The origin of the log structure is uncertain. It is probable that it began in northern Europe sometime in the Bronze Age (c. 3,500 B.C.). By the time Europeans began to settle in America, there was a long tradition of using logs for houses, barns, and other outbuildings in the Scandinavian countries, Germany, and Northern Russia. These regions had vast stands of softwood timber that could easily be worked with simple hand tools. According to C. A. Weslager, whose book on log cabins is considered a classic, the Finns, as well as the Swedes, had a “close attunement” with the forests, and both groups had well-developed forest industries.
Logs have come a long way since those times where inside walls were often chinked with clay or cloth. Most floors were simply beaten earth, although some cabins had floors of puncheons–logs split lengthwise and laid close together with the flat sides up. A family often built a sleeping loft if the roof were high enough. The loft could be reached by pegs pounded into the walls or by a ladder built from tree limbs. The loft also was used to store foodstuffs.
It is referred to as an engineered log or super insulated log. The FIVE T&G will not allow air or moisture to penetrate the building. Here you see our Graphite infused polystyrene foam with our 5 T & G
A cedar YURT with a High Tech Super Insulated Log Cabin Log System is the first of its kind in the log home industry.
This will revolutionize the log home industry and offer home owners an extremely high R-value (energy efficient) home.
The core of the log is a solid piece of EPS foam encased by solid wood. This will double or triple the R-Factor of a typical solid log wall, and is engineered and designed to be as perfect as a log can be. It will be MUCH LESS THAN half the weight of a typical full log, a big benefit for builders & installers.
This new Insulated Log is available in a variety of wood species including Eastern White Pine, Western Red Cedar, White Cedar, Douglas Fir, Cypress, Spruce, Red Oak and Lodge Pole Pine. One of the most exciting benefits is that consumers can actually mix the species of wood on their homes, something you can’t do with a traditional full log system.
This new system allows customers to utilize different looks on the exterior and interior of their homes – for example, a dark, rich wood, such as Western Red Cedar, on the outside of your home and a lighter wood, such as Pine or Spruce, on the interior. We can now offer this flexibility with ZERO splits or log cracks and with a greatly improved R-value log AND ZERO LOG SETTLING.
You could actually request Red Cedar on the entire outside and make every room in your home a different interior finish. Kitchen could be red oak, closets red cedar, bathroom white cedar and so on.