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Located in Bonners Ferry, Idaho


Appalachian Dovetail Homes 

Appalachian Dovetail homes are built out of squared 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 log 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. Not sure what you want? Our team at Caribou Creek would be happy to help you decide which style you prefer.

Dovetail log homes often incorporate timber frame components, such as trusses, posts or knee braces. These elements complement the square timbers used in the wall logs and showcase the beauty integrated in the structural design.

Anatomy of Appalachian Dovetail Homes


Dove tail construction diagram with labels

Some of our Appalachian Dovetail Homes


On behalf of the project team at Donovan Brother we would like to thank you and your company employees for the outstanding job you did on our project.
Since the project has been completed we have received many compliments on your work. Specifically the third part log inspector noted that the logs on our project are “probably the most beautiful he has seen in his 40yr career.” Our team couldn’t agree more.

We appreciate your attention to detail and budget minded approach when it came to our project. Everything came together on schedule and turned out better then expected.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your team to other firms or utilize Caribou Creek on our future projects.

Doug Donovan, Donovan Brothers, Inc.

“…Our home is just beautiful – even better than the picture I had in mind when it was just a blueprint.”

Karen Tucker

“The single best investment that I have made in this project was to come to Bonners Ferry to meet your team and work with them on the final design details associated with my log home. Your people made the overall experience and product something that truly differentiates Caribou Creek.”

Bob Van Beber –

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195 Sunrise Rd. | Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805

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