SOLID WOOD - MILLED UNIFORM LOGS
Created from the most beautiful and NATURALLY DRIED wood
Log homes are something special, they bring out something different in every person who experiences them. To some they represent the romance of the past, to others the warmth and charm. The feeling that is most common is that they are so very unique in both style and feelthe perfect recipe for your log home dream.
The most popular log desired and the SIERRA STANDARD are logs produced from solid Spruce and Pine wood. Our demands are for very dry wood so your home will stay very stable and shrink or settle very slightly. Thus we make our logs from trees that have naturally died in the forest and have been drying for over 2-3 years.
These logs are absolutely beautiful with unmatched character. The colors of the wood are breathtaking. Natural white pine background with wisps of tans, browns, reds and greys streaking through the log. Each log carries its own uniqueness and excitement - this is what makes every log home so awesome!
Cedar - Sierra is becoming the king of Cedar log homes. Cedar is becoming more desired do to its natural ability to ward off decay and insects. We have become the only log home company in North America to produce a 13" swedish cope log up to 32' long.
We are now offering all of our wall logs and sidings in Cedar material. Our Cedar swedish cope logs are priced far below market and not too much more expensive than our pine logs. Call us now for more information---this product is unbelievably beautiful!
We use a big shaper machine that profiles the log into any shape or size (up to 13" wide and 60' long).
Sierra "CRAFTSMAN" series is a precisely produced log!
This is the SIERRA STANDARD shaping a log is the most precise or accurate way to create a uniform log. We make logs that range in sizes from 8" to 13" in width and up to 60' long in many different profiles (see below).
Longer logs makes for fewer butt joints...the more beautiful it becomes
Sierra stands out as one of the few log home companies to be able to do a NOMINAL or NO BUTT JOINT log wall (the fewer butt joints the more pure or more beautiful the log wall becomes). Butt joints are when 2 logs come together forming a log course. Short logs make allot of butt joints (very busy), longer logs make fewer to NO butt joints (very clean & very desired).
When your builder is finished stacking these logs, your log walls are tight with few to no butt joints and absolutely gorgeous. Truly a finished product for the builder to be proud of and something for YOU to be impressed with!
Elegant with a smooth finish or more naturally
beautiful with a hand-peel
Whatever your taste demands, you can have with a Sierra log home. If your desire is for the more contemporary look, then you will desire the standard smooth finish - very elegant.
However, if you desire a more rustic or natural appearance, you may opt for our hand-peeled or hand hewn finish. A choice that will dramatically alter the look of a uniform log home to a more natural state, especially when you incorporate natural logs into your log home. Something to consider when you are desiring a more personal expression of rustic elegance!
Understand the process and you will know why this is the best log to buy
We put a lot of effort into making the most beautiful log we can. The Sierra log shaping machine and choosing beautiful wood enables us to achieve these high standards.
The raw tree is put onto a saw mill and cut into a "log blank" with 4 flat sides and then structurally graded. This sawing process removes a lot of the unwanted aspects of the outer wood and leaves the more beautiful solid characteristics of the inner wood that makes this log so beautiful.
The final log profile is produced by using big cutters that carve the wood into the desired shape as the "log blank" travels through the machine. By using a fixed, high speed cutting process, our logs come out with the most beautiful smooth finish and always the same size - this is very important for accuracy and beauty.
Craftsman Series Specifications
- SPRUCE/PINE (Sierra standard) - used for walls, posts & beams
- DOUGLAS FIR (structural use only) - used for beams & posts
- CEDAR (upon request) - used for walls, posts & beams
- SPRUCE/PINE - standing dead under 20%
- DOUGLAS FIR - green
- CEDAR - air dried to 20-25% (size specific)
(TPI graded and stamped)
- TPI WALL LOG 40 & BETTER - (Sierra standard) for walls & posts
- TPI PREMIUM - for structural beams
- round - from 8" to 13" wide up to 60' long (see profiles below)
- profiled - 4x8, 6x8, 6x10, 8x8, 8x10, 10x10
- round swedish cope logs
- profiled logs - "D", flat/flat (timber style)
- (see profiles below)
- SMOOTH - (Sierra standard)
- HAND-PEELED or HAND HEWN - (optional upgrade)
- Swedish cope or tongue & groove
- SADDLE NOTCH - (Sierra standard) for all logs
- BUTTE & PASS - D logs only
- DOVETAIL - applies to certain shapes only
(or wall shrinking)
- approx 3/4" to 1" per 9' of wall height