We use EXCLUSIVELY standing dead dry logs for our log homes. We are very selective on the wood that we use in our homes. Anything that has a moisture content of above 19% is automatically rejected. Standing dead timber is left to cure on the stump for several years before harvesting the lumber. Leaving the wood upright before harvesting allows the moisture to leave the tree through gravity, and return to the soil. Also being exposed to the air, the logs can slowly cure, instead of being forced out as in Kiln-dried lumber. All vegetation gives off heat as part of the decomposing process. This allows the wood to cure as well. The logs are then harvested before the logs begin to decay and become nonstructural. This gives the lumber a low moisture content before it even leaves for our lumber yard. Once the lumber reaches us here at Lumberjack Log Homes, the logs acclimate to our dry environment, allowing the moisture content to lower even more. The result is dry, stable, structural wood in which to build your beautiful new Dream Log Home.
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