|These homes are
truly stunning masterpieces of permanent folk architecture. They have been developed in
partnership with world-famous artist and designer, Bob Timberlake®. They feature extensive
timber framing and massive logs (14"-24" in diameter). The logs are naturally
contoured on the top and bottom (at the chink joint), but hewn flat on the sides - as they
were 200 years ago. They are a better-than-the-original reproduction of the look and feel
of those 200 year old homes.
In the 1700's and
1800's, log homes were constructed in all parts of the United States. Other than the very
crudest, temporary structures, the vast majority of those homes were constructed of logs
hewn flat on the
sides, chinked between the logs, and joined at the corners with some variation of a
dovetail-type notch. This basic technique was employed for important technological
reasons. Those technological reasons are still highly relevant today. For those reasons -
and because we believe the hand-hewn, dovetail look to be the most passionately appealing
- that is the basic style of a Hearthstone log home.
When world famous artist and designer Bob Timberlake needed a log home to compliment his Bob Timberlake furniture collection, he searched the entire industry and chose Hearthstone. Visit his stunning furniture and art gallery - shown here in Lexington, North Carolina.
beauty of a hand crafted log home is that it is timeless. Whether newly completed or
a landmark, a hand crafted log home is a link to our past . . . a part of our
heritage . . . a symbol which sets us aside as Americans. Log homes represent
all that is good in this country . . . independence, self
sufficiency, the values of friendship . . . and the importance of family." - Bob Timberlake
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