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How to Stain Your Log Siding and Paneling

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 […]

November 20th, 2019|Log Home, Outdoor Paneling|0 Comments

Should You Build or Buy a Log Home?

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 […]

October 20th, 2019|Log Home|0 Comments

How to Build Log Stairs in Your Home

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 […]

October 1st, 2019|Staircases|0 Comments

Log Home vs Timber Frame: What’s the Difference?

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 […]

September 30th, 2019|Log Home|0 Comments

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
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