FAQs About Our Log Cabin Kits
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The team at Log Cabins for Less has over 25 years combined experience dealing with customers all over the nation, and beyond. Though the company is still young, it is the experience and commitment to our customers that help to form a lasting relationship with our customers for years, long after their home has been built. We have even had customers come to work with us, making our team that much better, enhancing the customers experience, while building their dream log home. We are proud to be members of the better business bureau, with an A+ rating
Even though we are happy to quote any floor plan you may have, most of the packages we sell are for modestly priced homes. Many times our customers are “paycheck to paycheck” kind of people. So many people dream of building their own log home but end up buying from another log home company where they end up paying thousands of dollars more than they would if purchased from LCFL. Other log home companies include in their packages items that we suggest the customer purchase locally (such as 2 x 4”s, roofing felt, windows if shipping is long distance, etc.) in order to save on shipping charges and to prevent possible damage, especially since our packages ship to all parts of the U.S. and beyond.
Absolutely! Some of the benefits of kiln drying include that all insects, eggs, bug larvae, mold and fungi are killed in the process. It also minimizes log shrinkage, plus no harsh chemical treatments are needed for kiln dried logs, as it sanitizes them. Finishes penetrate deeper and are longer lasting which also adds strength to the logs.
Cracks in logs are known as “checks,” and are a natural occurrence in log homes. A check is a crack in the surface of the log, which does not go through the diameter. Checks are small and do not present a structural problem in the home. Checks can be small or they can be rather long and noticeable. Usually they are considered a characteristic of logs, adding to the rustic appearance. However, checks on an upward curve can possibly collect rain or snow and should be sealed. Checks on a lower curve can be sealed if you choose. We do offer a Sashco product called Conceal that works perfectly for checks and it’s available in a variety of colors. It can be used inside or outside.
Yes, we can provide Western Red Cedar which is air dried or Northern White Cedar which is kiln dried. Please call for current pricing.
Originally, we were only pricing the logs, log screws and foam tape in our packages. But recently we changed the format to include stains and sealants, floor plans and much more. Please see lists of included items with each package.
A regular building permit should be sufficient. However, once your local building codes official has looked at our plans, our designer will work with them and make modifications if necessary, to ensure that your home is compliant; meeting all building codes.
Yes, please follow this link: https://www.logcabinsforless.com/photo-gallery/. If you don’t see the plan you’re looking for, please ask as we don’t currently have all of them posted.
Log Cabins for Less does not do the building but we can provide a list of possible builders for you. We can also provide almost all the building supplies you will need for a turnkey home including doors, windows, flooring, log railing, beams and more.
Our cabins are not pre-built or pre-cut. All logs are random lengths of 8′ to 16′ and all cutting is done on site. We can do custom packages according to what you need, in other words, we will sell just the logs, screws and foam tape or we will provide a package with just what you want.
In most cases, you can figure on $3.00/mile from Greeneville, TN to your location. This will give you an approximate cost only.
Absolutely; as little or as much as you want.
Most customers wish for a unique and personalized log home according to their budget and comfort. Even if you choose one of our floor plans, modifications can be made at no additional charge if the changes are minor. Or you may choose to change the location of a door or window and with our packages that is possible, but not so in a pre-built and pre-numbered kit. Or you may have your own floor plan or sketch that you wish to build from. In any case it’s our intent to provide you with a log home you have dreamed of.
We plan to make instructional videos in the very near future on how to build your new log home. Until then our team of experts are there for you every step of the way to answer any questions you may have, to guide you from beginning to end.
We have a showroom at our location at 406 North Irish Street in Greeneville Tennessee. Also, we are currently in the process of building our future model home / sales office at 15195 West Andrew Johnson Highway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee. Come see us, we’d love some help!
Most of our customers have never built a log home before but with a bit of research and instructional help from our team; have been very successful at building their cabin by themselves. Please check our reviews.
Log Cabins for Less is not a big box store. We provide specialty building products to customers throughout the US. With that said, we do not provide framing material such as 2×4’s, 2×6’s, plywood, etc. We also don’t provide plumbing and electrical fixtures as well. We can, however, provide you with quality building products, well below the prices that your local building will give you. These products include:
- Tongue and Groove products for your interior walls
- Matching log siding for a detached garage, Utility buildings, and she-shed that she’s been wanting
- Trim Boards
- Wood flooring, both pre-finished and finished
- Solid Knotty pine interior doors, with matching closet doors. Customers can choose their choice of hinge finish, at no extra charge
- Complete line of kitchen cabinets, thousands below the big box stores
- Northern white cedar log railing- great for that rustic look