Tom, I’m so pleased that was your first concern! As a wholesale business we comprehend many people will associate the word “wholesale”, with little to no service, that’s just not true with American Log and Lumber. We pride ourselves on full service, before and after the sale.
Having the business personally for over 30 years I have actually discovered a thing or 2 from my consumers. They want service primary and item adaptability that will satisfy or surpass their expectations. Numerous business are geared to accommodate one design or system, leaving lots of to settle since they think achieving their dream is simply not feasible within their spending plan.
American Log and Lumber was particularly formed to do both. We want to give the very best “FULL”, service readily available in the business today and offer the very best products offered for the client and the right items to fit the architectural design they select.
We have an Architect on personnel that has been creating log, timber, and bespoke design log homes for over forty years. We provide much more than a package deal of logs. We hold an abundance of re- claimed materials from brick, doors, heart yearn, cypress and much, much more.
We take pride in all of our services but building is by far the most important aspect of making the concept a reality for our customers. Because American can be your log and wood home specialist, designer and company, it gives us a BIG benefit over many of our competitors and that provides our customers a big benefit, and saves them potentially thousands in added product and labor cost.
On your internet site you discuss Lawson Cypress, which is not a common wood used in log houses; can you inform us more about it?
Just like any wood product there are cons and pros; seaside cypress has decay and bug resistance, however it splinters and is somewhat unsteady, yellow want is the strongest of pines, has a lovely grain but again is unstable. Western Red Cedar is an excellent rot and bug resistant material however can be a little too dark for interior use for some. Lawson Cypress does have one drawback, it only grows in Northern California and southern Oregon making this wood somewhat unusual and tough to get. We have a good supply originating from the only mill that mills it from the only stand in the entire world that is select cut each year. While this product is a bit more pricey than your typical material, it ranks favorably with various other cedars and seaside cypress however is much stronger and much more steady, making Lawson Cypress well worth the financial investment.
Lawson’s Cypress is among the great choices for your house logs. It has a great reputation for stability and sturdiness and should be a first choice for those residences being built in the south central states. Its credibility for decay resistance makes it more than a positive types to consider in any of our humid environments.
A Reputation for Strength
Ranked strongest amongst all sorts of Cypress, Lawson’s Cypress generally referred to as Harbor Orford Cedar (POC) has made a reputation for its strength and decay-resistance. This decay resistance is because of normally occurring oils in the wood. POC has actually historically been the favored wood for developing boats and Japanese sacred holy places. Today POC is optimal for flooring, interior woodwork, furniture, door construction and fence posts (its heartwood has an in- ground life of 20-25 years). POC has even been made use of to develop the arena seats at the world-famous Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, park benches at Yosemite National forest and for developing America’s Cup luxury yachts.
Rough Sawn Timbers
It’s easy. Strength, resilience and natural decay-resistance make POC the ideal wood for our Rough Sawn Timbers, where beauty and structural stability are important in both outdoor and in the house uses.
Perk up An Interior
POC is a lightly colored wood, enabling it to accept blemishes well. And with a fine texture, straight grain, and pleasurable lemony fresh scent, it’s an outstanding option for interior woodwork.
Perfect for Outsides
Our Look Plus decking made from POC is not only strong, it’s safe for children. Unlike green treated material In addition to chemical-free decay deterrence, its texture stays hassle-free without raised grain or slivering, and its longevity makes it optimal for use in high- traffic outdoor websites.
Exactly what about floor plans? Do you have your own collection for your clients to pore over and can you customize plans for individuals?
We presently have actually around fifteen published thinking of our internet site but I have hundreds within our archives. We normally deal with custom-made strategies and seldom construct from our published basic plans; those are mainly olded as concepts, or a base to begin our new design from. We could either altar among our strategies, go back to square one or produce a strategy utilizing our customers junk book of ideas.
American Log and Lumber can produce basically any log profile and corner style; do you have a favorite any why?
Tom, that’s a loaded question. As a maker and builder, I like logs and rustic construction in almost any style and form. If we are mentioning efficiency and simplicity of build then we would choose a “D”, log style with a butt and pass corner system. The simplicity of building lesser cost of log material makes this the best option in getting the biggest bang for your buck.
If strength is your driving force, then nothing beats a dovetail edge in a log. We developed one in Port Sulphur LA and the client called me after the last hurricane and informed me that his estate not only withstood the hurricane force winds and weather condition however that he could not even feel the walls relocate !! Now that’s a proof to engineering, building, design, and the dovetail log which inter-locks each log together.
If general charm is your objective, then I like the Swedish Cope log for total style. Numerous of the corner styles and log profiles could be intermingled, so it’s important that we cover this in detail during the design process.
As a wholesale business we understand numerous people will associate the word “wholesale”, with little to no service, that’s simply not real with American Log and Lumber. Lawson’s Cypress is one of the great selections for your residence logs. If we are talking of effectiveness and ease of build then we would go with a “D”, log style with a butt and pass corner system. The simplicity of building lower expense of log material makes this the best option in getting the most significant bang for your buck.
Many of the edge designs and log profiles can be intermingled, so it’s vital that we cover this in detail throughout the design procedure.