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Your Dream...Our Passion


Welcome!

Thank you for considering Timberhaven Log Homes as the manufacturer of your log home package. Timberhaven’s dedicated staff offers you more than 22 years’ average work experience in the log home industry and centuries of cumulative hands-on know-how to create the log home of your dreams. From your Timberhaven sales representative to the skilled craftsmen in our woodworking shops, we are all committed to providing you with the finest log home package and most professional service and support. Your satisfaction is our highest priority. This brochure is designed as an introduction to our company, product and philosophy. Here you’ll gain important insight into the exciting possibilities that await. Jot down any comments or questions you may have. To learn even more about the log home planning process and Timberhaven Log Homes, simply call your sales representative or visit our website. Again, thank you for your interest. The Timberhaven Family


Quality That Lasts Quality is an integral part of Timberhaven Log Homes. We pay careful attention to each step in the manufacturing process to ensure a quality log home that will last a lifetime. • Kiln-Dried Logs/Timbers provide superior strength and stability with minimal checking, warping or twisting. • Lifetime Warranty on all wood components manufactured by Timberhaven Log Homes. • Name-Brand Components are standard in every Timberhaven Log Homes package. • Quality Assurance with each log graded and stamped to exceed the Log Home Council’s grading certification requirements to achieve a true non-settling log home.

Local Representation Timberhaven Log Homes has a large network of the industry’s best and most knowledgeable representatives. These highly trained and skilled professionals will assist you throughout the entire process. Visit our website to find a representative near you.

Service You Can Count On Timberhaven Log Homes provides unparalleled service and support — before, during and after your log home has been built. The “extras” are standard when you purchase a Timberhaven Log Home. • • • • •

Toll-free technical assistance Detailed drawings Precut packages Presorted inverse stacking Delivery included

Everyone’s Style is Unique Timberhaven Log Homes encourages you to express your style. Let us help you by offering: • A large selection of standard models that can be customized to meet your needs. • Many profiles and corner assemblies to choose from, as well as rustic “hand-hewn” finishes. • Free custom design services to create a unique home that perfectly matches your lifestyle.


The Kiln-Dried Difference The process of kiln-drying controls the amount of moisture in the wood products used to build your home. This wood must be conditioned to the moisture content it will assume in the months and years after construction, otherwise it tends to shrink and twist. Most manufacturers provide only air-dried logs, and buyers are often faced with conflicting information which can lead to confusion and uncertainty. The simple truth is... kiln-drying is the best way to eliminate potential long-term problems with your log home. Unlike “air-dried” logs, our kiln-dried wood products are uniform; less susceptible to unwanted shrinkage, checking and insect infestation; and backed by our Lifetime Warranty! We dry our solid logs, beams and purlins to 19% We gauge moisture content using the “oven dry” ratio method with the most accurate technology available.

average moisture content and our laminate logs to 9% average moisture content. After drying, our wood products are graded by certified inspectors according to the Log Home Council. For more information on kiln-drying, talk to one of our sales representatives or visit our website,

A variety of destructive insects often make their homes deep inside of the trees in our forests. Kiln-drying is the best way to make sure that these bugs (or their eggs) don’t end up in the walls of your home.

“The heat used in kiln-drying lumber (160-180˚F) will kill termites and woodboring beetles.” — Wm. H. Robinson, Wood-Boring beetles chapter, HANDBOOK OF PEST CONTROL, 7th Edition

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Kiln-drying removes more than 10,000 lbs of excess water from an average sized home package, so our logs are lighter and easier to handle.

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“I’ve been building log homes for 28 years. With air-dried logs, sometimes they were so wet that water sprayed out when the spikes were driven in, and they really began cracking and shrinking when the 7. heating season began. That just doesn’t happen with kiln-dried logs.” — John Comer, Builder


Security and Stability


Strength and Beauty The Benefits of Kiln-Drying

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“Pre-shrunk� before milling, ensuring each log is stable and uniform.

Interior and exterior finishes can be applied immediately following construction. Also, applications absorb deeper and last longer.

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Minimal checking, warping or twisting.

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The high heat sanitizes the logs killing mold

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Pitch in the wood is crystallized, reducing the possibility of the sap seeping to the surface of your log wall.

More than 10,000 pounds of water are removed from the average home, significantly reducing the weight of the logs.

and fungi (which cause wood decay), as well as insects, their eggs and larvae.

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Higher insulation values, reducing energy costs and increasing the comfort of your home.


