Forget quaint chapels and country weddings—today’s modern couple wants to get married in a barn. Wedding barns are on the rise, with 15% of couples opting for the wedding barn venue, according to The Knot. As a result, many barns are now being converted into wedding venues, like the one Jeff Rouse Construction was contracted […]
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.
It’s common […]
Anyone who has ever been to an auto show knows the amount of design and precision that goes into creating the special ambiance of each manufacturer. As a Michigan-based wood supplier, Northern Log Supply is no stranger to the automobile industry.
Earlier this year, we were approached by Tom Fogarty, a project manager at EWI Worldwide […]
A common challenge for many general contractors, like Dan Streble, is finding a log cabin wood supplier with high-quality products and top-notch customer service. Or, at least that used to be an issue for Streble when he was first starting out as a log home builder.
Since discovering Northern Log Supply, he’s maintained a relationship with […]
Think log siding is just for the exterior of your cabin? Think again. Installing log siding indoors can help create a natural lodge look throughout your home that complements your exterior siding. Not to mention, log siding is easy to install and maintain. Here are some popular places we’ve seen homeowners install interior log siding.
Since 1931, Camp Walden has been creating magical summers for campers. Located in Diamond Point, New York, along the western shore of Lake George, Camp Walden prides itself on its beautiful campgrounds. Its inviting, natural setting simply serves as the perfect backdrop for campers to learn and play.
After 80 summers of fun in the Southern […]
The texture of your log siding is important for creating the right look when manufacturing log siding, beams, joists, and trusses. Logs can have two different textures: hand-hewn (or hewn) and smooth. Understand the difference between the two to determine the best style for your project.
What is Hewn Log Siding?
To “hew” means to chop […]
Ready to do some spring cleaning around your log cabin? Maintaining log siding is easier if you dedicate a weekend once a year to cleaning the wood around your log home. If you ignore your log siding for too long, you may end up having to strip off the pre-finish stain and re-apply it again. […]
In Wadsworth, Illinois, everyone—from neighborhood locals to visitors hailing from as far as Chicago and Milwaukee—gather to eat, drink, and socialize at The Shanty. Along with the building’s 100-year-old history, the restaurant’s patrons love the comfortable, rustic atmosphere and “old American” vibe that makes them feel right at home.
But the Kallianis family who owns the […]
Paneling is a smooth wood product that has beveled edges on all four sides. Tongue and groove is a style of joining two wood panels together. One side of the wood paneling has a projection called a “tongue” and the other side has a open slit called a “groove.”
This system interlocks the panels, so they […]