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What Types of Wood are Used to Build Log Cabins?

Eastern white pine is commnly used for log cabins.   It’s plentiful, easy to work with and it looks beautiful.  Here is a list of some other wood types:

  • Oak is strong and heavy, with a tight grain,  great strength and hardness and is very resistant to insect and fungal attacks.
  • Western Red Cedar is a soft red-brown timber. It is valued for its distinct appearance, aroma, and its high natural resistance to decay, being extensively used for outdoor construction in the form of posts, decking and siding.
  • Englemann Spruce is very straight, light in color with a touch of red. It also has a specialised use in making acoustic guitars and harps.
  • Douglas Fir is very strong with good fungal and mildew resistance. It is excellent for structural uses. Douglas-fir is also one of the most commonly marketed Christmas tree species in the United States!

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    Tour an Amazing Log Cabin

    “Tour a gorgeous 7800 square foot log home in Southern Georgia. It features round handpeeled logs, big timbers, and beautiful grounds. The home was designed, manufactured and built by Strongwood Log Home Company of Georgia.”

    Posted by on May 9, 2010 in Log Cabins, Video


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    68 Million Dollar Rocky Mountain Cabin For Sale.

    Take a look at this 77,000 square foot  cabin! Hardly rustic with a $68,000,000 price tag. This is more like a compound than a home.

    Located in the southern San Juan Mountains, the ranch is situated on over 3,100 acres of  meadows, forests, lakes and streams. Built with  rustic log, timber and stone. The property also features multiple guest cabins that can readily accommodate over 50 guests. The property also features a  Spa and Aquatic Center. Guess how many bathrooms you get for 68 Millions dollars? 27 ! (and 4 half baths).

    See some additional images below.

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    Posted by on February 27, 2010 in Rustic LifeStyle, User Photos


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