Step 3 on the Homepath™ > Manufacturing
Real Log Homes® Precision Pre-cutting for Less Wasted Time, Material and Money
We have set the highest standard in the industry for extensive precision pre-cutting. We are one of the very few log home companies to cut our log home packages on our state of the art computer controlled, precision cutting machine called the Hundegger, which means less waste and much tighter fitting logs. This, combined with our InterLock™ Joinery System, creates one of the most weather-tight log packages available; and our naturally dried, treated logs withstand the test of time. Our attention to detail during the manufacturing process is what makes a Real Log Homes brand log home more economical to build, more comfortable to live in, and more satisfying to own.
EXTENSIVE PRECISION PRE-CUTTING - Real Log Homes brand log homes lead the industry in pre-cut structural components. Using an advanced computer controlled cutting machine (CNC or Hundegger) our packages arrive ready for assembly, saving time and reducing the risk of costly mistakes from extensive on-site cutting. We pre-cut all corners, butt joints, window and door openings, and gables to roof pitch. Floor and ceiling joists are pre-cut and notched as are the heavy timber girders. Rafters (per plan) are pre-cut to the pitch of the roof. Even frame stock is supplied custom pre-cut to accommodate windows and doors to help ensure a weather-tight fit.
INTERLOCK JOINERY SYSTEM - Our InterLock Joinery System is an engineered system in which the major components act in union, allowing the natural, subtle settling process inherent in all log home construction. To create a more weatherproof and draft-free home, this system includes our single baffle-and-channel log design with its large 2-inch-wide tongue; PVC Lockspline™ connecting strips and foam gaskets along the log tongues and at all butt joints, corners, windows, and doors; and Olympic OlyLog® fasteners along each course of logs.
NATURAL DRYING - Real Log Homes log home packages are never kiln-dried. Rather they are borate treated and allowed to season in place. All logs shrink, settle, and move as they age. Kiln drying doesn't prevent that. Our natural drying process, in combination with our InterLock Joinery System, allows our log homes to settle naturally, creating one of the most weather-tight log systems available.
TIM-BOR® TREATED LOGS - All our logs, except cedar, are treated with Tim-Bor, a non-toxic wood preservative that inhibits mildew, decay, and insect infestations. For effective penetration, bundles of pre-cut logs are immersed in a Tim-Bor solution, allowing the preservative to soak into the wood. We recommend an exterior maintenance program of periodic applications of a high-quality exterior finish to keep your home protected. Properly maintained with an exterior treatment, the benefits of Tim-Bor are permanent.
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