Handcrafted Log & Timber

Log Full Scribe Style

Also known as Swedish Cope and Scandinavian Full Scribe, in this construction method our craftsman use a scribing tool to painstakingly transfer the contours of the lower log onto the upper log, and then cut the upper log to fit snugly on top.

When the logs are assembled on your building site, a layer of gasket material is hidden within the lateral joints to prevent any bugs intruding into your home. This style fits together very tightly, and does not require chinking.

As the logs adjust to their final climate, some settling is to be expected; this is normal, and just makes the home even more tight. Our construction techniques take settling into account, and actually work with the natural tendancies of the wood to allow for this movement.

We work with your contractor to help them understand best practices for finishing a home constructed with live material such as this, and are always available for technical support.

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Caribou Creek began in 1989 as a family business started by the three Byler brothers. Since that time, it has worked its way to become a premier builders of log and timber projects in the United States and worldwide.


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Caribou Creek Log & Timber
195 Sunrise Road
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805


Caribou Creek has more than fulfilled my vision.  Their honesty, integrity, truthfulness and state-of-the-art craftsmanship is beyond reproach.Richard E. McClellanCaribou Creek Log Home Owner
Caribou Creek is a member of NFIB. NFIB represents the interests of small and independent business owners before federal and state legislative and executive branches of government. As a matter of policy, NFIB does not endorse or promote the products and services of its members.
Caribou Creek is a member of the International Log Builders Association

Caribou Creek is a member of Safari Club International, a leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide.

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