To provide the quality and sizes needed to fulfill our customers’ building needs, Heartwood Mills maintains a large supply of Spruce and Northern White Cedar logs. Each log is inspected in the woods to make sure it meets our strict quality and engineering requirements. The logs are brought into our yard to rough peel and dry for 6 to 12 months. This is a time-consuming process, but a necessary one that provides our customers with quality structural log materials. You should expect nothing less from your milled wood products supplier.
After the logs have aged and naturally checked in the drying process, each is again inspected to make sure it will meet BOCA building codes. Then they are brought into the production building for scribing and assembly by our experienced craftsmen. It will take approximately 40 to 50 hours to produce one White Cedar or Spruce log truss. It takes time to get the perfect fit we demand of ourselves.
To achieve the natural log home look without jeopardizing our truss’ engineering load requirements, we bury as much of the connecting steel as possible. Many of our customers do not want steel exposed on the face of their log / timber trusses, so we keep the bolts and steel hidden from view.
We specialize in custom trusses and will work with you to create a truss that adds stability and beauty to your project. Contact us to discuss your project needs.