Log Package Provided by Jeremiah Johnson Log Homes
One of the first decisions we made while designing our cabin is what type of logs we wanted to use. In our third blog post, we explain how we settled on Western Red Cedar logs.
Some of the world’s most select distributors of Western Red Cedar are located on Canada’s west coast. That’s where our logs are being sourced.
Interesting fact many people don’t know: Our log cabin is currently being built on site in Canada. It will be handcrafted to completion and then disassembled and shipped to us in about a month and half or so, depending on a variety of factors … for instance, Mother Nature.
Did you know that in early July there were more than 200 wildfires burning in Canada’s British Columbia province? Since the start of wildfire season on April 1, the province has seen more than 700 fires this year!
We are extremely fortunate to say that our cabin was not one of the many that burned down! However, the wildfires did slow progress on our cabin since most of the workers put everything on hold to fight the fires … understandably so!
Happily, most of the fires are now under control! After a few weeks of craziness, our logs are being hand peeled and scribed once again.
All of the photos of the logs below have been kindly provided by Dennis Anderson, one of the owners of Jeremiah Johnson Log Homes. And can I just mention really quickly, he has been AMAZING to work with! We’ve requested a few last-minute changes to the logs, and he’s been super-duper accommodating and helpful.
I can really tell he cares about the quality and character of each home he helps craft. He’s brought many details to our attention that we would not have considered and has assisted us in making great choices! Not to mention he’s been awesome about saving all of the scrap pieces for our personal projects.