SENTY Handcrafted Log Homes

About Senty Handcrafted Log Homes


Mike and Laurie Senty

There are log homes and there are
SENTY handcrafted LOG HOMES
As master builders of handcrafted log homes, we know what it takes to create the best log structures available on the market. Not only is it important to be educated and experienced in the latest, most advanced techniques of log construction, but it is also important to understand how the log construction and general contracting of a home fit together to create a log home work of art. As a husband and wife team, we have been building log structures since 1981. We work directly on site with our highly skilled craftsmen, to make sure each and every log structure is built with our name on it, and carries our signature of the highest quality craftsmanship available in log construction today. After all, our finished product is our reputation.
Mike and Laurie Senty

Starting as a husband-wife team of log builders, Mike and Laurie Senty have been around log buildings since 1978, and have been building log buildings full time since 1981. We take a lot of personal pride in our work. Our approach to our craft is to produce the best log buildings available anywhere, and we are doing just that.

Using hand peeled, full length logs, we build in the modern handcrafted, scribe fit or chinked log construction systems. Our buildings include year round homes, simple seasonal cabins, resort rental cabins, complicated log structures, and commercial work. We are a versatile builder and can produce your log building with the features of your dreams. We are a Minnesota licensed contractor, and can take your log building to any stage of completion.

Features of our homes vary. Wall logs can be any size you can imagine, from small to very large. We have excellent log resources for both native building logs and dry western logs. Many of our homes feature log roof systems, including purlins and trusses. Trusses are load designed, and the massive logs or timbers are held together with closely fitted mortise and tenon joinery. A lot of our homes feature split log stairs and spindle railings, or even a handcrafted spiral stairway.

Because of our eye for style and quality, and the demand for our work, we have over the years selected and trained a crew of highly skilled craftsmen to work with us. In order to maintain the workmanship that is the signature of our homes, we have created incentives for our crew to produce high quality log work. In addition, we, Mike and Laurie, are directly involved with your home.

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We are on the job with our crew. We have learned this is important to insuring the day to day decisions of building your home are made correctly and consistently. In this manner, the quality of our log buildings is consistent from job to job.

The proof of this is in our reputation locally. Our new customers check us out regularly. We are recommended locally by realtors, construction tradesmen, suppliers, past customers, and local residents. Personal recommendation is our best advertising, and we will always produce the best log buildings available, in order to maintain this reputation.

Within 80 miles of Grand Marais, we also general contract our log buildings. If you are building in this area, we can take your new log building to any level of completion you want. We work with a number of suppliers and subcontractors who know our work, who can complete it to our level of quality, and who do the work efficiently and professionally. We have also worked with the Cook County, MN zoning officials, and Cook County, MN banks. By having us general contract your new log home, you are assured of high quality crew and job management throughout the complete construction process.

In addition to round log construction, we offer post and beam construction in log, with either simple or complicated log supported roof systems. Typically this is a conventionally framed home with log accents or detailing to the roof structure or throughout the home. Accents can include log trusses and log purlins supported by log posts or conventional wall framing, log stairways, and log railings. It is a fun and exciting architectural touch to a conventional home, and has appeal in all styles of construction. We have local samples of this style of construction for you to see.

Because of the limited number of quality minded midwestern log builders, we are often called to build outside our local area. These customers choose us when they are looking for quality workmanship and a knowledgeable log builder who will utilize the advanced techniques of log construction in their buildings. In these instances, we work closely with your local builders to put together a package that makes the best use of both our own crew and the skills of the local builders.

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Senty Handcrafted Log Homes LLC
P.O. Box 969  Grand Marais, Minnesota  55604
Phone: 218-387-2644

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