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How to Make Wood Paneling Look More Modern

Although wood paneling may have fallen out of the good graces of home designers a few decades ago, it’s making a comeback. Yes, the 1970s are back and better than ever—whether you’re talking bell bottom jeans, avocado green, or wood paneling. Keep in mind, this isn’t the dark, musty wood paneling from your old rec […]

September 15th, 2019|Indoor Paneling|0 Comments

Northern Log Supply Says “I Do” to Wedding Barn Project in Michigan

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 […]

September 1st, 2019|Case Study|0 Comments

Air Vs. Kiln-Dried Logs: Which is Better?

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 […]

August 14th, 2019|Log Siding|0 Comments

Northern Log Supply Makes International Auto Show Debut

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 […]

July 29th, 2019|Case Study|0 Comments

Wisconsin Log Home Made with Northern Log Supply Products

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 […]

June 26th, 2019|Case Study|0 Comments

These 5 Rooms Look Great with Log Siding

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.
Living […]

June 3rd, 2019|Log Siding|0 Comments

Why an Upstate New York Summer Camp Chose a Michigan Wood Supplier

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 […]

May 15th, 2019|Case Study|0 Comments

Smooth vs. Hewn Log Siding

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 […]

May 1st, 2019|Log Siding|0 Comments

6 Log Home Maintenance Tips

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. […]

April 24th, 2019|Log Home, Log Siding|0 Comments

How an 100-Year-Old Restaurant Kept Its “Old American” Look During Renovation

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 […]

April 12th, 2019|Case Study|0 Comments
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