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After nearly 40 years and thousands of happy homebuyers, we know the hardest part of building your dream log or timber frame home can be just getting started. Get to know other log home homeowners, learn about design and decor options, download the plans we share - you'll find it all here and we're adding new content all the time!
Live from the Ottawa Home & Garden Show
Come see the Confederation team at the Ottawa Home & Garden Show happening now! Show wraps up tomorrow afternoon so don’t delay….  
The benefits of the dovetail corner
Confederation’s standard cornering system is the Dovetail.  For centuries this has been the premier cornering system for most wood joinery projects.  When compared to other cornering systems, you will see that the Dovetail has the most advantages… 1.  Self Tightening: since the outside end of the dovetail is larger than...
Great use of space
The Green Woods is a design that is like no other.  Aside from its high grade aesthetics like two timber entries, a covered timber frame porch, beamed deck, octagonal dining turret, and interior trusses, it is a very functional 1500 sq ft footprint. This design is a very open concept where the kitchen, living, and...
Another Confederation…Another satisfied customer
Nothing takes the winter chill off better than being beside a crackling fire in your air tight Confederation Log & Timber Frame home/cottage.  Imagine staring at the frozen lake as the winter winter winds change the snowy landscape.  Spring may be on the horizon but winter is still holding on...
A million dollar view
Well Confederation has done it again.  We’ve not only incorporated log walls, a structural timber frame prowl, and a plan that captures the magnificent views from almost any room, but this home is also made entirely from western red cedar!  “we were educated on the differences between eastern white pine and western red...
Forestville Seminar another success
For those who live in Southwestern Ontario and want information on log and timber frame homes but dread the 4 hour drive to Confederation’s Head Office in Bobcaygeon can rest easy because  we have taken our Educational Seminars on the road and the first stop is Forestville. Besides the numerous...
Get ready Eastern Ontario!
Live in or plan on building in the Ottawa area? Come check us out at the Ottawa Home & Garden Show March 21st – 24th. Confederation builders, dealers, and Head Office representatives will be there to answer all your questions.  Bring your plans and see numerous examples of log, timber frame, and...
1867 Confederation Seeks U.K. Presence
Canada’s established log and timber frame expert – 1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame – is looking to launch in the U.K. market. “Shipping our award-winning log home system overseas isn’t new to us,” said 1867 owner Rick Kinsman. “Our international dealer network reaches as far as Japan, Italy, Greece...
Texas Dealer Puts Log Homes ‘on the Range’
Building log homes ‘ain’t the first rodeo’ for Mike Robare, owner of Robare Custom Homes in San Antonio, Texas. A green-certified master builder, Mike turned his focus to logs more than a decade ago and currently builds about five homes a year. Now he’s tipping his Texan hat to 1867...
Fantastic kitchen!
This open and inviting kitchen holds lots of space whether you are cooking for the kids or the entire family. The center island makes the whole room a gathering place so nobody is left out of the conversation….or helping prepare the meal    
Delivery is a big part of the build…
One aspect of the build that is often overlooked is delivery.  At Confederation we use our own delivery truck for province wide deliveries but it doesn’t stop there!  Our truck is also equipped with a crane so unloading of materials is part of delivery as well. Instead of setting materials...
Dealer Projects
This is a new area of our dealer portal. Do you have an interesting project on the go? Why not document it with some good photos and share your experience?  In fact, if you can take some good quality shots of the completed project, we will share it in our new public...
International Home & Garden Show 2013
Live from the International Home & Garden Show in Toronto. Come by our booth and see our display home as well as countless other past projects…THIS IS LIVING!