Quality of Materials
True North's Log Homes are Built
the Finest Wood in
The most valuable soft wood in North America goes into every True
North log home. Grown in the forests of Northern Ontario and Quebec,
this winter-cut, slow growth Northeastern white pine tree is carefully
chosen by True North for the log wall system of your home. Only
the durable heartwood of the log is used, making the log extremely
dimensionally stable. The sapwood section, or soft layers between
the heartwood and the bark is eliminated in the squaring process.
This assures that settlement of the logs will be minimal -- not
exceeding one inch in an eight-foot wall height. Western red cedar
is also available upon request.
Full-size Logs Mean Greater Value
True North uses only full dimensional
logs to build log homes. This means, for example, the 8" x 12" log
actually measures 8" x 12", as opposed to the 7 1/4" x 11 1/4" logs
used by others in the industry. True North's use of full-size logs
translates into greater insulative value. The bottom line is that
the larger the logs, the more thermal mass, which equals more energy
A wide variety of log shapes, log profiles and corner styles are offered by True
North. The choices cover the entire spectrum of North American log
dwellings and design choices, from square to round shapes, from dovetail
to saddlenotch corners and from smooth to rough faces.
Explore the many unique options offered by True
North. The "Adzed" log face finish is gaining great popularity
in North America.
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