Not all logs are created equal!


What sets one log home manufacturer apart from the others?

Among a variety of differences, one of the most important is the quality of the logs used to build your log home. In plain English: NOT ALL LOGS ARE CREATED EQUAL. Some logs, even of the same wood species, can suffer from structural defects, cosmetic blemishes, decay, or insect infestation. These irregularities and log damage could prove devastating to the structural integrity of your new home, not to mention its beauty.Owls Club Beaver Mountain Log Homes

In an attempt to prevent substandard logs from being used to build new log structures, the American Society … CONTINUE READING

The Gerald Custom Timber Home

The Process Of Designing Dreams

by: Murray Arnott, AIBD

Guest Commentary by Custom Wood Home Architects and Designers


How do you get from the inkling of an idea to a great home? As they say, it ain’t easy, but the end result is worth it. Clients come to designers and architects with ideas on napkins, scraps of paper, or on the backs of maps or parking tickets (it happens — people driving past a home with a feature they’d like to incorporate scramble for anything to write on). Then we must do a certain amount of digging before the actual digging begins. We not only … CONTINUE READING

White Pine for your log home

Why Build your Log Home with Eastern White Pine?

Strikingly beautiful and surprisingly affordable, Eastern White Pine is highly regarded in the building industry for projects that require a high quality appearance, durability, and stability.

Eastern White Pine performs extraordinarily well when compared to other pine species like Southern Yellow Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Ponderosa Pine, and Western White Pine. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wood Products Laboratory, it has the least amount of radial shrinkage of any wood species used as an engineering material and is rated moderate in decay resistance. The low shrinkage rate means that log homes constructed of Eastern White Pine will be stronger … CONTINUE READING