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Hand Crafted

    • Our #1 Priority at Whitefish Log Works, Inc. is to provide you, our customer, with quality handcrafted authentic log & timber products, decorative log & timber accessories and a professional and hospitable service that is unsurpassed in the industry:
      • We thought it would be very important, for us to show you the process we go through, for you to understand the work and effort our employees take in providing you with the highest quality handcrafted log & timber products possible. 

 Log Selection                        

Step 1.  Trucks loads of Norway Pine, White Pine, and White Cedar are delivered to our Whitefish Log Works facility on a regular basis.




Wood-Mizer Sawmill

Wood-Mizer Sawmill

Step 2.  As required, each log or timber is cut according to customers specifications.




Step 3.  Logs are dried in our kilns to reduce moisture content.  This also reduces the weight and helps control checking (cracking) and shrinkage in the finished product.  




 Step 4.  Each log or timber is hand selected to fill our customer’s order.  Your order may require a log or timber that has a lot of character, worm tracks, or other unique characteristics.


                                                                                                       Hand Peeling

Step 5.  Logs or timbers are draw-knifed or hand peeled and sanded to bring out the natural character of each log.




 Step 6.  Our employees craft trusses, stairway systems, mantels, spindles and other log & timber products in our facility to obtain the look that our customers expect.

                                                              Drawknifing Siding Profiles            

 Step 7.  We take great pride in our finished products.

    • Please visit our Log Siding, Log Mantels, and Log Accessories pages to obtain a complete listing and additional detail of all the types of log products that we offer.
    • Also, visit our “Exteriors” and “Interiors” page to view our showcase of the exteriors and interiors of homes that we have built or remodeled so you can get ideas for your dream home!

“We hope that this page was helpful in explaining our handcrafting process.   We appreciate you visiting our site.  Please let us know how we can help you meet your needs.  We will do everything possible to help make your dreams a reality.  Please “Contact Us” and we will respond to your inquiry and request as quickly as possible.  Again, thank you for visiting with us!”

Steve and Jody Johnsen, owners, Whitefish Log Works, Inc.

  • Whitefish Log Works is "Your One Stop Log Products and Accessories Shop". We'll make your dreams come to life! Give us a call, e-mail us @ or use our "Contact Us" on-line form to let us know how we can help you!

33703 Antler Road
Crosslake, MN 56442
Office Phone # 218-692-2997
Fax # 218-692-1997
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