Log Homes, Log Restoration, New Construction and Additions
Foley, MN 320-292-7878

Rustic Half Log Siding and Log Corner Options

We build with both half log and full log construction. Over the years we have seen a pretty even split between the two construction methods here in Minnesota and Wisconsin. This page has information on some of the half log profiles we use. Keep in mind that we can get the same log profile and corner style in full log as well. We also offer a hybrid series of homes which can incorporate the timber frame or rustic log look along with with stone and other building materials.

Half Log Construction

Whether you are building a new log home or remodeling an existing one, enjoy the warm ambiance of logs with the practicality of conventional construction. The TRUE HALF-LOG SIDING we offer allows you to create an energy efficient affordable home with the rustic full-log look, allowing you to experience the natural beauty of the wood.

Our half log siding is thick enough to combine with full log corners resulting in an exterior that is indistinguishable from full-log construction. Both styles preserve the natural beauty of the wood on the face of the half log.

Unlike other log-siding products on the market, which are shaped from thick, square beams, called cants, our TRUE HALF-LOG SIDING is produced by actually cutting logs in half - maintaining the natural contours of the log.

The Benefits of Half Log Construction

  • Full-log aesthetics at affordable prices
  • Design flexibility
  • No log settling
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Time and money saved on construction

Design Flexibility

TRUE HALF-LOG SIDING combined with conventional construction methods, allows us to turn virtually any architectural style into a log home or cabin. The interior and exterior design possibilities are endless so we can build you the log home of your dreams.

Half log construction offers you limitless interior decorating options. Finish every wall with interior half log for a complete log look or use the logs to accent a room. Interior log with some walls knotty pine and drywall make a great mix of interior wall finishes. No matter what, the choice is yours and we’ll work with you on the options available.

Log Measurements

Using strict standard sizing the logs are cut, kiln dried and then re-sized to achieve consistency without sacrificing the natural look of the exposed face. Our standard stack heights are 7", 8", 10" and 12" with custom sizes available. Each piece of log siding is cut from a full log at the mill. The siding maintains the natural appearance and integrity of the log. All log sizes are available in the rustic hewn machine assisted finish or the traditional hand peeled method using drawknives for the look and feel of authenticity.

Energy Efficiency

TRUE HALF-LOG SIDING enhances the weather-tight qualities of your construction. Since our four to six inch thick siding is installed over a conventionally framed shell, it creates an impervious barrier between your living area and the wind, rain and other elements.

R-values soar when TRUE HALF-LOG SIDING is applied to the exterior of a typical wall. Combine exterior log walls with the corresponding interior log walls and you create a home that is very economical to heat and cool.

Kiln-dried TRUE HALF-LOG SIDING is a natural finish for your home or building. It provides the look and feel of our full-log construction with greater design flexibility. You can save time and money using TRUE HALF-LOG SIDING on your next home or on an existing building.


8" hand peeled half log shown above


You can go to our full log page to learn more about our full log construction options.

Log Corner Options

saddle notch log corners

Saddle Notch

butt and pass log corners

Butt and Pass

partial cope log corners

Partial Cope

vertical log corner

Vertical Log Corner

square vertical log corner

Square Vertical Log

Edlund Construction

Phone: 320-292-7878

Email: info@edlundconstruction.com

License #639771

Minnesota Log Home Builders

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