We provide several wood species options for our log home packages, shown below. Of course, if you have a wood species in mind that you have your heart set on, we're happy to accommodate special requests. We want our log homes to be a perfect fit for our clients, so while the wood species below are the standard, they certainly are not the only species we can work with. We have simply found these species to provide a good balance of aesthetics, economy, strength and stability - qualities that make for a beautiful and long-lasting log home.
EASTERN WHITE PINE
Botanical Name: Pinus strobus
Eastern white pine is our most popular wood species. It is economical and very stable, with great strength and resilence. It does not warp as much as some other wood species (such as Southern Yellow Pine). It grows relatively quickly and is locally available where our manufacturing facility is located in New Hampshire. The natural color of this wood is more pale and neutral than the more reddish cedar. Because of its natural light color, it can be stained to almost any color you desire for your log home. It has a fair amount of knots in it, which works very well for log homes that want to highlight the rustic "camp like" feel of a log home. Of course, it also works just as well in a home with modern decor and styling.
WESTERN RED CEDAR
Botanical Name: Thuya plicata
Western red cedar Botanical Name: Thuya plicata Family: Cupressaceae Western red cedar is typically more expensive than Eastern white pine, but it offers some nice benefits. It has a rich figured grain, and its distinctive knots are usually smaller and farther between. The wood is naturally insect resistant, which is a very desirable trait. In addition, the natural color of the wood has far more of a reddish tone to it, yielding a very warm and inviting look to your log home. A distinctive alternative, Western red cedar is available in all profiles.