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D-Log Phoenix Timber

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"D-Log" Timber Building System:

A refined modern Log Home! The D-Log building system is an exceptionally strong, easy to assemble log building system utilizing horizontally stacked kiln-dried laminated Western Red Cedar D-Logs made of 4-1x laminations and 1-2x lamination which is the side that is milled to a D-Log profile. The result is a 5 lam Cedar D-Log engineered to create a solid timber wall able to withstand earthquakes and hurricane-strength winds. The Phoenix Timber wall segments are adjoined together by Douglas Fir vertical columns.

The D-Log building system gives you the look of a log home on the exterior, but without the leaking, settling, and problematic chinking of a log home. The interior features flat walls of beautiful Western Red Cedar that are easily cared for with no round protrusions of logs for dust to buildup. The most refined Log Home in the world.

Why are laminated logs better?

The dimensional stability of engineered laminated D-Logs are far superior to solid logs in that the reversed orientation of wood grain in the laminated logs resist the woods internal stress that causes twisting, cracks, and bowing. Making the resulting log at rest and free from internal stress. Western Red Cedar is also a far better insulation performer than most all other woods because of its internal cell structure. Cedar has a high thermal mass property that actually stores heat and gives it back off later. Conventional insulation does not have this ability.

Log movement is controlled with the Phoenix System.

Our D-Log system uses the same building technology as our Phoenix System, with the exterior face using a rounded D-Log profile. The Phoenix Timber Building System is an advanced corner-post ("Phoenix Column") system that utilizes vertical Douglas Fir dado'd columns to stabilize the kiln-dried wall timbers from differential settlement which is a big problem with conventional log construction systems. All wood members swell and contract perpindicular to the grain dependent on humidity and temperature. Solid logs move allot more than laminated. Our patented Phoenix Timber Building System Columns minimizes the amount of movement by allowing the logs to react independently from one another. The D-log Timbers are attached to one another by tongue and groove interface and a low modulus adhesive that acts as a sealer and moves with the logs at any temperature. The Vertical Phoenix columns are periodic along any one wall line and depending on structural needs, these columns may be anchored directly to the foundation by a hidden hold-down system. Truly an advanced engineered log building system, easy to construct!

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The D-Log building system gives you the look of a log home on the exterior, but without the leaking, settling, and problematic chinking of a log home. The interior features flat walls of beautiful Western Red Cedar that are easily cared for with no round protrusions of logs for dust to buildup. The most refined Log Home in the world.



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Material Specifications (What's included)

Pan Abode sets a standard specification material list that corresponds with our published price list for our Complete "Dried-in" building shell packages. These specs can be modified to the desires of our customers and their needs. The following is an overview of "What is Included" with the Phoenix D-Log Timber Building System. Click below if a more detailed description is desired.

  • Floor System: Main floor includes solid sawn floor joists, underlayment grade subfloor, glue, and fasteners. Second Floor includes Engineered Wood "I-Joist" Floor, underlayment grade subfloor, glue, and fasteners.(typically all materials below Main floor joists are by others unless specified)
  • Wall System: Solid Cedar "D-Log" exterior wall timbers.. Outer laminations are Cedar, inner laminations are Pine. Interior wall framing 2x4 or 2x6.
  • Structural Matrix: Comprised of Exposed wood Glu-laminated Beams and Posts set on a stacked grid format.
  • Roof System: 2x12 Rafters to accommodate a R-38 insulation cavity, CDX plywood, 1x6 exterior Whitewood soffiting.
  • Doors & Windows: Vinyl lifetime dbl glazed Windows, Fir exterior entry Door, Solid core oak interior Doors, Door hardware and Cedar Trim.
  • Trim Package: Floor, Roof, Wall Exterior Trim. Interior Window and Door trim.
  • Hardware: Metal framing connectors, exposed metal beam and post connectors, roof vents, screws and stainless trim and siding nails.
  • Documents: Design Interface, construction plans, construction guide, and complete materials usage lists.
  • Technical Support: Renowned customer service and technical support always available.

Not Included in std price: Insulation systems, interior wall coverings (drywall), stairs, roof covering, decks, and exterior sealants. Interior finish items such as cabinets, counter tops, floor coverings, electrical system, plumbing system, and heating system.

Click here to view the Complete Material Specifications for the Phoenix D-Log System.


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