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Smith's Trading Comapny offers several choices of siding for rustic mountain home designs. An old fashioned vertical board and batten, an earthy cedar shake siding or bark edge slabs. We also offer faux round log siding and a chinked siding for the faux (i.e. imitation) hand hewn exterior. Faux sidings give the appearance of rustic homes and may be applied to conventionally constructed homes and cabins.
This log home is constructed with a square log, dovetailed at the corners and the window shown is arched and trimmed with pine mouldings - Log Homes & Cabins Design Construction & Materials by Steve's Custom Log Homes of Franklin North Carolina

Exterior Siding for Rustic Homes

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This rustic mountain home is enclosed with board and batten using pine boards and trims.  The tin roof is as new as the home, but the appearance of the home lends itself to an authentically old-time structure with weather exterior boards - Rustic Mountain Homes & Cabins Design Construction & Materials by Steve's Custom Log Homes of Franklin North Carolina

Board & Batten Exterior Siding

Board and batten exterior siding is vertical slats of board siding with the battens, strips of wood covering seams, between each meeting of board. These vertical board seams (joints) will not separate or leave gaps with the batten strips. The natural expansion and contraction of the wood through weather changes as well as the natural drying process is already considered. The vertical boards are available in several wood species. Call us for details.

Board and Batten on a Storage Shed

This rustic mountain home is enclosed with board and batten using pine boards and trims.  The tin roof is as new as the home, but the appearance of the home lends itself to an authentically old-time structure with weather exterior boards - Rustic Mountain Homes & Cabins Design Construction & Materials by Steve's Custom Log Homes of Franklin North Carolina

Board and Batten Siding on a Rustic Mountain Home and Adjoining Sleeping Porch

This rustic mountain home is enclosed with board and batten using pine boards and trims.  The tin roof is as new as the home, but the appearance of the home lends itself to an authentically old-time structure with weather exterior boards - Rustic Mountain Homes & Cabins Design Construction & Materials by Steve's Custom Log Homes of Franklin North Carolina



This rustic mountain home "sleeping porch" addition will provide an abundance of light to the home.  It is enclosed with cedar shakes which weather very well and have a uniquely rustic mountain look - Rustic Mountain Homes & Cabins Design Construction & Materials by Steve

Cedar Shake Siding

This "sleeping porch" is given an aged appearance with cedar shake siding. Cedar shakes weather very well and have a uniquely rustic mountain look. It also combines well with other exteriors. The "old timers" often built homes in one type of construction and added sections to the home as the needs of the family demanded and economy allowed. These additions to the original rustic homes were constructed with varying exterior sidings.



This bark edge slab siding has been painted a teal green to give a lasting appearance without weathering - Rustic Mountain Homes & Cabins Design Construction & Materials by Steve's Custom Log Homes of Franklin North Carolina

Bark Edge Slab Siding

Bark edge siding can be stained, painted or left in natural with a good exterior sealant. The boards run horizontally and the bark edge is clearly visible on the exterior of the home, cabin or commercial structure giving unique character to your building project.

Natural Bark Edge Siding

Bark edge siding can give varying color and texture to your rustic mountain home exterior. The species of wood selected as well as the finish can give great variations. Clear finishes on natural wood will protect the color and leaving the wood exposed to weathering will create a completely different feeling and appeal. These natural wood photos are representative of some of the possibilities.
This bark edge slab siding has been painted a teal green to give a lasting appearance without weathering - Rustic Mountain Homes & Cabins Design Construction & Materials by Steve's Custom Log Homes of Franklin North Carolina

This bark edge slab siding has been painted a teal green to give a lasting appearance without weathering - Rustic Mountain Homes & Cabins Design Construction & Materials by Steve's Custom Log Homes of Franklin North Carolina
This bark edge slab siding has been painted a teal green to give a lasting appearance without weathering - Rustic Mountain Homes & Cabins Design Construction & Materials by Steve's Custom Log Homes of Franklin North Carolina



This log home is constructed with a square log, dovetailed at the corners - Rustic Mountain Homes & Cabins Design Construction & Materials by Steve's Custom Log Homes of Franklin North Carolina

Authentic Log Exteriors and Faux Siding for Rustic Mountain Home Design

The appearance of a rustic mountain home may also be achieved by various "faux" sidings. Authentic log construction is identified by the corner dovetail or saddle notch joinery. Faux sidings are quite different, however. A faux siding may be used on a conventionally constructed home, cabin or other structure to create the look of a rustic home exterior. Faux sidings may also be used on the exterior walls of manufactured homes (large or small), timber frame structures or other uniquely constructed homes or cabins to achieve the look without the expense of a new authentically log building project. We offer options to accomodate every budget and design possibility that we can.



Faux Siding Options for Rustic Mountain Home Design

This log home addition joins the hand hewn log wall providing a board and batten room - Rustic Mountain Homes & Cabins Design Construction & Materials by Steve's Custom Log Homes of Franklin North Carolina

Chinked Faux Siding for the Appearance of Hand Hewn Log Construction

This faux siding imitates the look of a hand hewn log home. We call this "chinked" siding. Chinked siding fits in overlapping horizontal siding slats and is filled with a mortar-sealant mixture to create the authentically log appearance to a conventionally constructed home or cabin (or commercial structure if desired).

Faux Log Siding for the Appearance of Round Log Construction

A round log faux siding imitates the look of traditonal round log construction. A round log siding is shown below applied to the exterior of a manufactured (mobile) home.
Faux Round Log Siding on Manufactured Home exterior -Rustic Mountain Homes & Cabins Design Construction & Materials by Steve's Custom Log Homes of Franklin North Carolina
Faux Round Log Siding on Manufactured Home exterior - Rustic Mountain Homes & Cabins Design Construction & Materials by Steve's Custom Log Homes of Franklin North Carolina

Round Log Siding for the exterior of this mobile home.

Faux Log Siding lends the appearance of an authentic log home to this manufactured home

Faux Round Log Siding on Manufactured Home exterior -Rustic Mountain Homes & Cabins Design Construction & Materials by Steve's Custom Log Homes of Franklin North Carolina
Faux Round Log Siding on Manufactured Home exterior - Rustic Mountain Homes & Cabins Design Construction & Materials by Steve's Custom Log Homes of Franklin North Carolina




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Hwy 441 South
Franklin, North Carolina 28734
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