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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]