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Log Home Events and Seminars

If you are in the Muskoka area and looking for more information on building a log home, True North Log Homes is holding a Factory Tour & Construction Seminar on May 26th in Bracebridge. Also they will be on hand at various events through the summer to answer any questions you may have. True North […]

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Factory Tour & Construction Seminar

True North’s popular Factory Tour and Construction Seminar is a unique event that demonstrates how a True North Log Home is manufactured and built. Learn how we use our over 19 Canadian and U.S. patents to build your log home. At True North, we believe that “Our best customer is a well-informed customer.” When: Saturday […]

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Where To Build A Log Cabin/Home?

You should spend as much time researching and exploring land options as you do on the style and design of your new log structure. Views and sunlight are important factors to take into consideration. These two factors can affect the natural heating and lighting of your log dwelling. Location: While the idea of building a […]

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A German carpenter (Zimmerer) hewing a log into a beam. Note the blue ch: lk line snapped on the log to which the hewer works. Image © Patrick-Emil Zörner via Wikimedia Commons

What is Hewing?

In woodworking, hewing is the process of converting a log from its rounded natural form into lumber (timber) with more or less flat surfaces using primarily an axe. It is an ancient method, and before the advent of the industrial-era type of sawmills, it was a standard way of squaring up wooden beams for timber […]

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Log Homes and Christmas Trees

Eastern White Pine is a popular choice in Ontario for log home construction due to its abundance in the province and in general, its straightness of growth. Other common types of trees used in Canada for building log structures are Western Red Cedar, Western Douglas Fir, Eastern Red Pine and Eastern White Cedar. Our rustic […]

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Last Prefab Webinar of 2016

Build a Home You Love, Within Your Budget, Designed to Last a Lifetime. Learn more in this free 1 hour webinar offered by Lindal Cedar Homes. What You’ll Learn: • Why Lindal is #1 in custom prefab home design, and why quality prefab is a better choice. • How the Lindal building system can be […]

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Free Webinar from Lindal Cedar Homes

Introducing modern home designs created by Lindal Elements & the Lindal Architects Collaborative. Learn why Lindal is a world leader in modern prefab in this engaging, one-hour webinar, presented live by former Lindal CEO Michael Harris. The newxt seminar date is Sunday, October 16, 11 AM PDT. There are other dates available in November and […]

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How Logs are Prepared

The logs in log houses have a varying degree of moisture content; all logs have moisture when freshly cut. In the case of handcrafted logs moisture will naturally leave the timber, drying it out until it stabilizes with its climate. This drying-out causes movement and shrinking of the log’s diameter. As logs and timbers dry, […]

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Free Webinar Offered by Lindal Cedar Homes

Learn why Lindal is the preeminent modern prefab in this free webinar. Learn how they can help you design a home you love, within your budget and built to last a lifetime. The one-hour presentation by former Lindal CEO Michael Harris is followed by an interactive Q&A.  The next webinar is being held tomorrow (August 16th), with another […]

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Log Wall Styles

There are different log styles that can be used in log home construction. Here are some of the different types, with the features and advantages of each. Premier Dovetail Legendary Logcrafters Ltd. prides itself on being one of the premier builders of Handcrafted Dovetail wall systems.  This style of construction is also referred to as Canadiana […]

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