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Custom Milled Timber Homes

The custom milled timber method uses white pine timbers with a precise and quality cut. This historical method uses either the Notch and Pass technique or the Dovetail Corners technique.


The timbers are pre-cut in our shop so they fit perfectly by a simple superposition. These varied sizes and styles of wooden pieces allow for increased design possibilities both inside and out. These houses are delivered ready for assembly.

The Notch and Pass Technique

The custom milled timber technique is a modern method of building log homes. Each row of custom milled 8 x 12 tongue and groove timbers is sealed with a concealed self-expanding polyurethane gasket creating an air-tight, energy efficient wall.

Since the timbers are finished on both sides, there is no reason for insulation or drywall on the interior, thus saving time and costs.

These structures are available in eastern white pine.

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The Dovetail Corners Technique

A dovetail joint or simply dovetail is a joint technique most commonly used in woodworking joinery and is noted for its resistance to being pulled apart. A series of tails cut to extend from the end of one timber interlock with a series of tails cut into the end of another timber. The tails have a trapezoidal shape. Once attached, a wooden dovetail joint requires no mechanical fasteners.

With the inevitable settlement of any solid wood construction, the dovetail actually works by locking the corners. In other words, the more the construction moves and ages, the more solid the corners become. See also the Notch and pass technique.

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