Hand Hewn 12” 2017-08-20T05:17:32+00:00

Project Description

Hand Hewn 12” – Product Information

The Better Than Logs™ Hand-hewn 12″ Log Sidings are developed from REAL Montana Hand-hewn Logs, with real broad-axe 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 hand-hewn logs of the past while allowing modern homes to benefit from 21st-century construction and insulation technologies.

All Better Than Logs™ Hand-hewn 12″ Log Sidings have three forms of internal bracing, creating a very strong and stable concrete panel:

  • Polyiso Insulation Board laminated into the back of each board
  • Three layers of fiberglass roving cloth throughout the boards

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

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 your needs.

Trim Options for the Better Than Logs Hand-hewn 12″ Siding includes:

  • 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

Other Options for the Better Than Log™ Hand-hewn 12″ Log Siding includes:

  • We have 2 different options for corner treatments:
    • End-Tailings: create a “dove-tail” style corner
    • Vertical Corner Trim
  • Posts: resembles a wood-post corner look:
    • We have 9″ square hand-hewn round hollow posts that are designed to slip over a structural member, to give the appearance that balcony/roof/etc is being supported by a real hand-hewn timber. Comes in 12′ length.
  • We supply Chinking, Color Matched Sealant, and Hardware
  • HH12WF
  • HH12NF
  • ETHHSWF12
  • ETHHSNF12
  • ETHHL12
  • CTR8
  • CTR6
  • CTR4
  • Custom Curved Window Trims
  • HH12WF
  • HH12NF
  • ETHHSWF12
  • ETHHSNF12
  • ETHHL12
  • CTR8
  • CTR6
  • CTR4
  • Custom Curved Window Trims
  • HH12WF
  • HH12NF
  • ETHHSWF12
  • ETHHSNF12
  • ETHHL12
  • CTR8
  • CTR6
  • CTR4
  • Custom Curved Window Trims
  • Grey Weathered
  • Natural
  • Golden Brown
  • Light Brown
  • Classic Brown
  • Weathered Brown
  • Dark Brown

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. The sealant is used throughout the installation for weatherproofing.

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

Typical product lead time is 8-12 weeks, shorter if we have available inventory.

For the installation, we offer color matched BTL Sealant Caulking (7 colors), BTL Chinking (12 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 ensures that your project will continue to look great for many years to come.

We manufacture, sell and ship directly from the factory in Drummond, Montana. We can ship throughout the continental USA and the world.

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.

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