Rustic Cedar Cabins of Texas builds your cabin with every phase of construction - from laying the foundation to final finishing, 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. All of the log cabins we build for our customers are built to last for generations to come. We build a completete turnkey cabin fully equipped with modern plumbing, electrical and appliances.We use double-paned thermal glass windows, solid exterior doors, fully insulated roof systems and walls for greater energy savings than most conventional homes. You would pay considerably more for a conventional home with the same custom-built features, energy-efficient standards and distinctive designs of our Rustic Cedar Cabins.