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Top 5 Log Cabin Movies

Plenty of classic movies have been set in log cabins.  Don’t just think about horror movies with the scary serial killers like Jason from the Friday the 13th series or 2012’s Cabin in the Woods.  Below are the top 5 log cabin movies we found.  So curl up on the sofa with some popcorn and enjoy!

 

  1. On Golden Pond, 1981

This Oscar award winning movie stars Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda.  It’s a touching tale of building and restoring relationships set at the family’s lakeside vacation cabin.

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Properly Insulating Your Log Home Kit

Even though logs can naturally store some heat, you may need to consider insulating your log home kit.   Insulation might not be necessary for log homes in mild climates or those only used seasonally.  However, if your cabin is a year-round residence in a colder climate, insulation is recommended.  Insulating walls, floors and ceilings will contribute to the energy efficiency and comfort of your log home. Continue reading

A-frame Log Cabin Kits Get A+!

You can recognize an A-frame log cabin by its triangular roof that resembles the letter “A.”  Even though they have been around for centuries, A-frames became increasingly prevalent in the mid-1950’s through the 1970’s.  Their popularity grew especially as vacation homes.  The numerous benefits of A-frame cabins explain why they are still sought after today. Continue reading

Refinishing the Exterior of a Log Building

After a few years of natural weathering, it becomes necessary to revitalize your log building.  The surfaces of the logs have been dulled by the sun, rain and dirt.  Generally the process to revitalize your building is relatively straightforward and easy to accomplish.

The first thing to do is inspect the exterior for any issues that may have accumulated over the years.  Inspect the logs for rotting, mold and mildew.  When spotted early, these are easy fixes, and do not endanger the integrity of the structure.  Check anywhere that water might have penetrated deeper into the structure to ensure the building is still sound.

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Laminated Logs, The What and Why

What are laminated logs?

Everlast Log Tight FitLaminated logs are pieces of kiln dried lumber that are stacked and glued together.  Continuous height pieces are placed on the outside to allow for logs up to 28 feet in length. Once glued, the logs are milled and cut to length like traditional lumber.  They produce a superior product without sacrificing natural beauty.

How are laminated logs different than traditional milled logs?

Although conventional milled logs have been around longer, laminated logs are becoming more popular.  Modern technology allows laminated logs to offer greater benefits than traditional logs.

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