When it comes to siding, homeowners and contractors have several different options available for a home or commercial building. There are a handful of siding materials that are most commonly used, including brick, stucco, vinyl siding, log siding, and board and batten. It’s important that you choose the right style to match the look you […]
With the seasons changing, log home owners need to brace themselves for the harsh winter months ahead. This time of year tends to bring a lot of precipitation, and the freezing conditions can be especially hard on log homes. Proper log home maintenance is key, and it’s best to ensure your home is winter-ready before […]
4-H is the largest youth development organization in Michigan, providing fun, educational opportunities that empower young people with skills to grow current and future leaders, such as Peter Green, owner of Northern Log Supply. Peter was involved in 4-H for many years growing up, and his four children have continued to show the same involvement […]
Once you’ve built your dream log home or cabin, you’ll want to take the necessary precautions to protect your finish and the wood from water damage. Want to keep your log siding and paneling looking great for years to come? In this guide, we’ll cover:
Threats to Maintaining Your Log Home’s Exterior Wood Stain
Exterior and Interior […]
Over the past few years, log homes have become a popular trend among home buyers. According to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the sale of log and timber homes has increased by more than 15 percent over the past eight years.
When deciding on your next home, many often wonder is […]
Log stairs can be a simple, yet eye-catching addition to any log home. While there are many different types of staircase styles you can choose from, the most common design is an open tread staircase made with halved logs.
Watch the video to see Northern Log Supply Owner Peter Green demonstrate how to build a half-log […]
There are two main styles of log homes: full log home and timber frame home. Think of these two styles as cousins—similar as in they’re both in the log home family, but different in build and appearance. As you start to design your dream log home, understand what these two different styles of log homes […]
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 […]
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 […]