Kiln-Dried Laminate Logs Timberhaven takes the highest grade lumber from professionally managed forests and dries it down to a uniform 9% moisture content. This allows our experienced staff to produce the most stable, virtually check-free, high-grade log available in the market. After the lamination press is complete, we take samples from each piece to ensure that it meets or exceeds the strict breaking tolerances set forth by the industry. Our process has been fine-tuned over many years. We are very proud to offer this high-quality and truly unique product to the market.

The Additional Benefits of Kiln-Dried Laminate Logs

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Virtually no checking. Dryer than a solid log with an average of 9% moisture content. More refined appearance – Accepts stain and preservative the same as the conventional logs and beams.

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Stronger – As an engineered product, the alternating grain of the individual plies provides significant strength and stability to each of the laminated log cants, providing stronger and straighter logs than a solid log of the same species and dimensions.

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Our engineered laminated log provides more

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Superior product at a solid log price!

log profile options.

“In my 27 years in the log home industry, I have provided my customers with what I believe is the best product on the market. I recommend everyone look into the laminated log and really see what benefits you receive from this product.” — Greg Parks, Builder, Searsport, Maine


Log Profiles, Types and Corner Options Trim Corner Option

Solid Log

Log Options Laminated Architectural Log

Trim

Mortise & Tenon

Dovetail

Corner Options Saddlenotch

Solid Log

Log Options Laminated Architectural Log

Trim

Mortise & Tenon

Dovetail

Corner Options Saddlenotch

Mortise & Tenon Corner Option

Log Options

Solid Log

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Dovetail

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Material & Package Specifications Timberhaven Log Homes offers total package flexibility. Our packages are broken down into three areas, combine all three and you’re automatically assured of getting the most complete log home package available. Be careful when comparing — all log homes are not created equal. Avoid unpleasant surprises — the time to know what’s included in your log home package is when you buy, not on the job site.

Log and Timber Package • Kiln-dried, precut, predrilled log walls (Eastern White Pine) • Kiln-dried, precut, predrilled log gables/dormers (Eastern White Pine) • Kiln-dried log siding for exterior framed walls, gables, dormers, garages (Eastern White Pine) • Kiln-dried log siding skirt board (Eastern White Pine) • 4x10 perimeter box • Kiln-dried 6x8 or 8” round loft joists • 8x12 loft beams • Glu-lam loft beams (as required) • Kiln-dried 6x6/8x8 corner posts • Kiln-dried 6x6 or 8x8 or 8” round support posts • Kiln-dried 6x8 rafters, precut • Kiln-dried 6x8 timber trusses/purlins, precut • Kiln-dried 6x8 chimney/skylight framing members • Kiln-dried 6x8 or 8” round collar ties • Kiln-dried 6x8 or 8” round loft ties • Kiln-dried 6x8 or 8” round exposed ceiling beams • Glu-lam ridge beams (as required) • Kiln-dried 6x8 or 8” round porch headers • Butylog sealant tape • Caulking/gaskets/chinking • 12’ lag bolts • Pre-cut splines • 8” polebarn nails • Steel gusset, plates, bolts, nuts, washers • Blueprints • Construction Manual

Notes: No insulation supplied for the underside of the first floor system All materials supplied as applicable based on desired log profile, floor system and roof system

Weather-Tight Package • All first-floor materials: • PT 2x sill plate and sill seal • (4) 2x12 girder beams • PT 6x6 girder support posts • 2x10 floor joists • Metal joist bridging • Metal joist hangers • Construction adhesive • ¾” T&G subfloor sheathing • Name brand windows and exterior doors with hardware, screens and grilles • Name brand exterior doors and hardware • 2x window and door bucks • Exterior window and door trim • 2x load-bearing partition framing • 2x framing for exterior walls, gables, dormers, garages • ½” wall sheathing for framed exterior walls, gables, dormers, garages • Vapor Barrier for framed exterior walls, gables, dormers, garages • Pre-manufactured roof and gable-end trusses • 2x12 rafters • 2x ladder rake • 1” T&G pine soffit paneling • 1” T&G pine ceiling paneling and 15 lb. felt paper below rigid insulation of 6x8 rafter or 6x8 timber truss roof system • 2x fascia • 1x sub-fascia for 6x8 rafter or 6x8 timber truss roof system • ½” roof sheathing with H-clips • Synthetic roofing underlayment • Ice and water shield • 30-year Architectural shingles • Drip edge, flashing • Ridge vent, strip vent • Porch materials • Kiln-dried or PT 6x6 porch posts • Kiln-dried or PT 6x6 porch post braces • Kiln-dried or PT 8” round porch posts • PT 2x floor joists, headers • Metal joist hangers • 2x rafters, 2x ceiling joists

