We use only the highest grade dead-standing aspen that comes from the upper elevations of the Rocky Mountains. As we grade the logs, we hand sort them into natural and gnarly character. The gnarly wood is rare and comes from stands of trees where elk herds have wintered and eaten the bark and rubbed the felt off their horns against the saplings. As the trees grew these chew marks and horn rubs turned into elaborate gnarly configurations. The distinction of using natural or gnarly logs creates our log style preferences
All of our panels are solid wood aspen, no laminates! The lumber we use is kiln dried to moisture content below 8% for optimal quality. As we grade the lumber, we sort it into natural and wild or colorful grain. The distinction of using natural or wild grain lumber in our panels creates our panel style preferences.