Hand-Hewn 12” Log Siding (HH12WF and HH12NF)

  • The Better Than Logs™ Hand-hewn 12" Log Sidings are developed from REAL Montana Hand-hewn Logs, with actual broad-ax marks and textures.Historically, hand-hewn logs were popular in the United States in the 18th and 19th century.

    The hewing was a great deal of labor, but very beneficial in stacking and sealing the frontier log home. Historic Hand-hewn Log Homes are still in existence in nearly every state in the union.

    The Better Than Logs™ Hand-hewn 12" Log Siding was developed to replicate and properly represent the historic lineage of the handhewn logs of the past, while allowing modern homes to benefit from 21st century construction and insulation technologies.
    The Better Than Logs™ Hand-hewn 12" Log Siding is available with the chink flange (WF) and without the chink flange (NF). When ordering the Hand hewn 12" Log Siding, both options are available. The chink joint may range from 0" to 3+", entirely up to the customer.

    All Better Than Logs™ Hand-hewn 12" Log Sidings have three forms of internal bracing:
    - Polyiso Insulation Board laminated into the back of each board
    -Three layers of fiberglass roving cloth throughout the boards
    -Steel Gussets throughout the back channel of the boards

    All of these engineering factors, and others, create a very strong and stable concrete panel.

    We offer our Better Than Logs™ Hand-hewn 12" Log Sidings in all five colors: Natural, Weathered Wood, Golden Brown, Light Brown, and Dark Brown. All sidings and trims are suitable for interior and exterior applications.

    All products ship stained and ready for installation. No additional surface sealants are required. All products are maintenance free.

    Product installation is very simple. All boards are to be drilled and screwed in place on the structure. The Trims are installed first, then the main Siding boards are installed. Sealant is used throughout the installation for weatherproofing.

    Once the installation is complete, the major joints are sealed, chinked, and finished.

    We also have access to experienced and trustworthy Contractors, Builders, and Installers in many areas of the country that can accomplish the installation if preferred.

    Typical product lead time is 12-16 weeks, shorter if we have available inventory.

    For the installation, we offer color matched BTL Sealant Caulking (5 colors), BTL Chinking (8 colors), and BTL Installation Hardware.

    A great deal of engineering design, manufacturing materials, and manufacturing labor initially go into our products so that you, the customer, are required to do little to no maintenance on your exterior siding for the life of your home.

    Additionally, Better Than Logs™ products include a "Limited Lifetime Warranty" on our product's structure and coloring. Our warranty insures that your project
    will continue to look great for many years to come.
    We do send out samples of the HH12 products. Let us know if you would like a sample, what color you would prefer, and we will make every effort to accommodate.
    We manufacture, sell and ship direct from the factory in Drummond, Montana. We can ship throughout the continental USA and the world.

    Corner Options for the Better Than Logs Hand-hewn 12" Siding includes:

    - End-tailings: create a "dove-tail" type corner trim
    - Straight Trim: resembles vertical 2" x 6" (CTR6) and 2" x 8" (CTR8) hand-hewn trim boards

    Window and Door Trims include: - 2" x 6" (CTR6) and 2" x 8" (CTR8) hewn timbers