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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

What is Tongue and Groove?

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 […]

March 25th, 2019|Indoor Paneling, Outdoor Paneling, Wood Paneling|0 Comments

6 Different Types of Staircases

Staircases are more than just a means of moving from one level to the next. They can also make for an excellent focal point, depending on the staircase design. Different types of staircases provide specific kinds of appeal and take up varying amounts of space.

Need staircase ideas? To see which staircase design is right […]

March 13th, 2019|Staircases|0 Comments

What’s the Difference Between Barn Wood and Paneling?

It’s out with the new and in with the old. Retro clothing is back in style, grainy movies are being revived, and bringing the outside indoors is a major trend in the world of interior design. But we’re not talking about the knotty wood siding in your grandparents’ basement. Interior wood siding is back in […]

February 13th, 2019|Barnwood, Wood Paneling|0 Comments

5 Different Types of Trusses

Log and timber trusses are an eye-catching design element that can be incorporated into the exterior or interior of a building. A truss can instantly make a room look bigger or add to the curb appeal, so know that whichever truss design you choose will contribute to the overall feel and appearance of your home […]

February 6th, 2019|Trusses|0 Comments

11 Log Home Design Ideas For Your Next Project

Over the past few years, we’ve started to see a shift in home design go from conventional to log homes. A survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) even found that the sale of log and timber homes has increased by more than 15 percent over the past eight years.

This growing home buying […]

January 20th, 2019|Log Home|0 Comments
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