Earl Laverty from Laverty Log Homes & Timber Frames in Baden, Ontario, Canada, highlights common timber use and practices. White pine is one of the most common timbers used by Laverty Log Homes & Timber Frames and they are sustainably harvested in Southern Ontario, Canada. This wood is slow growth timber with a tight grain.
The smallest timber we use in a log wall is 10 inches thick. This meets the proper building code standard which can be found in the International Log Builders Association, “Effective Practices and Methods.” These 10 inches are the only thing between you and the cold so it must be properly insulated and gasketed to prevent drafts.
Learn more about gasketing in our other video: vimeo.com/181948656
Or visit our website to find out more about our log home building process: lavertyloghomes.ca/log-home-builder