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Building Your Dream
Updated: Aug 5, 2020
Log homes that last a lifetime
By Colin Anderson
Living in the Northwest, a region surrounded by beautiful mountain forests, many choose to bring the look of the outdoors inside when it comes to the design of their homes. Wood accents look striking as exposed beams or fireplace mantels. Though they specialize in beautiful custom log homes, Caribou Creek Log and Timber in Bonners Ferry is ready to help make your vision come true, no matter the project big or small.
Those who are already in their dream homes but are looking at an update or addition to their home can also utilize the beauty of wood in many ways. Caribou Creek can create custom wood staircases, timber siding, entries and gates, place wood beams, and create a detached garage or outbuilding, just to name a few.
Creativity and customization is something that the builders and design team at Caribou Creek Log and Timber are happy to include in all their builds. In the 30 years since opening its doors, Caribou Creek has created hundreds of unique structures—everything from estates, multi-level log homes and cabins to timber-framed homes and eye-catching business buildings.
“Quality and value is the reason 75 percent of our business comes from customer referrals,” said David Byler, president and owner.
For those who have always dreamed of a Log Home, Caribou Creek is ready for any challenge. David and his co-owners, son Darin who serves as general manager and son-in-law Ken Shrock, project manager, approach each job as if they were building their very own home. The team will sit down and go through the process with you. Clients can bring their own floor plans or ideas or can sample from previous builds and projects Caribou Creek has completed. Whether you’re starting from scratch or have your entire home thought out, Caribou Creek can make it happen.
“Traditional craftsmanship and an old-fashioned work ethic turn exceptional designs into works of unsurpassed warmth and quality,” said David.
Timber from sustainably managed forests is always utilized, and even the leftover cuts are used as firewood for local Bonners Ferry residents. The home is assembled at the facility so they can maximize quality control. Once complete, each piece is marked as the home is disassembled and shipped to its final destination. Crews then put the home back together like a giant puzzle and finish the final touches on-site.
The build is fascinating to watch, and the staff at Caribou Creek takes each customer through every step in the process. In the end they come away with exactly what they want.
The timeless beauty of a log structure is an iconic symbol of Western living, and Caribou Creek is happy to continue to make those log home dreams a reality.
Caribou Creek Log & Timber
Bonners Ferry, ID
195 Sunrise Rd.