Cabin Living - - Editor’s View -

ook­ing for the quin­tes­sen­tial re­treat? Log con­struc­tion is prac­ti­cally syn­ony­mous with the word “cabin.” You can choose full- or half-log con­struc­tion, de­pend­ing on your cli­mate, bud­get and per­sonal taste. Full logs can be man­u­fac­tured (milled to a uni­form shape or pro­file, then pre-cut to fit to­gether tightly) or hand­crafted (in­di­vid­u­ally shaped by hand- or power-tools to in­ter­lock when stacked). Full, hand­crafted logs tend to be larger than most man­u­fac­tured logs. Half-log con­struc­tion fea­tures con­ven­tion­ally built walls sided on the out­side with half-log sid­ing. Inside, half-log sid­ing can be ap­plied to in­te­rior walls to give the look of full-log con­struc­tion, or other in­te­rior fin­ishes can be used, such as dry­wall or pan­el­ing. (We fea­ture log cab­ins on page 42 and 66.)

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