We hired Matt to build us the log home we'd always been dreaming of. The end result is more stunning than we could have imagined. A true work of art.

Leslie K.

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Fine Handcrafted Log Homes From Ontario

Davidson Log and Timber Artisans handcraft beautiful, naturally renewable log and timber frame homes for discerning clients in Ontario, Canada and across the world. We have built our reputation on service and creativity and take great pride in our craftsmanship. If you are looking for a handcrafted log home builder you can trust with your dreamhome, we want you to know that ALL of our clients have been 100% satistfied with the unique and artistic home we have built for them. Learn more about the log home buyers we have served.

What Style of Log Home are You Dreaming of?

If you are here visiting our website, you have probably been dreaming of a log home for a long time now. But do you know what style of log home you are looking for? We offer a variety of log home styles that are built using round logs, square logs, and a combination of the two.

The elegant and timeless Norwegian dovetail log home, which originated in Europe, is our signature square log home style. It’s recognized for its timeless appearance and remarkably long lifespan. The timberframes and piece en pieces we build are a different style of log home that also uses square logs but incorporate other materials as well—whether wood, stone, or brick. These log home style provide the greatest amount of flexibility in design and can be modern and airy, or more rural and country as you prefer.The rustic Scandinavian scribe built from massive locally grown Eastern white pines is the round log style of choice for our more traditional log home clients. If you are a purist when it comes to log homes, this style might be for you.

Still undecided on what log home style best suits you and your lifestyle? See below to learn more. Or contact us today for a personal consultation.

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Every log home we build is one of a kind. Click here to see the unique features of this beautiful log home built in Huntsville, Ontario.

Norwegian Dovetail Square Log Home Styles

Norwegian Dovetail

  • Our signature style: We have revived and mastered the technique
  • Hand hewn heartwood logs are squared for beauty and stability
  • Most stable, decay resistant, and durable log wall in the industry


Scandinavian Scribe Style handcrafted log home

Scandinavian Scribe

  • Traditional rustic log home style made unique with our specialized corner joinery technique
  • Massive round logs hand picked from local pine forest
  • Energy efficient yet hand scribed so perfectly that no chinking is required


Square log timberframe home


  • The modern and versatile alternative to a log house
  • Style mixes squared logs with other construction materials such as wood, stone, or brick
  • High trusswork and exposed beams show off traditional joinery techniques


How Much Does a Log Home Cost?


Now you can estimate how much it would cost to build your dream home using our online log home cost calculator.  It might be closer than you think!

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Are You the Handcrafted Log Home Type?


Handcrafted log home buyers come in many shapes and sizes, but there are a few qualities that our clients share in common. Click here to see if you're the kind of person who is well-suited for a handcrafted log home from Davidson.

Log Building News from Our Facebook Page

October 25, 2016
Making the bath a destination. #loghome #handcrafted #bathroom #Ontario #davidsonloghomes

October 23, 2016
Last day at the Fall Cottage life Show , come by our booth isle 600 to talk about your Future project. #loghome #timberframe

October 13, 2016
#TBT Dad and the girls, and half of a four faced gooseneck. 2000. Bringing the children down to the log yard to see what was keeping their dad away. A handcrafters nemesis of balancing work and home, when there is so much to create! 2000 was also year 1 for DLTA. Time flies, but as history teaches us, log homes will last for centuries, which is what makes every home so special to hand crafters. We aren't just building your home,... we are building our legacy.

September 21, 2016
I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO BUILD A BRIDGE,(probably one of the most symbolic structures that can be built) So when I was invited to help out on this model of the Menai Bridge, I jumped at it. It was a pleasure working with Mr. McCowan and His Dedicated volunteers. I only wish I could have come more often. More information below, on the history,and viewing information of the Worlds first modern suspension bridge, which is linked with the Scottish heritage of Ontario. The three Scarborough panels of the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry are in celebration of the relationship between Scottish settlers and the Canadian forest almost 200 years ago. Of particular interest to woodworkers is that 240 of the Tapestry panels will be suspended on a wooden model of the Menai Suspension bridge, arguably the world’s first modern suspension bridge, designed two centuries ago by Thomas Telford. Telford apprenticed as a stone mason alongside the Thomson brothers who later settled in Scarborough. The wood being used in the “bridge” is all from salvaged trees that have died or been knocked over by the wind (black cherry, ash, maple, white pine, poplar for the most part) and milled on a WoodMizer portable sawmill. Meantime, the critical info regarding the exhibition is here…: The Scarborough Exhibition of the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 115 St. Andrew's Road, Scarborough, Ontario Monday September 19 to Saturday October 1, 2016 Weekdays: Noon to 8:00 pm Saturday, Sept. 24/16: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday, Sept. 25: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Saturday Oct. 1: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm As a fundraiser for the St. Andrew’s Church Steeple Fund, we may auction off half a dozen 10 foot by 16 inch black cherry slabs – hope you might be interested. Thanks very much for your interest in this project, D. B. McCowan, P.Eng., Past Chair Professional Engineers Ontario Education Committee Scottish Diaspora Tapestry World Tour -- Exclusive Ontario Exhibition 305 beautifully hand-stitched panels tell the story of Scots living around the world. For over three centuries, ordinary Scottish folk including coalminers, trades-people, farmers and farm servants have carried their strong work ethic, social institutions and values to the farthest reaches on the globe. In their adopted communities they made new friends, learned together, and shared ideas, perspectives and dreams. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 115 St. Andrew’s Road, Scarborough 416-438-4100 diaspora@standrewsscarborough.ca www.standrewsscarborough.com http://www.scottishdiasporatapestry.org/announcements/toronto-honours-telford FREE ADMISSION Sept. 19 - Oct. 1, 2016 Weekdays: Noon – 8 p.m. Sat. Sept. 24, 10:00 - 6:00 -- Recommended Sun. Sept. 25, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sat. Oct., 1, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thinking Like Telford Thomas Telford Engineering Challenge -- A Pilot Project for Senior Technological Design Students The Scarborough exhibition of the 305-panel / 500 foot Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is unique. Senior Technological Design student teams were invited to design a 36-foot long model of the central unsupported span of the Menai Suspension Bridge by which to hang the Tapestry at the exhibition. The Menai bridge was designed by Thomas Telford (ca 1820) and was, arguably, the world’s first modern suspension bridge. The Scarborough Panels of the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Almost twenty volunteers associated with one early Scottish community – Scarborough, Ontario – completed three Diaspora Tapestry panels in celebration of the relationship between Scottish settlers and the Canadian forest almost 200 years ago. Symbolized in these panels are stories of hardship and survival, and others of prosperity, fellowship and faith – death by falling tree and stump remover; clearing the land for crops; sawmills for the construction of homes, barns and churches; cutting and selling masts for the shipping industry; and Alex Muir’s famous song “The Maple Leaf Forever”. Join us at St. Andrew’s for this fascinating exploration of their stories. Scarborough Scots: Their Vision, Creativity and Innovation And there will also be a very special panel – a tribute to the vision and creativity of Alexander McCowan (founder of the milk marketing movement in Ontario), David A. McCowan (inventor of the Phototeria) and his cousin Clark Young (inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame)… and to James McCowan who had the courage in 1833 to settle his family on a remote bush lot at the edge of the Scarborough Bluffs which no one else had wanted – known today as “Fool’s Paradise”.

September 9, 2016
A fresh new look for the First Norwegian dovetail we constructed 11 years ago.




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