"Davidson Log & Timber Artisans built our home in 2003, Their craftsmanship and attention to detail was exceptional! The project was on time and on budget. We look forward to working together on our next project."

Joy, W.

Log homes are built from nature's finest material for home building.

Log House Products & Materials

Whether provided by nature or purchased from suppliers, Davidson goes to great lengths to ensure that only the finest materials are used when building your custom designed timberframe or log house.

Select From the Finest Quality Ontario Wood

Our wood of choice is Ontario’s own Eastern White Pine; renowned for its combined benefits of strength, stability, insulation value, and rot resistance.This is the same wood species our ancient ancestors chose as their medium for beautifully-crafted structures in Scandinavia: many of which have been preserved and are still functional after a millennium!

However, we recognize that different types of wood offer different qualities and characteristics, Davidson is open to using other species of tree when constructing your log house. Ontario is blessed with forests full of North America's finest wood for handcrafting - white and red pine and hemlock. Yellow pine, fir, spruce, and cedar are often readily available from other parts of the country. However, sometimes clients are captivated by a kind of wood not found in Canada. In these cases, we will go as far as needed to acquire the choice of wood they prefer. But whether found locally, or afar,Davidson ensures that all logs used in our handcrafted homes always meet our high standards of excellence.

Superior Sealing Products

All log and timber home owners are nature lovers. But there are some elements found in nature best left outside. That's why Davidson goes to great lengths to prevent air, moisture, light, noise, and insects from penetrating the walls of your home. All of our logs are sealed with the highest-quality foam gaskets available. Made of closed-cell materials, these gaskets prevent moisture absorption and air infiltration. They also have superior recovery characteristics and provide a perpetual seal during the drying and settling period that normally happens within the first 5-7 years.

Environmentally Friendly Insulation

Lateral grooves and notches are filled using washed sheep wool which is carted into rope and washed again in boron. We prefer this natural, environmentally-sound method of wicking away air and moisture to the use of fiberglass. Fiberglass is not only unhealthy but provides only 25 percent of its rated r-value once it has retained moisture. Handcrafted homes by Davidson meet a higher standard.

Healthy And Environmentally Sound Stain

In keeping with the Davidson philosophy, we look once again to nature when choosing a method of protecting and preserving the wood in your home. Enviro Stains by Sansin are used on all Davidsonhandcrafting because they are made from natural ingredients, do not harm the environment, and are most effective at providing the long-lasting and beautiful protection we all want for your home.

Windows and Doors

Windows and doors turn a nice home into a beautiful home. Our years in the log home business has exposed us to many different vendors of window and door products. We have seen the service that is given, or not given. We know about the gimmicks that companies use to sell their product. But experience has proven that when it comes to windows, five things are essential: good wood, good joinery, good hardware, good seals, and good installation. With this in mind, we are pleased to provide our clients with a choice of superior product from Lepage Millwork, and Charlebois & Fils.

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