You Will Be Mesmerized In This Beautiful Yosemite Log Home

The Yosemite is just one of the log house plans you will find when looking for a log house. If a log house design is something you have been considering you will want to go with a log home builder who is good at what they do, and a design that works with your log house budget, lifestyle and needs. The Yosemite log house plan 2,556 square feet of living space, spread out over two floors. On the first floor of this Yosemite log house is 1,600 square feet. The first floor has a front, and a rear covered porch, a great room that opens to above, a master bedroom with bath, dining room with kitchen, powder room and the utility room. On the second floor of the Yosemite there is a game room, and a second bedroom and a bathroom.

The log house designs from Walnut Valley Log Homes are built most commonly with pine. However, cedar and cypress logs are also available. When looking for a log house, you will be faced with a variety of options as to the wood that is being used, the log house design and the style of log house. You might wonder which wood is the best. As for the wood that is used for your log house, it depends on what you want the log house to do. There are more than 80 or more commercial wood species used in the United States and in Canada that can be and have been used for building log houses. These are the most commonly used tree species because they are readily available and reasonably priced. In the East and Northeast, popular wood used for log house designs include White pine, red pine, and Eastern white cedar. In the southeast, you will find white pine, cypress, and yellow pine. In the central part of the country, white pine, yellow pine, and hardwoods such as oak, poplar, walnut.

In the West, you will find Western red cedar, fir, spruce, hemlock, ponderosa and lodgepole pine used for log house design. The supply-and-demand economic principles apply to log house manufacturers as they do in any other sort of business. Most log house manufacturers offer woods that are readily available in the area which they are made because they can purchase the raw building materials at a reasonable cost. That is one of the reasons most log houses are constructed of pine, which is available throughout most of the United States. Some log house manufacturers offer several different species of wood, many of which are not native to the particular region in which the log house companies are located. For example, an East Coast log house manufacturer offering Western red cedar must purchase the raw building material in the Northwest and transport that wood to the East. This adds freight costs to the raw building materials, so a wood species becomes readily available by importing it to the log house manufacturers region, but the price will be affected by the transportation costs. Thus, expect to pay more for a log house made with Western red cedar than a pine log house package when dealing with an Eastern log house manufacturer. All log and wood species produce natural toxins that help the wood to resist attack from fungi and insects. Some logs and woods are more resistant than others. The degree of resistance is determined by the amount and the content of the toxins that are present in the wood. When you smell the aroma of the wood, you are inhaling its naturally produced toxins that make the wood resistant to fungi and insects.

You will find the Yosemite log house design on the Walnut Valley Homes site. On the site, you will find a wide variety of log house plans from these log home builders, along with wood cabins, log house designs and more. **

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