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South Dakota Log Homes
2424 Serenity Dr.
Watertown, SD 57201
P: 605-881-3459

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We feature Log Homes, Log Cabins, Complete Log Home Packages, and Log Home Kits from one of North America's leading Log Home manufacturers (Strongwood Log Home Company). From rustic cabins to contemporary log homes, we guarantee you'll get your new log home started right with our unique building programs, and excellent customer service. 
Design your own log home or log cabin, or choose one of our log home plans, then let the South Dakota Log Homes staff help you pick the log style and building program that fits you best.  Strongwood's Design Department will do all of the design work necessary for construction. We can also provide log building assistance for the do-it yourselfer.
 
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You will find that working with South Dakota Log Homes is easy. We are thorough, knowledgeable, fair, and very reliable. We encourage you to compare us to anyone else in the log home business. We are positive that when you do, you will not want to work with anyone else, but the folks at South Dakota Log Homes the authorized dealers for Strongwood Log Home Company.  Please contact us soon!
 
 

RecentNews
The Most Complete Package "Bar None"
Date: Monday, June 01, 2009
Introducing The Most Complete
Log Package BAR NONE.

Dear Friend:

We are pleased that you are considering Strongwood Log Home Company to provide materials for your

new log home. We are passionate about providing industry-leading service and only the highest quality

materials. Please contact your Strongwood representative immediately if you need additional service or

any additional clarification of this document. We will do everything in our power to make planning and

building your dream home an enjoyable experience.

This summary is based on Strongwood Log Home Company’s All-Inclusive Log Home Package. All

materials listed below will be provided in the quantities needed to build your home based on our detailed

Construction Documents. Please also note the Homeowner’s Responsibility Sheet at the end of this

document, which as a service lists items that must be purchased in addition to the Strongwood-provided

materials to complete your home.

Logs and Joinery: Strongwood provides Completely Kiln-Dried Logs that are among the finest in our

industry. Wall logs are dried in a kiln on average for over 30 days at temperatures up to 170 degrees.

Larger diameter logs are dried even longer. Most importantly, we quality test moisture content to the core

of the logs to insure they are between 15% to 19% moisture content. This testing is done according to the

The National Association of Homebuilders Log Home Council Grading Program and quality stamped upon

passing by Timber Products Inspection. The end result is a log wall system that has virtually no settling,

shrinking, minimal checking/cracking, lower labor costs, and less maintenance.

Log Size & Style: Strongwood offers a wide variety of log sizes and profiles, including Round logs,

Square logs, and even D-logs, which are round on the exterior and flat in the interior of the home. For

corner styles, we offer Saddle-Notch, Dovetail, Butt & Pass and Post corner systems. The profiles and

corner styles can be done with a wide variety of log profile, size and corner variations, which your

Strongwood representative can explain in detail.

Wall Log Insulation Kit: Asphalt-Impregnated Foam Gasket, Energy Seal Sealant and Wood Dowels.

Fastener Kit: 11”, 13” & 15” Log Hog Screws as Required.

Check Kit: Foam Backer Rod and Conceal Sealant.

Foundation / Lower Level: Strongwood provides the design specifications for the foundation and

includes any necessary framing, posts, stairs and insulation. For finished basement interiors, Strongwood

provides log siding, tongue & groove paneling, doors, trim, bathroom fixtures, fireplace, interior and

exterior manufactured stone and other finish items as requested. Exterior finish generally includes

Strongwood-provided log siding, windows, doors, trim and stone per plan. Excavation, drain tile, footings,

concrete, drywall and flooring coverings are by others.

Main Floor: The main floor is the heart of a Strongwood Log Home, constructed of full logs or log siding

per client preference from our wide selection of choices. Features include nine to ten foot ceilings, solid

wood posts and beams, cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, sinks, interior and exterior doors, windows, trim,

fireplace, stone, tongue & groove wall and ceiling paneling, conventional partition wall framing and I-joist

floor system with ¾” high performance OSB subfloor floor (specifications may vary per plan). Floor

coverings and any drywall are by others.

Floor System:

Pressure Treated Sill Plate and Sill Seal

LVL Support Beams and Girders per plan (no steel included)

9½” or 11 7/8 ” I-Joists per plan

Rim Joist

Hangers, Post Bases and Caps per plan

Blocking as required

¾” High performance T&G OSB Subfloor

Subfloor Adhesive

Insulation per plan

Log Plate

Log Siding Rim Joist Band

Interior Framing

2x4” and 2x6” Framing, Plates and Studs per plan

2x and LVL Headers per plan

Exterior Framed Walls per plan if log sided

Stair System & Railings

Laminated Stringer w/ Southern Yellow Pine Treads and Risers with Conventional Landing

or

Round Log Stringers Coped to Accept Half-Log Treads

Half Log Stringers w/ Mortise & Tenon Half Log Treads

Square Timber Stringers w/ Mortise & Tenon Timber Treads

Cedar Log Railing per plan

PostsM

illed or Handcrafted Round Heavy Timber Posts per plan

Milled Square Heavy Timber Posts per plan

Finish Materials

1x6” Tongue & Groove Pine for first floor ceiling and interior walls where specified on plan

2x6” Tongue & Groove Pine for first floor ceiling where specified as structural on plan

Log Siding to match full log walls for interior walls where specified on plan

1x4” Smooth Sawn or 6” Round Interior Trim for interior wall openings

1x4” or 1x6” Rough Sawn Cedar or 6” Round Exterior Trim for exterior wall openings

Second Floor: The second floor of a Strongwood home is constructed with a conventional I-joist floor

system or with structural round or square log beams covered with 2x6” tongue & groove pine. Exterior

walls may be full log or conventionally framed with cedar shingles or siding to match the logs below.

