Rustic Cedar Cabins of Texas is a full service log cabin builder. Every phase of construction - from laying the foundation to final finishing is
performed by our own crews assuring maximum quality and accountability.
Building a cabin with native Texas Red Heart Cedar has many advantages. This native tree is abundant and withstands the Texas heat without splitting. A cabin or kit built from logs imported from non-native forests is in danger of splitting and extreme checking. The natural oils in Texas Cedar repel insects and termites. Native Cedar dries and cures very quickly adding to structural stability. The only maintenance required on the exterior is a light exterior stain every four years. All of our homes are built in the Texas pioneer tradition. All the logs for rafters, interior & exterior walls, trimwork and trusses are hand-peeled and cut in our Smithville, Texas mill. We adhere to a "hand-crafted" tradition.
The roofing on the cabins is 26 gage Galvalume metal on 1x4 slat to screw metal with a Tyvek wrap barrier and Styrofoam insulation. All this is built on top of 1x6 pine decking visible on the interior of the cabin along with the hand peeled hand cut cedar log trusses.
On pier and beam foundations the electrical and pluming is run under the floor deck with access for maintenance and repair. The cabins can also be built on a slab foundation with a standard electrical and plumbing set up.
Tilt Wall - 4" hand peeled cedar slabs running vertically with one layer of Tyvek wrap for barrier on a 2x 4 structure. Interior wall includes:
1 ½" Styrofoam insulation, Plastic wrap sealer, ½" OSB board with 3/8" Cedar lining. The gable ends are Cedar slabs, on the exterior and 3/8" cedar lining (aromatic) on the inside.
The exterior walls allow for eight foot tall interior walls are lined with cedar boards.This is the most cost effective build we do, since most of the structural elements are fabricated
at our shop and then assembled on site.
Cedar Loft - This cabin features 10 foot high walls and a roof with a 10/12 pitch providing a roomy finished loft with 2 foot pony walls. The wall structure
consists of 5" hand peeled cedar slabs running horizontally with one layer Tyvek wrap on a 2 x 4 structure. The insulation is R13 batting with a plastic moisture barrier wrap. The interior walls are
½" OSB board with 3/8" cedar lining. The gable ends are cedar slabs on the exterior and 3/8" cedar lining (aromatic) on the inside of cabin.