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Standard Material Packages

Our Complete Log Home Packages include all of the following items and is one of the most complete in the industry.  Many of our standard items are not even offered as options by other companies.  By comparing our packages and prices to others, you can easily see why we sell our cedar log homes at pine log prices.  Choose our "

Starter Package includes:

Shell Package includes all Starter materials plus the following:

Complete Package includes all Starter and Shell material plus the following:


Wall System Components

  • Precut log wall stock

  • Caulking compound

  • 8" or 10" lag bolts with washers

  • Cedar joining splines

  • Closed cell foam seal strip

Gable End Options

  • Precut log wall stock with accessories above

  • Log siding

Roof System Options

  • Purlins
    Round log or square beam
    Purlin support posts
    Truss assembly - round log or square timber with steel gussets

  • Rafters
    Round log or square beam
    Ridge beam
    Collar ties

Loft Framing Options

  • Ceiling joists - Round log or square beams

  • Tie beams - Round log or square beams

  • Tie beam support posts

Pre-Cut Window & Door Buck

  • Cedar

Dormer Options

  • Precut log wall accessories as above

  • Log siding with false log corners

Porch Framing

  • Roof Support header

  • Support posts - round or square


  • Log siding with false log corners

Construction Assembly Plans

  • Construction instruction booklet


Floor System

  • Sill Seal insulation

  • Built up girder materials
                3 - 2 x 10

  • Pressure treated sill plate
                2 x 8

  • 2 x 10 floor joists

  • Header & doublers

  • Joist ties

  • Metal bridging

  • Sub floor - 23/32 T&G engineered wood panels

Basement Stairs

  • Treads & stringers - 2 x 12

Loft Stairs - Options

  • Treads & stringers 3 x 11

  • Treads & stringers - 1/2 log

  • Rustic log or square handrail

Windows & Patio Doors

  • Andersen Series 400 hi performance windows & doors

  • Screens

Exterior Doors

  • Therma - Tru insulated entry system
    2 panel 1 lite

Roof System

  • Purlin or beam rafter system only
    T&G pine first roof board
    4" rigid insulation - R 7.1 per inch

  • Prefabricated roof trusses as required

  • 2 x 12 rafters - as required

  • 2 x 6 rafter collars - as required

  • 12/32" OSB sheathing

  • 15# felt paper

  • Drip edge

  • Roof shingles - 25 yr. asphalt

  • Ridge vent

Framed Gable & Dormer Material

  • 2 x 4 framing

  • 7/16" OSB sheathing - as required

Loft Floor

  • 5/4 T&G spruce sub floor


  • Joists - 2 x 8 pressure treated

  • Headers - 2 x 8 pressure treated

  • Cedar decking 5/4" radius edge

  • Rails & balusters - rustic log or square cedar

  • Joist hangers


  • Deck - as above

  • Roof framing - 2 x 6 rafters & ceiling joists

  • Ceiling - T&G pine

Exterior Trim

  • Window & door exterior trim - 5/4" cedar

  • Eave trim & facia - 1" pine

  • Soffit - T&G pine


Partition Framing

  • Studs 16" centers - 2 x 4 or   2 x 6

Partition Paneling

  • T&G pine

Interior Doors - Options

  • 6 panel pine - passage

  • Custom cedar - passage

  • Louver bi fold - closet

  • Interior door frames (not pre hung)

  • Interior door lockset & hardware

Interior Trim & Finish

  • Window & door trim - 1" pine

  • Baseboard - 1" pine

  • Frame gable & dormer interior finish - 1" T&G cedar

Loft Rail

  • Rustic log or square rails & balusters - cedar

Ceiling Sheathing at Prefab Truss or 2 x Rafter Roof

  • T&G pine

Katahdin Cedar Log Homes
P.O. Box 145
Oakfield,ME 04763
(800)845 - 4533 / (207) 757 - 8278
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