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Quality & Process


Quality and Value

Purchasing a new home is one of the largest investments any person can make. A well-informed buyer takes the time to evaluate the unique products and services offered within the log home industry. No matter who you choose to purchase your log home package from, we urge you to compare the following features.


Timber & Grading


StoneMill uses only first quality structural timbers of yellow pine for second floor and roof systems with 6" x 12" & 8” x 12” Douglas Fir for the log walls. As a Log Homes Council Member StoneMill participates in a monitored 3rd party log grading program. All structural and wall logs are stress graded by Timber Products Inspection.

  • • Douglas Fir is available in full lengths of up to 40 feet in our traditional, chinked profile and up to 28 feet in our contemporary, log on log profile so we never splice logs unless the necessary length exceeds those measurements. The un-spliced log provides the highest level of structural stability and protection from air and water infiltration.
  • • Approximately 90 percent of StoneMill wall logs are heartwood. Heartwood is more resistant to penetration by insects and decay-causing fungi.
  • Timber approved by a certified log grading program has been visually inspected and grade certified.
     

Processing

The Douglas Fir logs are air dried for many months, then shipped and processed in Knoxville, Tennessee by StoneMill Manufacturing, Inc. This extensive process stabilizes the moisture content and associated shrinkage which ultimately minimizes the settling of your finished home.

StoneMill Manufacturing, Inc. specializes in custom-built log homes. Our raw materials await processing until a log home order is placed. As a special service to you, we provide all custom cutting of log packages at no extra charge.

Authentic dovetail corners are cut with mechanical precision in the same design developed by pioneers hundreds of years ago. The notch is designed so that the entire weight of the structure holds each log in place with a tight fit. Each dovetail corner is then drilled and spiked for additional structural strength. The logs are also pre-drilled for electrical wiring.

Want to learn more about the quality products StoneMill uses? Contact your StoneMill representative today at 1-800-438-8274.




From the Simple Life Reading Room ... One of Our "Must Read" Log & Timber Frame  Home Articles that will help you find the Log or Timber Frame Home of Your Dreams!


Ensuring Energy Efficiency
By Mike Haskew, Log Cabin Homes Magazine

Download this article from Log Cabin Homes to discover more about making your log or timber frame home more energy efficient. Important facts you need to know. Those who are constructing their log homes and those who are purchasing an existing structure are likely to find that energy-efficient options exist throughout.

Testimonials

 

Walt and I are very happy and proud of our beautiful StoneMill log home. This project is the culmination of a lifelong dream to have a “log cabin” in the mountains. But the home is much more than that. It is not only beautiful but it is extremely well built and substantial. We love the hand-hewn square logs and the interior tongue and groove vaulted ceilings. StoneMill Log Homes personnel were very easy to work with, provided answers to our questions during the planning stage and provided a product that we are pleased with. Thank you very much for our beautiful log home.


Marilyn and Walt Harrison
Quemado Lake Estates, New Mexico