Log Homes specializes in Northern White Cedar,
which ranks very high among the species of
wood used to build log homes. The softwood,
known scientifically as THUJA OCCIDENTALIS,
also goes by the name arborvitae, or simply,
CEDAR. it is produced in the greatest
quantities in Canada, Maine and the Great
Lakes states. All though it is a difficult
tree to harvest, its many aesthetic and
structural advantages make up for this.
Cedar grows in the damp swampland and can be
harvested only when the winter's chill freezes
the ground sufficiently to support the weight
of loggers and their heavy equipment.
NWC is an
extremely slow growing tree. The wood is one
of the most versatile. Its molecular structure
gives it a high thermal efficiency. It is
nearly impervious to insects, rot and fungi.
It requires little maintenance. It is easy to
handle, dimensionally stable, and as durable
as it is beautiful. The wood is lightweight,
rather soft, and low in strength ans shock
resistance. It shrinks very little in drying.
Homes produces logs and timbers from Eastern
We also produce
pre-cut log packages using white pine with
Found only on the Pacific coast of North
America, Yellow cedar is the hardest known
cedar in the world. It is pale yellow in color
and a little heavier than spruce. Prized by
boat builders, it has exceptional resistance
to weather and insects as well as easy
workability. Yellow cedar dries well with
little shrinkage, and once dry is noted for
stability in use. It is a moderately strong
wood, stiff for it's weight and with good
shock resistance. It is noted for it's
resistance to decay.
(l to r) 6" Bevel
Log, 8x8 D Log, 6x8 D Log, 6x12 Bevel Notched
Log, 8" Round
Log Siding and Log
Corners to match all Log Profiles.
(l to r) 6x8
or 8x8 D Log Corner, 2x8 D Log Siding, 8"
Saddle Notch Corner, 4x8 Half Round Siding,
Dovetail Corner and 2x12 Beveled Notched
|4x8 Half Round Siding with
|4x8 Half Round Siding -