Design finishes in log and timber homes

Homeowners who choose to build with logs or timbers often love to carry the theme and aesthetic through to other design finishes within the home. In this post, we take a quick tour through some of the options.

Some choose to apply this aesthetic quite liberally, while others choose to use these log/timber highlights more sparingly.


We’ve done a whole blog post on railings and stairs before, and here’s a nice example of stairs using slender trees with the bark still in place for the railings.

Custom furnishings

Kitchens present a number of options for special finishes, included counter tops, cabinetry and nooks. In this example, a custom banquette and table is the focus. It uses two kinds of wood, and features rough boards framed by a more finely finished and stained wood.

Custom furniture generally presents a great opportunity for creating a unique look with woods of different colours and grains. Live edges, as on this table, create an even stronger connection to nature.


In the fireplace below, the natural stone of the chimney wall is accented by timbers and an extremely simple timber mantle. The overall effect is cozy, warm and inviting.

Timber mantle

In this example, the chimney creates real drama with its double height exposed stone, and the accent logs work with the stone to create a completely different feel from the example above.

Talk to us

Whether you’re looking at a whole home, a smaller outdoor project like a gazebo, deck or bunkie, or custom furniture, we’d love to talk to you. Check out some of our project galleries:



Author: Kealey Tackaberry Log Homes

Kealey & Tackaberry Log Homes is a family operated business situated just west of Ottawa. We supply and build complete handcrafted and milled log homes. With the use of natural, non-manufactured materials, the homes we build are virtually free of toxins normally associated with new construction and thus provide excellent indoor air quality. We believe in old fashion business ethic. It is important to us that our finished product meets all your expectations. We thrive on establishing a personal relationship with our customers before we build your home.

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