Nearly anyone that has ever purchased furniture or crafts can tell the difference between something that has been finely made and something that was made otherwise. It isn’t any different when it comes to judging if a log home has been finely crafted—all it takes is a study of the joints.
Poor joints in a log home are nothing new. One of the biggest selling items at a log home supply store is its line of chinking–though sold for cosmetic reasons to some log home owners, it is primarily a joint filler designed to keep the snow outside.
There are only three places in a log home where logs meet each other and any separation at these interfaces is a potential problem. It is here, at these critical joints, where the quality and integrity of a log home product can be examined.
The first of these joints is the horizontal interface or where one log lays on top of each other. RippleCraft’s joinery here is called the Ripple.
The second of these joints is the corner. Here RippleCraft manufactures one of the very few Interlocking Corners available in the industry today.
The third joint is the butt-joint. RippleCraft’s Bypass Butt-Joint is unique to the log home world because of its ability to not only block air infiltration, but also because it actually helps to keep logs in alignment with each other.