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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!
Timber accents really enhance log homes
We all know that log homes are beautiful and are in a category all their when talking about custom builds.  But did you know that by incorporating timber frame components will greatly add to the character and overall charm?  Check these projects out!       This is LIVING!
Selecting the perfect plan…for the dog days of summer
This cottage, which is located in the Muskokas, features an open concept kitchen, living, and dining room, as well as a 3 season screened room for protection from the mosquitoes during the evening.  The walkout basement adds many advantages such as a utility room, added bedrooms, a games room, stone...
A familiar face, to a familiar place!
When the longest serving sales consultant wanted to leave the Head Office in Bobcaygeon and back to his roots in Southern Ontario, there was a feeling of sadness for the loss, but also excitement because of the opportunity. “I love working at Confederation and the company itself,” explains Don MacDonald,...
Another build…in Quebec
Confederation’s Builder/Dealer Ghislain Morin is at it again as this time he is erecting a customers dream log home. “The client has always wanted a log home and did years of research investigating a manufacturer to work with,” Ghislain explains.  ” Many companies were looked at but Confederation was the clear...
New arrivals
Thinking of building in 2014 or even 2015?  If so, then these will be your logs! Confederation air drys all of its logs 1-2 years before production and we are stocking up on inventory.  Having air dried material ensures minimal shrinkage, warping, twisting, and checking.  This has been a standard...
Happy Victoria Day … From Coast to Coast
When relaxing with friends and family this holiday weekend, why not turn your downtime into ‘design’ time? Share your dream home wish list and get their input. Do you really need that second floor? Will there be room for the billiard table everyone enjoys? Should you include a separate guest...
We’re one of Country’s Best!
Check it out! The June 2013 issue of Country’s Best Cabins – hitting newsstands today – features a home tour with 1867 Confederation customer Derek Zoldy, an Ontario homeowner who built his dream log and timber frame home off grid. Rooftop solar energy, LED lighting, propane appliances, low-flow toilets and...
1867 Confederation Featured in Country’s Best Cabins
Looking for innovative ways to save when building a log home? Check out the June 2013 issue of Country’s Best Cabins, hitting newsstands April 30 and featuring a home tour with 1867 Confederation customer Derek Zoldy who decided to build off grid. Rooftop solar energy, LED lighting, propane appliances, low-flow...
Educational Seminars extended
Due to popular demand our April 2oth Educational Seminar is reaching its maximum for attendees.  So we are putting on a second date; Sunday April 21st.  The presentation, timing, tour, and overall content will all be the same.  Don’t delay to reserve your seat and learn everything there is to...
Confederation at Cottage Life…20 years strong
The annual Spring Cottage Life show was this past weekend and besides a busy turnout all 3 days, there was history that also had to be acknowledged.  This year marked the 20th consecutive show that Confederation has attended and we were recognized for our commitment to the show and the...
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...