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Is Building a Log Cabin Easy?

By Edited Nov 16, 2016 0 0

Although you may reside in the city, you may want a personal getaway awaiting your arrival when the holidays roll around. If you own a large tract of land in your province, why not construct a log cabin? Some of the best vacations are those that allows you to become one with nature.

Many people think that building a cabin out of logs is an easy task to accomplish, but in earlier times, situating logs with the proper measurements was pretty time-consuming. A lot of planning and organization of logs was involved to make sure they received the appropriate taper and right cut. Besides that, the design of the cabin needed to become sturdy enough to withstand the elements of Mother Nature.

During the 17th century, the log cabin was quite the rage, especially for people who lived in regions filled with timber. The construction of the base used logs placed horizontally where they securely locked at the ends with notches. It was more difficult to construct the roof, as numerous designs were available, which included the planning of the overhead space or the integration of a porch that needed designing in order to fit the cabin plans.

The inside of these cabins would later receive patching up, which made them more comfortable, as well as delivered extra protection from the cold. By the end of the 18th century, cabin logs started to become the product of mass manufacturing. Log cabins eventually received the title of log houses. These houses built out of logs highlighted a heightened level of design. They would evolve into many different things, including shelters for animals and storage houses.

Since you probably wouldn't want to use a fireplace in a log cabin, making sure a cabin stays secure in wet or cold weather can become a challenge. This is when the sheathing of the interior and exterior of the cabin walls becomes an important part of constructing a cabin.

Plaster and wallpaper is the most common of sheathing materials. The objective is to utilize just the right amount of plaster to prevent the breeze brought on by cold winds, as well as create protection for the inside of the cabin against moisture that often develops during the wintertime.

Alternatively, the sidings are known to cool the inside part of the cabin by not allowing heat to become trapped when the summer season arrives. The warmness associated with staying inside a log cabin is a joy, especially when you wake up in the morning to the beaming sun that accompanies the inviting scent of wood.

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