-sixteen inches on center along the complete
length of the wall. When the rods are tightened, obviously the compression
realized is tremendous. However, here is the main benefit. Because of the
unique design and innovation, the wall can be tightened again a year from
now, or 10 years from now, after all shrinking and settling is over. This
eliminates the major problem with log homes today-the gapping between the
logs allowing air and water infiltration.