Round Log Walls or Flat?
“You can’t have a log cabin with square logs”, was the from-the-gut response. The builder reminded us that each of the kitchen cabinets would need a custom backing to fit into a rounded wall. And hanging pictures will be a bit harder. He then explained we could have a “D” shaped log in which the inside is flat and the outside is rounded.
We still weren’t convinced that we wanted flat logs even though the idea of a flat inside and round outside sounded a bit better. Then the builder mentioned something that we hadn’t considered. “A round log inside will collect dust on top of each log making it harder to keep it clean”, he stated. Ok, that pushed us over the top.
We decided at that point to get the “D” shape logs so we could have the traditional rounded logs on the outside and the flat logs on the inside. The builder’s advice was correct… we got the best of both with the D logs.
So when you are deciding, there are “D” shaped logs which are flat on the inside, “Double D” or round logs, or just square logs which are flat on both sides. We like the D-shaped logs. We welcome you to tell us what you prefer in the comments area below.