FAQ's

What type of wood is used and where does it come from?

All of the products we mill come from Eastern White Pine harvested from lower northern Michigan. Cedar wood is also available as an upgrade.

How are the logs prepared for installation? Our logs are kiln dried to 18% moisture content, inspected by our certified grader and then processed at our mill.

How are the logs put together?
Our logs are milled to include a tongue and groove connecting system. Two strips of weather seal insulation are placed between the logs and then the logs are lagged together using a special lag screw designed specifically for log home construction.

What is included with installation?
In a nutshell, it is all the materials necessary to complete the structure to make it sealed from the weather. The package includes a floor system, walls, ceiling planking, roof, metal roofing, complete porch, windows and doors. All the materials included for the weather tight package are listed in the "Installation Package" page. The price installed is on your foundation.

What do I need to have completed to take delivery of my cabin package?
You should have your foundation installed whatever type you choose; crawl space, basement, or piers. Call your building official for local code requirements.

What maintenance is required for my cabin?
We recommend using a stain product designed exclusively for log homes. Most products recommend a fresh application every 4 years.

How is my cabin insulated?
All of our cabins outside walls are made of solid logs. A true log cabins insulating value is measured by thermal mass not “R– Value” as most conventional homes are measured. Log cabin efficiency studies prove the superior effectiveness of the thermal mass of the logs versus the insulation of conventional homes, which saves you money on your energy bill.

How are electrical and plumbing lines installed in my cabin?
The electrical outlets and switches are predetermined with an electrician. We will pre-drill the logs and cut the receptacle outlet cavities for the electrician to place the outlets and switches. The plumbing is similar to conventional framed homes, the only major difference is that none of the plumbing can be located in an exterior wall.