When selecting a wood species, it is very important to learn the ins and outs of a wide range of wood species. Learning about their characteristics and the type of look they impart to your log home will help in the right selection of wood species.
Types of woods:
There are different types of softwoods such as cedar, pine, cypress, fir, spruce and hemlock. You can see that log home producer uses a combination of different types of wood species. This means that there is no one ideal kind of wood that results in better residential log cabins. So, you can choose more than one wood of your choice that shares same characteristics as required by you.
Structure of Wood
Looking at the technical aspects of wood, you will find that it is a hard, and fibrous substance present under the bark in a tree. Different cells in the wood are arranged in a parallel form to each other in line with the tree trunk. This type of arrangement offers strength to the wood.
Growth trees of saleable size normally comprise of sapwood. It contains several different things in it such as living cells that carries sap, tree’s food, etc. It is less durable, so when exposed to moisture, it can easily get rotten.
However, when seen in scenario of log home construction, sapwood quickly absorbs preservatives. So, in case when the wood you choose is impregnated using a good quality wood preservative, sapwood can prove to be an advantage. It offers benefit of resistance to decay to its users.
With an extensive range of wood species, many times making the right choice becomes quite difficult. Increasing your knowledge of these wood species will help you decide the perfect wood for your dream home.