Log Cabin Construction Details



In 2011 we began to research prefab cabins to add a staff home on our 150 acre Christian Retreat property in southeast Indiana. That is when we discovered and purchased our first Zook Frontier Cabin. To our delight it has been a great addition to our property and ministry!

Three years later, when we began to dream of having our own home on the property for greater involvement in the ministry, we were confident that another Zook Cabin would best meet our needs, and we purchased the Mountaineer Deluxe. Within 4 months we had our new home delivered and within 6 weeks we were moved in and delighting in the beauty and comfort it offers. Their willingness to personalize the Amish built cabin for our needs was amazing! We are finding that everyone who visits would love to have one too!

Skip and Linda Holmes
The Springs Indiana

Today we can make your dream a reality by providing you with an "outdoorsman's paradise" at a fraction of the cost of today's log cabins. Our fully constructed log cabins are constructed in Lancaster County by our Amish carpenters known for their workmanship and attention to every detail. Over the years they have developed a reputation for their outstanding work ethic that is second to none! They are obsessed with every detail from beginning to end...never taking any short cuts! We take great pride in every building that leaves the shop. That's why the owner personally inspects every building to ensure that each measures up to the exceptionally high standards that we have set and our customers appreciate. Our goal is to provide a prefab cabin for you and your family to enjoy and create those memories that will last for generations to come!

We have put tons of time and effort into perfecting our craft and building you the best fully assembled cabin money can buy. We are confident that our log cabin construction process is the best around. Take a look at some of the details in the construction of our cabins and if you would like call today (610) 593-4556 to arrange to stop by the shop and see our craftsmen in action. We would be happy to walk you through the shop and give you a firsthand look behind the scenes as we build.


Certified Modular Log Homes

Note "Full Package Price" on our website is priced as a Modular Log Home & will include these standard features.

Your New Log Home is going to come complete with a full set of engineered certified plans.



Each of our insulated log cabins gets the same special attention and we don't take shortcuts. As custom home builders, we understand that everyone has different needs and desires when it comes to their personal Modular Log Home so we specialize in customizing your home to your needs.

Here is a list of our "Standard" log cabin construction details – however please remember that with your new home we will need to get the exact address where the cabin is to be delivered and we actually check with the local codes on what the residential structure needs to be built up to to pass local codes.

Interior Construction

Vented Roof & Eaves

Insulated Ceiling

T & G Interior Boards

Rafter Tie

LVL Beam

Rough Wiring

Trimmed LVL Beam
Interior Cabin Construction
  • 2x10 floor joists @ 16" on-center to be set on Customers Crawl Space or Full Basement
  • ¾ tongue & groove sub-floor glued & nailed to joists
  • Pressure treated porch decking (composite decking upgrade available)
  • 2x6 framed exterior walls – studs spaced 16" on-center
  • Walls sheathed with 7/16" OSB and house wrapped
  • White Pine tongue & groove log siding
  • Round log spindle railings on porches
  • Two coats of exterior sealer applied in factory
  • Exterior Construction



    Drip Edge

    Vented Roof & Eaves

    Double Top Plate

    Thermo-Ply Sheathing

    House Wrap

    6" T & G Log Siding
    Exterior Cabin Construction
  • Insulated windows with low-e/argon glass (0.32 u-factor)
  • Insulated fiberglass 6-panel entrance door
  • 2x10 roof rafters @ 16" on-center or engineered trusses @ 24" on-center
  • 7/16" OSB roof sheathing with felt paper above
  • Lifetime GAF/Elk architectural shingle roof (steel roof is optional)
  • Vented eaves and ridge
  • Wall Insulation: R-19
  • Ceiling Insulation: R-30 or R-38 (depending on roof system)

If you would like more information on what is included in your Modular Log home verses the items that you are responsible for – click here


Recreational Cabins

For those cabins that are going to be used for campgrounds, rental cabins, outfitter cabins.

They aren't going to need to be build up to the same building codes as out certified modular homes would need to be – here is a list of our "Standard" construction details, and any of these standard features can be upgraded if the customer requests.

Flooring Construction

Flooring Construction

T&G Pine Flooring

Sub-Floor

Insulated Floor

PT 2x4 Joist 16" O.C.

4x4 Foundation Skids
  • 4x4 pressure treated skids (not more than 4' apart)
  • 2x6 pressure treated floor joists @ 16" on-center
  • 2x8 or 2x10 floor joists are available if going on crawl space or basement
  • ¾ tongue & groove sub-floor
  • Pressure treated porch decking (composite decking upgrade available)
  • 2x4 framed exterior walls – studs spaced 16" on-center
  • Walls sheathed with 7/16" OSB and house wrapped
  • White Pine tongue & groove log siding
  • Round log 2-rail railing system on porches
  • Two coats of exterior sealer applied in factory
  • Insulated windows with low-e/argon glass (0.32 u-factor)
  • Insulated fiberglass 6-panel entrance door
  • 2x6 or 2x8 roof rafters @ 16" on-center or engineered trusses @ 24" on-center
  • 7/16" OSB roof sheathing with felt paper above
  • Lifetime GAF/Elk architectural shingle roof (steel roof is optional)
  • Vented eaves and ridge
  • Floor Insulation: R-10
  • Wall Insulation: R-13
  • Ceiling Insulation: R-19

Give us a call if you have any questions about the construction of our buildings at (610) 593-4556, or stop in to see for yourself.

Now that you understand how the buildings are constructed check out our cabin styles and see which one is right for you.