We had someone ask what a good size would be for a log cabin. They were feeling their idea of a cozy log cabin would be too small. I’m never sure what a “small log cabin” means. When we started building our log cabin, we looked through log home magazines to get ideas. Our blueprints had our log cabin as… Continue reading
This article by a Michigan-based guest author discusses some benefits of a log cabin in the northern woods. Enjoy it!
Chinking is the filler between logs in a log home. It used to be a light gray color that contrasted nicely with the logs, but now you can get chinking in a variety of colors to blend with the color of your logs. Many modern log homes don’t need chinking because they are built with a tongue and groove or… Continue reading
When we built our log cabin, I assumed building the stairs would be almost like regular stairs. I was wrong.
Our first idea was to make the steps out of split logs but I quickly decided that would take more skills than I had. Especially when a neighbor mentioned that the building inspector took a measuring tape to make… Continue reading
Our thanks to Log Cabins South West for this article
Just like Jim & Cindy, many people dream of building their own log cabin. Cabins have become very popular in recent years. As property prices increase and people are more environmentally aware, log cabins have become a great choice for home and building construction.
When using a kit, log cabins… Continue reading
This guest article is something to consider when planning to build your do-it-yourself log home. Log siding looks like full logs but with some side benefits mentioned here. I also have an article on building a do-it-yourself shed which could be done with the log siding. Something to think about!
by guest author, Randy Dokter.
Becoming increasingly popular… Continue reading
“If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn’t thinking.”
– George S. Patton
There are plenty of opposing opinions in the discussion on do-it-yourself log cabin kits vs building a log cabin from scratch. When we first started exploring our options, I thought the only way to build a log cabin was to get a bunch of somewhat similar-sized logs… Continue reading
If you work from home and want your clients to take you and your business seriously, gathering around on logs in the back yard isn’t very professional. However, just because you need an office doesn’t mean it must be formal and stuffy.
If you are like me and feel more comfortable and focused in natural surroundings, establishing a rustic style… Continue reading