Handcrafted Log & Timber

Squared Log Dovetail Style

Also known as Appalachian style, this method of construction is built out of square timbers with handcrafted dovetail joinery at the corners of the home. The gaps between the timbers are filled with chinking material.

Many homeowners choose the aesthetic of a dovetail log homes because it brings the warmth and beauty of a wood home with flat walls instead of round.

The timbers used for wall logs can be planed smooth, or they can have a hand hewn finish for a rustic, elegant surface.

Dovetail log homes often incorporate timber frame elements, such as trusses, posts or knee braces. This complements the square timbers used in the wall logs.

Anatomy of Dovetail Construction | Caribou Creek Log & Timber

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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
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