The following image shows each log wall style and matching siding. Each style is available in various, the most popular being the 8"x8".
The D-Log building system is an exceptionally strong, easy to assemble log building system utilizing horizontally stacked kiln-dried laminated timber. D-Log walls are so strong they are capable of withstanding severe earthquakes and hurricane-strength winds. The D-Log building system provides you with the look of a log home on the outside and the flexibility of a conventional home on the inside.
The Double Round / Peeled building system is an exceptionally strong just like the the "D-Log" system, easy to assemble log building system utilizing horizontally stacked kiln-dried laminated timber. The Double Round / Peeled building system provides you with the look of a log home on the outside and on the inside.
This style log provides flat surface on both the interior and exterior of the building. This is a good style for small cabins; however, with both surfaces being flat, on a large building and from a distance the structure lacks detail unless it is profiled with a chink groove. We mill our flat logs with or without a chink groove. You can have a chink groove on one side or both. The choice is up to you.
The Swedish Cope log home style, also sometimes called Saddle Cope, uses round logs that have a concave groove removed from the bottom of each log to allow the logs to stack firmly on top of each other. This groove is machined to exact specifications to create a load-bearing, weather-tight seal. The Swedish Cope name is derived from the saddle-like notch that is milled at the bottom of each log.
D-Log Corner Post
D-Log Saddle Notch Corner
Swedish Cope Log with Saddle Notch Corner
Flat on Flat Log with Dovetail Corner
Flat on Flat Log with Timber Corner Post
Milled log homes use logs that are cut by a machine to a uniform diameter. A milled log has been put through a saw mill, lathe or planer. These machines cut the logs into the desired shape or profile. When you look at a milled log home, all the logs will be uniform size. Milled log homes are one of the most popular types of log homes because of the appeal of the logs' uniformity and consistency.
Milled logs can be machined in different ways to fit together: flat top and bottom surface, coped or tongue-and-grooved. The logs can be customized further by sanding the sides of the log to leave them with a very finished look or hand peeling with a draw knife for a more rustic look.
The most popular type of milled log is called the D-log. D-logs are round on the exterior side and flat on the interior side. D-logs come in various sizes depending on your desired look and budget, the most popular being the 8"x8". The advantage of D-logs is that the rounded exterior gives the home the traditional log home look from the outside, with the advantage of a flat interior side. The smooth flat interior surface makes hanging pictures, mirrors or any decorative items much easier.
While D-logs are the most popular and common milled log used in the industry, other types include Double D, Dovetail, Flat, Swedish Cope and Handcrafted wood profiles.
Milled logs are available in either pre-cut or a partial cut: