What is a Handcrafted Log? Common characteristics of handcrafted logs:
- Some bark is left on the log for color variation.
- Logs are irregularly shaped and vary in size.
- Each log is cut to conform to the one beneath it.
- To add character, corner lengths often are not uniform.
- Sealant or chinking adheres the logs to each other and seals gaps against weather.
What is a Milled Log? Common characteristics of milled logs:
- Logs are stripped of all bark for consistent grain and color.
- Each log is milled to a uniform shape and size.
- A beveled edge or tongue-and-groove can be used to interlock logs.
- Corner lengths are uniformly cut for a precise appearance.
- Chinking often is unnecessary but can be used for aesthetics.