Log Cabin Construction Details

How Are Modular Log Cabins Installed? | Zook Cabins

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 other prefab cabins that are for sale. Our fully assembled log cabin buildings are constructed in Lancaster County by our Amish carpenters, known for their diligence in workmanship and attention to every detail. Over the years, our building crew has developed a reputation for their outstanding work ethic that is second to none! They are obsessed with every detail from beginning to end in your cabin construction…never taking any shortcuts when it comes to the building or features! We take great pride in every building that leaves the shop and make every effort to ensure that each cabin meets the exceptionally high standards that we have set and our customers have come to love and 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! Check out this blog post about “Build Your Log Cabin Home with Confidence” we are sure you will not only enjoy seeing the way we construct our log cabins but may even gain insight into how you may want your cabin to be built.

Interior Construction

  1. Vented Roof & Eaves
  2. Insulated Ceiling
  3. T & G Interior Boards
  4. Rafter Tie
  5. LVL Beam
  6. Rough Wiring
  7. Trimmed LVL Beam

Exterior Construction

  1. Drip Edge
  2. Vented Roof & Eaves
  3. Double Top Plate
  4. Thermo-Ply Sheathing
  5. House Wrap
  6. 6″ T&G Log Siding

Flooring Construction

  1. T&G Pine Flooring
  2. Sub-Floor
  3. Insulated Floor
  4. PT 2×4 Joist 16″ O.C.
  5. 4×4 Foundation Skids
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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 prefab cabins for sale 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. Check out our “Prefab & Log Cabin Modular Homes” blog post

Below you will find 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. This information is vital as  we will actually check with the local codes on what the residential structure needs to be built up to to pass the local codes.

  • 2×10 floor joists at 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)
  • 2×6 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
  • Insulated windows with low-e/argon glass (0.32 u-factor)
  • Insulated fiberglass 6-panel entrance door
  • 2×10 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 versus the items that you are responsible for – click here!

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Recreational Prefab Cabins For Sale

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

These kinds of cabins do not need to be built up to the same building codes as our certified modular homes. Our prefab buildings for sale would need to be built to a more strict level of design.  Below you will find what is a listed as a part of our “Standard” cabin construction details, and any of these standard features can be upgraded if the customer requests.

  • 4×4 pressure treated skids (not more than 4′ apart)
  • 2×6 pressure treated floor joists @ 16″ on-center
  • 2×8 or 2×10 floor joists are available if going on crawl space or basement
  • ¾ tongue & groove sub-floor
  • Pressure treated porch decking (composite decking upgrade available)
  • 2×4 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
  • 2×6 or 2×8 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.

What will your cabin story Be?

"…a moment or two later another branch broke, and they began to realize that they had a little company. His father turned around and turned on the flashlight, and there 30′ from their family campfire stood an unexpected visitor…A BEAR…the perfect example of the memories that can be made and shared at the prefab log home."