Applewood Log Homes has flexible log capabilities, offering both milled solid white pine, strata (laminated) white pine, red cedar and white cedar logs. This unique repertoire allows customers to enjoy our unmatched standards of carefully selected materials and quality assurance.
White Pine (Solid)
Strata Logs (Laminate)
Eastern White Pine logs have been the mainstay for Applewood Log Homes for more than 25 years. Applewood offers a Premium Solid Log and Early American Log.
Facts about Eastern White Pine. From the beginning, eastern white pine has been one of the most important and desirable tree species in North America. In fact, no other conifer provides as much shelter and food for wildlife species, or has played such a vital role in building the early American infrastructure. In the 17th and 18th centuries virtually every building erected was constructed of easter white pine.
A major species for reforestation, eastern white pine is a rapidly growing tree, commonly reaching 200 years of age, with a height of 80 feet or more, and a diameter of 2-3 feet. It grows from eastern Canada to northern Georgia and west to Ohio, from sea level to 5,000 feet. The soft, light wood is of medium strength, stains and finishes well and warps and checks less than many other species. It yellows with age, works very easily with most machine or hand tools and holds nails and screws well with out the need to pre-drill.
The Strata Log, named for the inherent layers utilized in the manufacturing process offers many unique attributes that appeal to an up and coming generation of log home buyers.
Facts about Eastern Hemlock. Hemlock shares the same basic habitat as eastern white pine. Eastern hemlock, also called Canada hemlock or hemlock spruce, grows from sea lever to 2400 feet in elevation in the northeastern and northern portions of the US-Canadian range. Mature eastern hemlock trees commonly reach heights of 100 feet, with diameters of 3 feet. It may take 250-300 years to reach maturity and may live for 800 years or more. A tree measuring 84 inches in diameter, 160 feet tall with an age of 988 years is among the largest and oldest ever recorded.
Eastern hemlock is the most shade tolerant of all tree species, surviving with as little as 5 percent of full sunlight. The tree is capable of withstanding suppression for as long as 400 years. currently, the eastern hemlock stands are considered essential for shelter and bedding of white-tailed deer during the winter. The wood is moderately light in weight, moderately hard and moderately limber. kit is average in nail holding capacity and glues easily.