If you had to pick just one word to describe the fullscribe style log home, stunning might be the right one.
Hearthstone has always featured highly crafted homes with a rich heritage, jaw-dropping architectural effect, and hundreds of years of history backing up the joinery, the details, and the construction techniques.
If you want a high quality log or timber frame structure of ANY style, Hearthstone is the one place in the world to get anything you can imagine. We have the hand hewn, dovetailed log home. We have the timber frame home. And, on this page, you see the… stunning… fully scribed, chinkless log home.
This style of log home began perhaps a thousand years ago in northern Europe and Russia, and is frequently referred to as Scandinavian. That general look — round logs without Chinking between the logs — can be achieved with various techniques from milled interlocking logs — to unscribed natural shaped logs — to partially scribed natural shaped logs — to fully scribed, carved, and matched logs. Some systems do not require Chinking between the logs and others require a small amount of Chinking. When it comes to the very broad term “round log home”, there is a great range of technique, quality, looks, and price.
At Hearthstone, our flagship round log home is a fully hand scribed structure of massive logs with the unique shape of each log traced onto, and carved out of, the log above it. As is Hearthstone’s heritage, we reproduce the tested, and aesthetically-appealing teachings of our ancestors. With the fully scribed style, Hearthstone builds upon four decades of experience with huge logs, complex joinery, massive timber framing, and the experience and service that comes from producing thousands of log and timber homes and commercial structures.
We can also build you a home of the more common round, chinkless log homes that are milled into a particular shape. At Hearthstone, however, you get many product improvements with this style of home that you wouldn’t see from most companies.
Usually reserved for larger scale homes, these homes often use Eastern White Pine large diameter trees between 14″ and 24″ with lengths up to 24 feet. The logs are hand-scribed to fit the natural taper of the tree and then finished with a draw knife. Roof overhangs are increased for scale and ultimate protection. The second floor beams and roof rafters are often round and tapered to match the aesthetic beauty of the logs. Chinking or caulking is used between log joinery, depending on aesthetics.
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