So now that you know the timber options from which to choose, how do you turn this raw material into a home?
First you need to choose whether you want the look of a milled or handcrafted home. The primary differences here are the size and uniformity of the logs and the technique used to prepare them.
Handcrafted logs are prepared as the name implies: People — not machines — strip, shape and cut the timbers until they are suitable for construction according to your plans. The shape of the logs is usually very organic and uneven, giving a home a distinctive look.