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Located in Bonners Ferry, Idaho


Handcrafted Log Homes

Non-Settling Chink Style

One of the most iconic styles of log home construction, our handcrafted non-settling chink style log homes are crafted with saddle notches at the corners and the spaces between the logs are filled with chinking. Our optional engineered non-settling system uses a series of lag bolts to secure, or “freeze”, the position of each wall log. This proven system has been tested and measured over the course of several years after our homes are finished, and shows no loss in the wall heights. This is a wonderful option for homeowners who want to avoid building methods that allow for settling.

Gone are the days of moss or cement stuffed in the lateral gaps between logs. Advanced formulas allow modern chinking to stretch and contract with the logs as they adjust to seasonal changes in temperature and moisture. Chinking comes in many colors to complement your stain color choice.

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 tighter. Our construction techniques take settling into account, and actually work with the natural tendencies 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.

Anatomy of Log Construction

Hand Crafted Log Home Diagram with labels

Handcrafted Log Home Photos


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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