Saturday, June 9, 2012
Welcome to Log Cabin Week here at OPOD. We will be looking at old log cabins all week long. Today's picture shows some of the details of construction at the corner of the house. This picture was taken in Silver Bow County in Montana. I always dreamed of living in a log cabin home. I am sure you have seen some of the brochures and advertisements for modern log cabin kits. They have some really beautiful, rustic homes you can make out of these kits. I looked into this at one point, but what I learned is that the exposed lumber in log homes will quickly look like the logs in this picture if you do not maintain the outside of the house. I think if you have a log home, you are supposed to treat the exterior exposed wood at least once a year. That is more maintenance than I wanted to do, so I built a rock home.