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Log Profiles Available for Your Log Cabin Kit

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.

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Loving Your Cabin Loft

Log cabin lofts are great for extra sleeping quarters but they can be so much more!   These multipurpose spaces can be used for a myriad of things.   Here are some creative ways to make your log cabin loft work for you and your family.

Playroom – Kids can feel like they have their own hideout but they are still within supervisory distance.  They can build forts, play games and work on arts and crafts.  When they’re not playing, the loft can be a children’s study area.  It’s not as confined as bedroom but allows students to be part of the family without as many distractions.   Continue reading

Made In the Shade

When you picture a log cabin, it’s usually in the woods with lots of shade.  Your log cabin kit probably included a covered porch but who couldn’t use more shade? Shade trees make summers more comfortable, enhance your landscape, reduce energy costs, provide wind protection and improve property values.

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Moisture, Mold & Mildew

You finally have your log cabin kit just the way you want it.  Don’t let moisture, mold and mildew damage your investment.  The first place to start prevention is the bathroom.  By their nature, bathrooms are full of moisture which can lead to mold and mildew.  Long hot showers, flushing toilets, and leaky faucets are just a few culprits.  If you can’t talk your family into taking shorter, cooler showers with low flow shower heads (because everyone loves brief cold showers with low water pressure!), try some of the following approaches:   Continue reading

Outdoorsman log cabin located in rural Oklahoma- Wilburton

When this customer contacted Conestoga about building he was 49, 2 children of his own and 1 grandchild. He is an airline employee with moderate construction skills.

Situation

Will [customer] was looking for a cabin kit to erect on 140 rural acres outside of Wilburton Oklahoma in the Arc du Bois mountains. Will was looking for a complete package kit- electrical, doors, windows, roofing, etc. The plans needed to be thorough and detailed, yet simple enough for a novice to understand for this DIY project. He wanted a quality product with technical support as needed. Continue reading

Passing the Cabin Onto the Next Generation

Many years of happy memories have been created at the family log cabin.  Parents often want to keep tradition alive and pass the cabin down to their children.  Sometimes parents discover that while their children may have expressed an interest in keeping the cabin in the family after their parents’ deaths, not all of the children have the same level of interest.  The daughter may have fond recollections of baking with mom in the kitchen and fishing with dad at the nearby pond while the son only remembers mosquitoes and spotty Wi-Fi.  Unless carefully planned, a gift that is intended to bring joy can cause tension and discord among family members. Continue reading

Pets At the Log Cabin

So you’ve finished the assembly of your log cabin kit and the family is anxious to start spending time in your new vacation cabin making memories.  Do you take the entire family or leave the pets at home?  Not all pets are suited for travel. What’s the best decision for your pet’s personality?  Before making that decision, consider the benefits and the challenges of pets at the log cabin. Continue reading