Finish Materials Package • 2x non-load-bearing partition framing • 1” T&G pine interior partition wall and ceiling paneling • 1” T&G pine paneling for interior side of framed gable/dormer walls • R-19 fiberglass insulation for exterior framed gable/dormer walls • Composition floor: • 1” T&G pine subfloor (first layer) • ¾” T&G subfloor (second layer) • 2x6 pine T&G loft flooring • Loft/stair rail materials: • 4x4 posts • 2x4 railing • 8” round posts • 4 ½” round railing • 2” round balusters • Solid-wood, raised-panel interior doors with hardware • Solid-wood, raised-panel or louvered bi-fold doors with hardware • Interior pine trim for windows, interior and exterior doors • Interior window sills • ¼” pine baseboard • R-38 fiberglass insulation for 2x rafter roof, pre-manufactured truss roof systems • Insulation baffle board and plastic vapor barrier for 2x rafter roof, pre-manufactured truss roof systems • Stair materials: • Basement: 2x12 stringers, 2x treads • Finish: 2x12 stringers, 2x treads, 1x pine risers • Exposed 4x12 pine stringers, 4x pine treads • Spiral: 4x12 pine treads, 4x6 posts with 1” rope handrail, pre-cut (will not meet IRC) • Log: log stringers, ½” log treads, pre-cut (will not meet IRC) • Deck/Balcony materials: • Kiln-dried or PT 6x6 posts • Kiln-dried or PT 2x4 railings • Kiln-dried or PT 2x2 balusters • Kiln-dried or PT 8” round posts • Kiln-dried or PT 4 ½” round railing • Kiln-dried or PT 2” round balusters • PT 5/4 flooring • PT 2x floor joists, headers • Metal joist hangers • Porch materials: • 1” T&G pine ceiling paneling • PT 5/4 flooring • Kiln-dried or PT 2x4 railings • Kiln-dried or PT 2x2 balusters • Kiln-dried or PT 4 ½” round railing • Kiln-dried or PT 2” round balusters • Exterior preservative, stain, insecticide


Seven Steps to Successful Log Home Planning Every successful project starts with a great plan that is put into action. Our Timberhaven representatives are here to help you develop the perfect plan of action for your custom-built log home. Here are seven basic steps to help you along your journey.

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You’ll want the perfect home plan to complement your piece of property. If you haven’t already decided on a home plan, we encourage you to utilize the designs on our website as a good starting point. A Timberhaven sales representative can help develop your design, or we invite you to our corporate headquarters in Pennsylvania to meet with one of our design professionals to help make your unique design a reality.

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Call your Timberhaven Log Home Representative to arrange a personalized home tour and begin planning your new home. Working together, you’ll decide on how much home you can afford to build, financing considerations, contractors, package options and more. If you’ve selected a home design, your representative can provide price estimates or submit a request for a free detailed pricing. At this point you may also consider attending one of our Planning and Construction Workshops.

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In the early stages of your planning, it’s time to meet with a financial professional of your choice to formally qualify you for the purchase of your log home project. About a week after the initial consultation, you’ll meet again with your representative to review the detailed estimate, finalize any necessary plan modifications and submit a $3,000 plan deposit to start preliminary blueprints. Your deposit will “freeze” the price of your package for a period of 6 months. Now you can submit a loan application to your financial institution.

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Shipped along with our instructional Construction Manual, your dream home’s preliminary plans will be ready to review within four weeks. After any modifications are finalized, you’ll sign off on the preliminary plans and place a 20% deposit so that the official construction blueprints can be completed.

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It’s time to select a date for your home package to be delivered. Please allow up to eight weeks from the time your plan deposit is received. The closing date of your financing needs to be scheduled at least two weeks prior to delivery.

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Lastly, site preparation can be started while Timberhaven Log Homes cuts and prepares your new log home package. Final payment is due upon delivery.

Happy Building!


The Complete Package


A Sampling of the Best in Log Home Living Choose from dozens of standard plans! Visit our website at www.timberhavenloghomes.com for more plans, or contact your local Timberhaven representative to discuss your own custom-designed Log Home.

Valley View Property type: Two-Story Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Square Feet: 1,331

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Brookside Property type: Two-Story Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Square Feet: 2,467

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Mountain View Property type: Two-Story Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Square Feet: 1,849

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Lakeside Property type: Cape Cod Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Square Feet: 2,241

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Pleasant Grove Property type: Two-Story Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Square Feet: 3,635

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Keystone Property type: Two-Story Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Square Feet: 2,066

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Clear Creek Property type: Two-Story Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Square Feet: 1,434

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Take the First Step Your Dream...Our Passion

Timberhaven Log Homes, LLC 434A Swartz Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837

855.306.5678 www.timberhavenloghomes.com


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