If you have been planning a remodeling project, you may have run through all of the options to make your house look truly unique. Or, perhaps a remodeling project has always been in the back of your mind, but you want to make sure you find a cost-effective way to add value to your home. The home remodeling process can either be an exciting challenge for a fresh interior look, or it can be a huge hassle that sucks up your time and money. An exterior makeover can be daunting, since it’s the first impression that friends, family, and passersby will see. However, interior changes are what affect you and your family the most. By approaching the remodeling process carefully, you will be able to have a new interior design in a short amount of time without breaking the bank. Interior log paneling is both a unique and cost effective way make your remodeling project worth it.

Interior Log Paneling: Adding Rustic Charm

Your home is designed to reflect your taste. All of the details of the home are there because you added them or you liked it enough to keep it. One of main reasons why our clients choose interior log paneling to spice up their home remodeling project is because it evokes a rural sentiment of home. Original log cabins were built for protection from the elements by the early settlers. Opposed to more stylistically sophisticated colonial homes, the logs helped to retain heat and block out the horrible New England winter chill. These rough log structures had notches that helped the logs stack onto each other with stones set in the corners for reinforcement. Some of the older log cabins had dirt floors rather than a floor covering. While mainly built for function, log cabins proliferated and were modernized to imitate their coziness. Nowadays, log cabin kits and premade log cabin siding helps homeowners build a structurally sound framework, topped with interior log paneling and exterior siding to imitate the full log look inside and out.

Interior Log Paneling

Saving Money During the Remodeling Process

Using full logs is a very expensive and time intensive process. We highly advise against using full logs for building an original home and especially not for a home remodel. Full logs look great, but the wood retains a lot of moisture that cannot be eliminated completely. Moisture in wood causes it to warp and change overtime. However, there are now a lot of log siding options that completely imitate the look of full logs.

Our interior paneling is ¾” thick in cedar or knotty pine. The knotty pine comes in widths of 4”, 5”, 6” and 8”; the cedar comes 4”, 5”, and 6”. All of the knotty pine paneling widths are available with a prefinished option, and the 6” cedar paneling can come prefinished. There also is a barnwood paneling option that mimics the weathered look of wood taken from aged barns. This paneling comes in widths of 6” and 8” made from pine, but stained with a special dark stain. Buying a product prefinished means you will save time, labor, and finishing costs at home. Your paneling ships to you ready to be nailed up immediately when it arrives. Past clients who were remodeling for the first time loved how easy our prefinished paneling made the remodeling process.

The Woodworker’s ShoppeBy buying log cabin siding from the Woodworker’s Shoppe, you will also be able to save money on the labor costs by putting up the siding yourself. Our siding does not require an expert to apply, so long as you do some research ahead of time. Prestained siding makes the job easier, and there are many resources on our website, such as videos, that assist first time remodelers through the process. Our product specialists are also available over the phone or within one of our showrooms scattered across the country to help you feel comfortable with the remodeling process. Sample kits with wood samples, a DVD and a catalog are available so you can feel the quality of the wood yourself and see what prefinished paneling looks like in person.

Choosing the Woodworker’s Shoppe for Your Remodeling Project

The Woodworker’s Shoppe is a household name for interior log paneling and other log cabin paneling products. Each year, we assist new homebuilders and remodelers add log cabin charm to their home. Our log cabin siding has turned countless ordinary homes into log cabin wonders that appeal to everyone. Our expertise lies in the production of our quality paneling and the customer service we provide to clients. We make sure that the product ordering process is easy for everyone, and look forward to assisting you in your home remodeling project.