Today’s modern log homes are much more than just stacked logs. Many producers have spent decades perfecting a building system, which combines engineering principles with specific crafting, sealing, fastening techniques for a particular tree species.
Choosing the right species of wood is one of the most important decisions to make when building a log and timber home in the Carolinas. This can be a daunting decision, since every log and timber frame home producer claims their wood is the best on the market.
But that’s where Carolina Log Center can help. We researched the issue extensively when we built our own log home. It’s why today we only offer three kinds of species; “Deep Swamp” Red Cypress, Aromatic Red Cedar, and Eastern White Pine.
All of these species are naturally resistant to Mother Nature. Each offers unique color, texture and grain patterns. Which is best? It’s simply a matter of personal preference.
We offer these species from Gable Log Homes and Cabin Creek Timber Frames, two longtime companies staffed with talented artisans.
These species and the building systems used by these log and timber home crafters are the only choice for our customers. These companies offer kiln dried logs and timbers to achieve a low moisture content, which minimizes shrinkage. We offer these species in several different varieties of styles and profiles.
Logs are milled and timber frames are hand carved, to create a exact fit. When combined with our quality sealant, spline joinery, and top of the line fasteners and attention to detail during construction, you will have a high performance, energy efficient home. After building the highest quality home available, we add the final touch by applying a top grade, environmentally friendly exterior and interior sealants. This keeps your home looking like you just moved in, for years to come.