The digital world seems to have most of us captivated in our work and personal lives. You can take advantage of purchasing log home building materials by ordering them online. It is not only easier and faster than going from store to store, but it is also more convenient.
You can buy from the most trusted suppliers in the industry and not have to worry about quality. Find wood products that are dried to the correct moisture content that control shrinkage and accept stains and finishes better. Order siding, trim, and other items that are hand-inspected for the highest quality. The following building products meet these requirements so you will not worry about them upon arrival.
Log Home Building Materials: Pine and Cedar Log Siding Benefits
Building a log home with pine or cedar log siding is the fastest and easiest way to get it done and move in. Using tongue and groove siding with the end-matching design is a smart approach to erecting your dream home. The benefits of log home building materials provide strong reasons to go this route rather than using full logs and enduring the full log price.
- These two woods are stable and durable
- They simulate full logs quite well
- Their joints fit tightly and provide structural integrity
- Unfinished and pre-finished log siding is available
- 3 profiles/sizes are available to meet your plans
- Skilled homeowners can install siding and save even more money
Best of all, log siding is secured to conventional wall framing for ease of construction. Talk to someone who has built with log siding and discover more of its benefits. Learn more about the benefits of high-quality wood from DIY Hammer.
Log Home Building Materials: Log Trim and Corner Systems
Log home building materials consist of more than just siding; you also need log trim and a corner system. Log trim is necessary in the following places:
- Around doors
- Around windows
- On exterior corners
- Around posts
- Around stairways
- Under eaves
Like siding, trim is secured into place on walls with long screws recommended by the wood mill.
|“You can buy from the most trusted suppliers in the industry and not have to worry about quality. Find wood products that are dried to the correct moisture content that control shrinkage and accept stains and finishes better.”
Pine Flooring and Exotic Interiors
Knotty pine flooring goes naturally with log homes in any room. Its beauty and durability will last for many years when properly installed and maintained. Pine flooring comes in these sizes:
- 1 x 4 unfinished
- 1 x 5 unfinished
- 1 x 6 unfinished
- 1 x 6 pre-finished
Like log siding, the best results with pine flooring come with tongue and groove with the end-matching design for zero waste. Buy yours in square foot packages and save money. Check with us for the availability of sizes of unfinished and pre-finished flooring. The flooring illustrated here is magnificent and anyone would be pleased to own it.
Interior Trim Comes Next on the List
Moving to log home building materials on the inside, you need to select quality pine interior trims and moldings. The two styles available are for log siding and pine or cedar paneling. (Pine trim can be stained a cedar color). Interior log siding trim is the same product as exterior log trim already mentioned. Interior trims for paneling come in the following styles:
- Knotty pine crown, and a pictured here, casing molding
- Knotty pine baseboard and inside corner
- Knotty pine ceiling and outside corner
- ¾” pine cove and quarter round
- Barnwood casing and trim
Each of our wood products is hand-inspected for your assurance of high-quality wood.
Half Log Mantels Round Out Your Log Home Building Materials
A half-log mantel is a natural addition above a fireplace or wood-burning stove. Choose a kiln-dried and hand-hewn showpiece with a rustic flair for charm and beauty. The knots and character make this item an ideal place for displaying personal items or artwork. You may want to use round log cradles to mount the mantel. Four varieties are typically available, including:
- 10” wide – 4’, 5’, or 6’ long – finished or unfinished
- 10” wide – 7’, 8’, 9’ or 10’ log – finished or unfinished
- 12” wide – 4’, 5’, or 6’ long – finished or unfinished
- 12” wide – 7’, 8’, 9’, or 10’ long – finished or unfinished
They look terrific as you can see!