Hunters take their lodging seriously; in many instances they take pride in building their hunting cabin kit themselves. A Conestoga log cabin kit, with its straightforward installation, makes for a realistic building project for those with good general knowledge of construction. Various floor plans and options, such as a lean-to for keeping those quad-runners in the dry, provide unlimited possibilities. Continue reading →
One of the things to consider when building a log cabin is the log profile. The log profile refers to the shape of the timber used for the log cabin. Logs are stacked horizontally to construct the walls. Log profile defines the look of the log cabin. The log profile affects the overall appearance of the cabin. Some log profile options are Flat, Round and D profile. Log cabin kit manufacturers utilize all types of log profiles to build beautiful log cabins. Personal preference is the determining factor.
The Timber Ridge was developed from a conceptual drawing of a custom home that was centered around a customer’s needs.
The customer wanted this home to portray a 100 year old building with the main goal of having a space for weekend retreats that could double as a hunting cabin. Energy efficiency was also an interest, so a 3″ insulation package was added to our log wall system. Continue reading →
A comparison between cabin dealers and non-dealers
So you want to build a log cabin. Do you go straight to the manufacturer or go through a log cabin dealer? Are dealers beneficial to the consumer? Should the consumer take the brand into consideration when purchasing a new log cabin? Continue reading →
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.
Keeping your log cabin home warm and insulated requires regular maintenance. Your maintenance plan should include closing gaps in log courses. The two methods that are primarily used to close gaps are chink and caulk. Caulk is typically used when the gap is ¾ of an inch and chink is used when the gaps are larger. Both chink and caulk are designed to withstand the normal movement and settling of the cabin. Continue reading →
Laminated 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.