Interesting Facts - Tree Rings

Interesting Facts – Tree Rings

Trees can develop interesting features, given their growing conditions and environment. Usually, a tree will grow having the different bands creating “rings” throughout the growth of the tree. The two bands look different because the small cells created by the tree in the Summer absorb more light and there for look darker.

50 Year Western Red Cedar Log Home

Western Red Cedar Log Homes

With good design and proper maintenance, the well built log home will serve for centuries. Studies have shown natural wood to be superior to synthetic products in virtually every way. Among those natural woods, Western Red Cedar ranks the highest. It is renewable, biodegradable and sourced from the most sustainable forests in the world. While other building materials produce greenhouse gases, Western Red Cedar actually removes them.

Cascade Christmas Cash Giveaway 2018

Christmas Cash Giveaway

LIKE US on FACEBOOK and leave us a comment under our Christmas Cash post and that’s it! You are then automatically entered into THE DRAW to WIN $200 in US currency that will be deposited straight into your PayPal account!

Southern US Log Home Builder

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I have been in the building industry my entire life. Since 1990 I started working in the mountains of Colorado building palatial custom homes, renovations and large commercial buildings.

I was introduced to building handcrafted  log homes in 2000 where I learned the trade and the extremely detailed craftsmanship. I have a passion for the beautiful log features, grains and aroma produced by the logs.

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Western Red Cedar

Our preferred and most popular timber with clients is the stunning Western Redcedar.  The latin name Thuja plicata, is commonly called Western or Pacific redcedar, giant or western arborvitae, giant cedar, or shinglewood, is a species of Thuja, an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae native to western North America.

Timber Frame Beams - Cascade Handcrafted Log Homes

Timber Frame Homes

Timberframing has been around for centuries providing strength and longevity to it’s structure.  Timber Frame Homes offer a unique style, strength and sustainable designs, and just like a Cascade Handcrafted – western red cedar log home, they offer energy efficiency and awe inspiring character. These beautifully handcrafted homes truly are the building results of a master craftsman.

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Handcrafted vs Milled Log Homes

A handcrafted log home is the only “true” log home. In a handcrafted building, the log is still a natural log, the only alteration being that it has undergone removal of the outer bark and part or all of the “cambium” or inner bark layer. Because of this, each log still possess all of the uniqueness and character that nature intended it to have.