|It starts with premium quality house logs that have been growing in the dry interior forests of British Columbia for 100 years or more. The straight grained logs we use are individually selected for size, straightness, small taper from butt to top.|
|Upon arriving in our yard we hand peel and give the logs a treatment with an anti-sapstain/ fungicide. They are then decked and allowed to naturally dry. In mid-summer we get readings with a moisture meter of 6-7 percent.|
|All our buildings are constructed using full scribe and tight fitting joinery. By using dried wood that has already done most of its shrinking the notches and lateral groove stay as tight as any builder in the industry; and a lot better than most. All the wall logs are carefully scribed and hand fit using a shallow lateral groove specially cut to accept emseal log home tape at re-assembly.|
|Electrical chases are drilled in the log walls as we construct the house. This way we know that none are missed and that everything lines up as it should. The log walls are also mortised for electrical boxes.|
|Log walls are flattened as necessary to accept kitchen cabinets and slots cut to accommodate interior framed walls.
The top logs are cut either on an angle to accept roof rafters or flat as the case may be.
|Windows and doors are accurately cut using guides and templates. Key ways are cut in the end of logs and a 2x4 is fitted. Then we cut and install the entire rough fame that will accept a door or window with standard jambs for2x6 construction. These rough frames are removed during dis-assembly and shipped along with the log structure.|
|We use nylon straps to lift the logs at all times instead of the common procedure of a pair of steel tongs. Four sets of holes every time a piece is lifted is not acceptable to us.|
After completion the log house is power washed. As an option we will spray and back brush 3 coats of stain before shipping.
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