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Monthly Archives: December 2017

  • Types of garden buildings and what to choose?

    Your back garden is a place where you can escape your world and relax. With all the technology and noise in the world sometimes you need a break from it; you do not always have enough time to go out of town, so a good alternative is to spend some time in your garden. A garden building can help boost your relaxation by a significant margin. There are many different types of buildings on the market, so how do you choose the right one? Log cabins and sheds: These buildings are multifunctional which can provide extra room in your home and also add an elegant touch to your back garden. They can be used as a gym, an office, as a sauna or any other function you might think of. Log cabins are well-ventilated so they can safely be used as a playhouse or gym. Many people work from home, which means... (More)
  • The History of Log Cabins

    Log cabins may have become very popular recently, however they have been around for thousands of years. Log cabins have a vast history and are known to have existed for thousands of years. No doubt, over time, they have evolved to a more modern look, as earlier they were just a small shelter from the elements. Everyone knows about the pros of residential lodges that are built today, although how many of us know their past? In this blog, we will explore the history of the log cabin. It is thought that the first timber lodges were built as early as 5000 years ago in Northern Europe. Some believe that they appeared in America in the 1630s, built by the Scandinavians who had come to colonize the area, which was later known as Delaware. Some think that the McIntyre Garrison (York, Maine), cons... (More)
  • Interesting facts about wooden garages

    There are so many types of wooden garages that it can be hard to know what you want. So, here’s a bunch of interesting facts to help you decide what you want and what suits your needs. Many options are prefabricated and don’t take long to put up. Some wooden garages are for cars and just cars. Whether it is one or two cars, there won’t be much room for anything else. The garages do the job they are supposed to do and nothing more. These are great if all you want is somewhere to store your cars and come prefab for easy setup. A wooden carport is suitable as a cheap option to protect your cars and keep them fresh. The carports can come in different sizes, from single vehicles to multiple vehicles. There’s also an option to have a carport with a shed, and that adds to the appeal. A s... (More)
  • Christmas decorating tips for log cabins

    December is probably one of the most awaited months of the year as it indicates that Christmas time is just around the corner, bringing joy to you and your family members. One of the most exciting traditions during this time is decorating your log cabin. This tradition brings a lot of joy to children and nice nostalgic moments to adults. Every year people try to give a new look to their log cabin or residential cabin and make it look especially cozy and nice during Christmas time. Here are some practical tips on how to decorate your log cabin during the Christmas period. Christmas lighting. Christmas lighting is probably the hallmark of Christmas decorations. Rope lights and curtain lights illuminate your dwelling and add a cozy touch to your log cabin. It is very important that you choos... (More)
  • Christmas decorating ideas for log cabin’s interior

    If you are like us, you want your log cabin to feel special at Christmas time. You have got time off; you are somewhere away from it all with your closest loved ones. Would you like some Christmas decorating ideas for your log cabin’s interior? Then read below for some creative and unique things you can do to go all out this Christmas. Making your stockings is something you can do as a family. Get some old potato sacks or whatever material is around, sew the fabric together and you have something you made yourself that you can keep and use for years to come. For an extra idea, carve out the first initial of your name using wood or shape a piece of metal. This adds a nice, personal touch that will become a treasured family tradition. Do you not want to hammer a nail into the wall to hang... (More)
  • Advantages of prefabricated log cabins

    Usually when people talk about log cabins they link them to the houses for holidays or forest areas. In reality 90% of log houses are the primary residence of their owners and 80% of the cabins are located in a metropolitan area. Wood is a great natural material for the building of residential cabins. This resource is self-renewing and causes less damage to the environment than any other industrial created construction material. Wood is an easy to handle material compared to the likes of aluminum, glass, brick, stone or glass. All log cabins come in two types - handcrafted or manufactured. Modular or manufactured log cabins are made of uniform milled logs that are marked with numbers, packed and can be easily installed. A log that has been put through a saw mill becomes a milled log. Hand... (More)
  • Christmas decorating tips for the exterior of a log cabin

    Christmas is coming up, as it does every year. You are spending this year in your log cabin out in the forest, and you want some Christmas decorating tips for your log cabin’s exterior. Well, you have come to the right place as we have got some great tips for you. Look at pictures online to get some ideas on how to set up Christmas lights. Think about what you want your cabin to look like, how you want to make it feel like it is your Christmas. Do you want a warm, inviting light set up, to create an area that feels both chilled and Christmasesque? Knowing what feel you want is a perfect starting point to understand what you need to make the cabin a Christmas dream. Remember to get lights that are for the outside of your cabin and not inside. Change the bulbs should any blowout. Use the ... (More)
  • Steps on making your wooden garage warm

    The cold period is a big change of the living cycle for every creature including the human being. It is important to take care of yourself and it is also important to take care of your belongings which can also be affected. One of the log products which should not be forgotten is the wooden garage. Of course, you do not live in it, but there are so many things that you keep in it. The list of items in the garage starts with the car and finishes with all the equipment used to take care of the garden. It might be that you have already tried to a keep your garage warm and were disappointed with the result. This article offers a few effective steps on how the garage can be kept warm and comfortable. Seal and close the windows: you have to inspect every window in the log cabin to make sure the... (More)
  • Log cabin heating: Fireplace or electric heating

    Now that it is winter time and you are going to be spending time indoors or on holidays, do you know how you are going to keep warm? Let’s say you have a log cabin, whether it is one bedroom, something fancier with a more simple look, some with two mid-sized rooms, three rooms or a log cabin that’s more house than a cabin. What’s best to heat up your log cabin, a fireplace or electric heating? Fireplaces can come in two forms, the old style wood fireplace that has a chimney requires you to collect and chop wood, and preparation for use. One of the advantages of an old style wood fireplace is that you do not need electricity or gas to have it running. If there’s an issue with your utility connection, you can still warm your log cabin up. A gas fireplace has advantages over the wood... (More)
  • Types of log cabins available

    Different types of log cabins The popularity of log cabins has significantly increased during the last few years. As the name implies, it is a cabin made of logs. A log cabin is a very wise investment as it looks very attractive, can be easily customized and comes at a reasonable price. Log cabins are divided into different types according to the technology of production, the wood used and the purpose. The categories of log cabins are provided below. Classification according to production technology When it comes to the technology of production, log cabins can be classified into handcrafted and machine made. Handcrafted log cabins are hand jointed from natural logs, and the natural features of such cabins remain visible even after some treatment of finishing has been applied. Such cabins ... (More)

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