the Log Looks Blog
There isn’t much that can evoke the feeling of a warm welcome quite like a rustic log cabin. The inviting, natural beauty of pine, cedar, and douglas fir brings a touch of the outdoors in and creates the perfect backdrop for family dinner, birthday celebrations, and cozy nights beside the fireplace.
There’s a lot to consider when building a log home. But we’re here to help every step of the way. When it comes to deciding which notch to use in the wood, there are many options to consider with pros and cons to each.
Here’s why you should choose a specialty wood supplier like Northern Log over the big guys when it comes to home improvement and renovation projects.
Check out our gallery of log cabin kitchens, showcasing a variety of designs, finishes, countertops, and cabinet styles.
Wood species, corners, log size, hewing, installation and finishing can create different styles of log homes. Use this guide to decide on a log home style.
With the seasons changing, log home owners need to brace themselves for the harsh winter months ahead. This time of year tends to bring a lot of precipitation, and the freezing conditions can be especially hard on log homes.
Over the past few years, log homes have become a popular trend among home buyers. According to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the sale of log and timber homes has increased by more than 15 percent over the past eight years.
There are two main styles of log homes: full log home and timber frame home. Think of these two styles as cousins—similar as in they’re both in the log home family, but different in build and appearance.
Every log home starts with a freshly cut tree. These “green” logs, as they’re called, look and feel wet and contain lots of moisture. In order for the wood to be ready to be used for siding, railing, staircases, or trusses, it needs time to dry out, so it’s stable in size and grade.