When it comes to choosing logs to build a beautiful log home or timber frame home, we only use premium-quality logs. Finding the right logs for certain designs can be a bit tricky as you have to take into consideration the size of the log home or cabin, the features, and the design and incorporate specific-sized logs to complete the project.
Our log source is mainly on BC’s coastal regions and mountains. Below is a story on what one of our log sorting expeditions was like and how we manage to gather, and even stockpile the timbers we needed to build our log homes.
We landed on the Island just after dawn to survey and do some log sorting with the new logs that had just arrived so we could pick the best logs for the work ahead. You have to have a good eye for what you’re looking for and be quick with your decision as there are others there looking to purchase. Time is money!
Typically the logs are tied in large booms and towed to a log sort where they can be de-watered. From there they are spread out for grading and sorting.
Once they have all been graded, they are marked and put into individual piles for the potential buyers. These are spread out in 50 logs at a time and it takes about 15 minutes to sort through them all.
When you take into account, that a good scaling crew can go through 1500 to 2000 cubic meters a day. That’s about 40 logging truck loads, it pays to have experience on your side to get the best logs.
It was a great day and we are fully stocked with all the logs we require for the next few projects.
We recommend buying the best logs you can – any other element can be upgraded later. Better logs return their value in thermal performance, maintenance and resale not to mention aesthetic quality.