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.

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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.

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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.

Cascade Handcrafted Australian Distributor

Australian Distributor

Martin has been involved in Carpentry at every level since 1984 and holds an array of certifications and has an abundance of experience with Operations Management, Job Site Supervision, Production Manager, to name a few.

While he was a Self Employed Carpenter, he built many beautiful homes with post and beam construction and using Jarrah and Karri timbers.

Ontario Latewood Project - Post and Beam

Latewood Post & Beam

We’ve been working on a beautiful Latewood Post and Beam construction project for a couple’s lake front property in Northern Ontario! The logs for this home have been individually chosen and hand fallen through a process called “Selective Harvesting” to ensure future forest growth, sustaining the environment for wildlife.