Log Home Construction Using Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar trees are indigenous to North America’s Pacific Northwest region. The Western Red Cedar is also the “official” tree of British Columbia, Canada, which recently welcomed the world at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
|Brian Moore Log Homes specializes in creating custom Handcrafted Log Homes, Post & Beam Log Homes and Dovetail Log Homes made from hand hewn, slow growth Western Red Cedar logs.
The Aesthetics of Western Red CedarMost buyers of Red Cedar log homes are attracted to the natural beauty of the exposed heartwood. It is visually stunning softwood with a lasting aroma. Its warm cinnamon-red and deep amber color tones help accentuate the incredible beauty of the uniform, richly textured wood grains.
The base of Western Red Cedar logs are often irregularly flared and may be utilized in the construction of Handcrafted Cedar Log Homes to create unique log accents in support beams and posts for living areas.
Properties of Western Red Cedar Logs
The distinctive chemical properties of Western Red Cedar are what elevate this remarkable softwood above other softwoods used in Handcrafted Log Home Construction.
Benefits of Western Red CedarRed Cedar is exceptional softwood with many unique physical properties that make it ideal for handcrafted log home construction. Western Red Cedar is lightweight, extremely durable and very easy to work with. Here are some additional benefits of using Western Red Cedar for building log homes.
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Western Red Cedar FactsSlow growth, mature Western Red Cedar trees live for hundreds of years and reach heights of nearly 200 feet with a base trunk diameter of up to 8 feet across.
|As Western Red Cedar trees age they become
increasingly stable. The outer heartwood and sapwood become the most durable, developing high resistance against shrinkage, swelling, warping and splitting (checking), which are common concerns with other types of logs used in log home construction such as Douglas Fir, Engleman Spruce or Pine.
Growing in the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest the Western Red Cedar is well acclimatized and impervious to the most adverse weather conditions. In fact, North American building codes allow the use of Western Red Cedar for exterior use without requiring kiln drying or heat treating.
Cedar Log Homes Are Generational Homes
Cedar log homes provide the home owner with a lifetime of low maintenance, luxurious log home living. For many, their Western Red Cedar log home has become a part of their family heritage; destined to be passed on from generation to generation.
Ask Us About Handcrafted Western Red Cedar Log Homes
|For over three decades Brian Moore Log Homes have specialized in custom, handcrafted log home construction for clients throughout the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe. Our portfolio includes over 300 projects ranging from log home retreats to commercial log buildings as large as 11,000 square feet.
Ask us about handcrafted Cedar Log Home Plans, Post & Beam Log Home Plans and Dovetail Log Home Plans. We also build custom Timber Frame Homes.
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