"Matt worked with my ideas and didn't try to talk me out of what I wanted. That was important to me. But he also gave me a lot of great ideas, too."

Rey P., Russell, ON

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Unique details of handcrafted log home


Davidson - Superior & Trusted Handcraftsmanship

Davidson Log & Timber Artisans is one of Ontario, Canada's preeminent custom log home builders. For more than a decade now, we have been custom designing and handcrafting log homes for clients with discriminating taste. The word is now out: when it comes to timberframe or log house construction, the work of Davidson will stand the test of time.

Whether Norwegian Dovetail, Scandinavian Scribe, Piece-en-Piece, Post and Beam, or Timber Frame each unique home built by Davidson Log & Timber Artisans bears one common mark: the Davidson lozenge. This diamond-shaped carving represents the superior quality of our materials and craftsmanship and the meticulous attention we give to every detail. It symbolizes our commitment to the artistic expression of our client's distinctive vision, and carries with it a pledge that their beautiful custom designed log home will be enjoyed for generations to come. (Don't forget to ask about our 100-year warranty.)

Unique Log House Construction

There are other unique details that have come to signify a custom designed log home constructed by Davidson Windows and doorways are framed using a traditional buck" method. Stair cases are hand hewn and marked by intricate carvings and difficult turns. Connections are made using specialized joinery techniques, wooden pegs, or and/or wedges made by hand. Unusually-shaped logs are used in unique ways - sometimes in prominent positions, other times tucked away to be discovered by the curious observer. And logs are so perfectly scribed to fit together that no chinking is required.

Superior Craftsmanship Combines Modern with Traditional

While all of these design features are beautiful to the eye, they are used to serve an even higher purpose: enhanced functionality. At Davidson, we take pride in our commitment to historical accuracy and have found that many of the best methods for craftsmanship-those that produced the longest-lasting structures (whether rustic log cabins of Canada or more elaborate log homes of old-world Europe-were employed long ago.

Nevertheless, Davidson is a company that stays on top of industry trends. Our architects look to the past as well as the future and are always quick to apply modern techniques where they surpass old ones. Continually striking the balance between modern and traditional handcrafting methods has meant that we're able to handcraft some of the finest, soundest, most beautiful handcrafted homes in Ontario.

Your Central Ontario Custom Home Builder

Davidson Log and Timber Artisans are located at the gateway to Canada's cottage country, in the beautiful Muskoka region of Ontario. Our location means that we are conveniently close to Haliburton Highlands, Kawarthas and the Greater Peterborough area as well as Toronto, Barrie, Orillia, Gravenhurst, Hamilton, Kitchener, Waterloo, Mississauga, Niagara, St. Catherines, Oshawa, Guelph and Brantford.


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