Solid wood posts and beams, cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, sinks, interior and exterior doors, windows,

trim, tongue & groove wall and ceiling paneling and conventional partition wall framing are all included

per plan. Floor coverings and any drywall are by others.

Second Floor System

Heavy Timber Support Beams and Girders per plan

Conventional I-Joists with ¾” High performance T&G OSB Subfloor

or

Structural Round or Square Log Beams covered with 2x6” Tongue & Groove Pine Decking

Rim Joist per plan

Hangers, Post Bases and Caps per plan (conventional fasteners by others)

Blocking as required

Subfloor Adhesive

Log Siding for Rim Joist Band

Second Floor Exterior walls

Full Log Gables and Dormers to match first floor logs

or

2x4” or 2x6” Insulated Wall with 7/16” OSB Sheathing w/ Cedar Shingles or Log Siding

2x and LVL Headers per plan

Optional False Corners to match first floor logs

Interior Framing

2x4” and 2x6” Framing, Plates and Studs per plan

2x and LVL Headers per plan

Finish Materials

1x6” Tongue & Groove Pine for ceiling and interior walls where specified on plan

Log Siding to match full log walls for interior walls where specified on plan

1x4” Smooth Sawn or 6” Round Interior Trim for interior wall openings

1x4” or 1x6” Rough Sawn Cedar or 6” Round Exterior Trim for exterior wall openings

Roof Framing:

Conventional Roof Rafters and/or Trusses as required per plan

Round Log or Square Timber Rafters, Purlins and/or Trusses per plan

Column Caps as required

Hangers, Straps, and Mechanical Fasteners

2x4” & 2x6” Framing for rakes and lookouts

2x6” Subfascia

1x6” Tongue & Groove Pine Soffit

1x6”, 1x8”, 1x10” or 1x12” Rough Sawn Cedar Fascia per plan

2” Vent Strip

5/8” OSB Roof Sheathing with Clips or 2x6” Tongue & Groove Pine where indicated

Insulation as specified on plan

Porch and Deck:

2x6”, 2x8”, 2x10” and/or 2x12” Treated Porch and Deck Framing per plan

5/4x6” Treated or Cedar Decking per plan

1x4” Doug Fir Decking for Screened Porches or 3-Seasons Rooms only, if applicable

Round or Square Porch Posts per plan

Porch Roof Systems: Conventional, Round or Square Rafters w/ 1x6”, 1x12” or 2x6” Sheathing

Garage:

Pressure Treated Sill Plate and Sill Seal

2x4” or 2x6” Framing, Plates and Studs per plan

7/16” OSB Sheathing

2x and LVL Headers per plan

Housewrap

Log Siding to match main house with or without False Corners (as specified)

2x Window Bucks for framed wall areas

Roofing:

15# Felt and Ice & Water Shield

30-year Architectural Shingles (color TBD)

Starter, Cap, Drip Edge, gutter apron, Strip Vent and Ridge Vent

Windows and Doors:

Pella Windows: ProLine, Architect or Designer Double-Hung/Awning/Casement Windows

Pella Doors: French Doors, Sliders and/or Fir-Grain Fiberglass Door per plan

Front Door: Timber Valley Millwork Entry Door per plan

Secondary Entry Doors: 36” Steel Door(s) per plan

Finish:

Exterior Stain: Sikkens Log & Siding (color TBD)

Interior Stain: Perma-Chink Lifeline Interior (color TBD)

Perma-Chink Acrylic Interior (finish TBD)

Interior Doors:

Pine Valley Collection by Timber Valley Millwork Models T-102V, T-106, or T-108 (TBD)

4 9/16" Jambs

Hardware:

Emtek Sandcast Bronze Series Hardware for interior doors and entry doors (see brochure)

Garage Doors:

Wayne Dalton Model 311 Garage Doors with Lites, Installed w/ Opener(s)

Cabinetry:

Kitchen Cabinetry Included: HomeCrest or upgrade to Dynasty/Omega

Bathroom & Laundry Cabinetry Included: HomeCrest or upgrade to Dynasty/Omega

Several door styles to choose from in each line

Wood dovetail drawers, full extension glides with soft close

All mouldings included (crown, scribe, toe)

Standard hardware selections included

 

Counter Tops:

Cultured Marble countertops included in bathrooms only

Granite, solid surface and laminate kitchen counter tops by others

Plumbing Fixtures:

Kitchen Plumbing Fixtures Included: Delta or Kohler sink, faucet, drain and disposal

Bathroom Plumbing Fixtures Included: Delta or Kohler sink, faucet, tub/shower faucet;

toilet, tub/shower/whirlpool (per plan); towels bars/rings, tissue holder (per plan)

Laundry Plumbing Fixtures Included: Laundry sink/faucet per plan

Appliances: GE, Wolf and Sub Zero kitchen and laundry appliances per specifications.

Insulation:

R38 Ceiling/Roof Insulation for house

R19 Framed House Walls

R-11 Perimeter Basement Walls

First Floor System Insulation

Insulation/Caulk for openings

Fireplace & Stone:

Heatilator Gas or Wood Burning Fireplace(s) per plan

Cultured Stone Allowance for fireplace and/or foundation per plan


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