Your cabin can have a log-cabin appearance inside or outside, with modern insulated frame construction hidden in the walls. Our log siding is manufactured specially from pine, spruce,
and aspen logs so that the natural surface, knots and appearance are preserved. Rustic log siding can be either with bark on, or hand-peeled.
Logs are sawn parallel to the bark and this product is the
primary one created from each log. The
goal is to create the siding wood at a thickness--under the bark--of 2.5 to 3
at the mid-point of the curve. The edges of each piece are then sawn square to create 4,
6 or 8 roughly uniform widths. The
siding is stacked in our yard with 1 stickers between the layers to air dry to
under 19% moisture content, which minimizes shrinking. Like other rough-cut lumber, drying does cause
shrinking across the grain, and builders should allow for this in
construction. Drying can cause from ¼ (on 6 wide) to ½ (on 8 wide) shrinkage in width. If
natural log siding is applied green and butted together, a chink line will
Siding can be installed with tight cracks or 1/2" to 1" spaces, "chinker" style, either horizontally or vertically. We recommend either caulking with
silicone acrylic caulk or chinking with a variety of commercial products
approximately 6 months to one year after siding installation.
Natural log siding that is hand peeled provides an enhanced
appearance. Peeling, chinking, and oil
or water-based finishes are optional.
Call us for recommendations specific to your situation.
Note: These Products are not factory made, they are hand made, so pieces may vary slightly, which means each one is unique.Call or email Len Lankford with your request at 719-783-4250 or firstname.lastname@example.org