Southland Log Home

The log home is made of 6 x 8 round round white pine logs. The whole interior of the house is tongue and groove and features a dumbwaiter. 

• Date: 19 November 2021
• Location: Canyon City, CO
• Project Type: New Home Build

About This Log Home

From start to finish this home is

• 19,000 square feet on the main level with

• 3 bedrooms upstairs

• Fully finished walkout basement



The whole exterior of the foundation that was exposed has a river rock foundation or river rock stone. The home is 90 by 90 feet.


The 8-foot wide porch has a true log railing, made by TJ wood products out of Bailey CO. They made the railing for the whole home. The porch decking is all 1 by 6 treated deck floor.


The interior of the log home is all wood except for the dumbwaiter shaft. In the hallway that goes to the master bedroom, there’s a pantry at the right side of that hallway and that pantry has a dumbwaiter that goes to the basement and so it’s lined with sheet rock.

The Kitchen

The cabinets are chicory painted and those are actually ordered out of Lowe’s. He had used his military discount and literally took all the measurements himself. He went to Lowe’s in Houston, TX and they designed everything there and then shipped them to Pueblo, Colorado. There are actually kitchen craft cabinets from California, shipped to Pueblo, Colorado, and then delivered to the job site.

The Stairwell

It’s not a standard stairwell. The two by twelve boards for the steps are routed on the outer edges then polyurethaned.

Basement Ceiling

The ceiling in the basement is kind of a timber frame with tongue and groove.

Basement Finish

When the price was crazy high for OSB at $50 per sheet, we were able to get  T111 boards at Lowe’s with a military discount between $20 and $23 a sheet. And, so instead of using Tongue Groove on the walls and building a frame out because it is an ICF foundation wall, we ended up just doing T111. The project went quickly and got the wood look that was desired.

From Start to finish

We’ve done everything on this house: all the stonework, the deck stairs, and the staining. The only thing we did not install was the metal roof. Everything else was built by us or stained by us. It is stained with Sashco water-based stain on the back steps, the back landings, and everywhere.

The Homeowners story

The homeowner was fully involved with the county inspections. The electrical, plumbing, heating & air, and every aspect from the foundation up while living in Houston. He would come up every two or three weeks. He was close to retirement and actually retired while we were building the house, while his wife was still working. So, when we started doing all the interior finish on the walls, he was in a process of moving to Colorado. Both of them sold their house in Houston, Texas, and then moved to Colorado. They live out of their camper at the job site and my crew in another. And so a lot of his general contracting was done from Houston but once he moved up here, then he was in more of the day to day of the house being built.


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