Over forty years of excellence..
When it comes to custom designing your log home, we’re ready to put the power of our in-house design department to work for you. At Wyoming Log Homes we use the latest in computer aided design to create a unique log home tailored to match your individual needs.
Starting with your first look at our standard house plans through to the completion of your final blueprints, we value your involvement. Each step is essential to achieve and floor layouts which are suitable for loan applications and contractor bidding.
We are a manufacturer and builder of high quality, pre-cut and pre-drilled custom log homes. Our talented craftsmen have built many custom homes over the years with one goal in mind, to meet the high expectations of each individual customer.
The range of designs are limitless, and all designs may be modified to meet your requirements. Please feel free to blend architectural features, other floor plans, arrangements, or special amenities and conveniences you would like to have in your own home.
Each WLH log has milled square sides with hand-peeled corners. Logs are milled from standing dead dry or fire killed dry timber, typically Lodge Pole Pine, Spruce, or Ponderosa Pine. These wood varieties produce high-grade logs with exceptional strength and visual appeal. Our goal is to maximize the unique character of each log to enhance your investment.
Spruce and Lodge Pole Pine are our primary woods. Ponderosa Pine and Douglas fir are also available. We use these trees because they are even and straight grained, low moisture content, few knots, low log twist and are structurally sound. We use Douglas fir when needed for long spans and also for decking. These trees are not harvested green. They are Pine Beetle kill, standing dead, or fire kill. This insect intrusion is what gives the logs their blue hue. The blue hue is made by the tree’s response to the beetles. Essentially, the trees used are culled from forests to prevent forest fires and to maintain animal habitat.
Our main supply of logs comes out of British Columbia, directly north of us in Canada. We also use local lumber and we select these logs using the same high standards as we do with all our logs. It is said that a house is only as good as its foundation. It can also be said that a log home is only as good as its log
Swedish Cope Settles..
Settling is a common problem experienced with the more common “Swedish Cope” log shape. The standard in the industry for years, Swedish Cope construction has proven to result in consistent settling of 1 ½ inches on an 8-foot, milled-log wall, and as much as 6 inches in an 8-foot, hand-peeled log wall. Settling can result in a myriad of problems for the builder or homeowner, including buckled door jams, crushed windows, damaged electrical wiring, collapsed roofs, and structural shifting.
..Our Square Log Solution
WLH square logs eliminate the settling problem by increasing the amount of contact between log courses to 7-8 inches – nearly double the contact typical in Swedish Cope construction. Square logs provide the maximum insulation properties available in log home construction. WLH logs are milled to fit flush along their length, increasing overall thermal mass and requiring very little additional sealing or gap insulation.
Square logs result in superior interior fit and finish, as well. With no rounded sides to work with, interior cabinetry and decorations install easily and without awkward transitions. Round logs make contact at narrow points that require supplemental insulation such as caulking, foam strips, and additional chinking to prevent heat loss. A square log allows the builder four sides to choose from when constructing your home. The log side with the most character can be placed where it will have the most visual impact. Less attractive features can be placed out of sight.
WLH logs stack evenly while still showing off all the grain and color you expect in a log home, with no two logs looking the same.