Schafer Systems™

At Big Cabin Log and Timber, we make your build projects simple. Whether you’re building a log home or designing a conventional one, our innovative, site-specific systems will allow you to design elements into a home that elevate your project.

Glass Forest®

Perhaps more than any other element of a log home, the Glass Forest® window system stands out for its unique beauty and rugged “inside-outside” style. When complete, this window system conveys the dramatic appearance of a live, majestic tree growing within soaring, trim-less glass window panels.


Our innovative construction process frees architects and designers from building restrictions, eliminates settling, and allows for the creation of spectacular, fully log-constructed architectural designs.

Thermal Blanket™ Roof System

For years, “cold roof” construction has been the established way to deal with the problem of ice damming on homes built in cold weather climates. Our ingenious Thermal Blanket™ Roof System prevents ice damming, reduces thermal heat loss, and maintains its thermal “R-value” forever.


The SchaferWood™ System is a proprietary process creating one-of-a-kind textures and finishes that enhance the natural beauty and unique characteristics of all of our wood products. The customizable process provides a timeless antique look that will last for decades.

Meet Our Team

We have you covered from start to finish.
Brian Schafer-Vinson

Brian Schafer-Vinson


Award-winning custom log home designer, innovator and industry disrupter.

David Pierce

David Pierce

Second in Command

In-house operations and serious about getting your order right.

Milan Brodina

Milan Brodina

Designer/Project Manager

Master wood engineer specializing in 3D virtual reality design.

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Project Manager

Experienced at providing expert advice to homeowners and builders.