Sunday, June 10, 2012

Old Log Cabin



Today's picture is another one from Montana showing an old log cabin. From the looks of the doors, I am wondering if it was converted to a barn or garage.

From the comments yesterday, it sounds like I am not the only one who has dreamed of living in a log cabin, and I am not the only one who decided against it because of maintenance issues. As I mentioned yesterday, we opted for a rock house instead. Our home is all rock on the outside, and it has a metal roof, so it is really very low maintenance. The only maintenance are the wood columns on the porch/balcony. They need to be painted once a year. One day I will figure out how to redo the columns where they still look good, but are in some other lower maintenance material.

4 comments:

  1. There is someplace in Lousania that makes decorative plastic columns. You could install appropriately sized structural member ( fiberglass?) then place the show-column around it. Expensive but certainly permanent.

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  2. Go with marble columns, after all it worked for the ancient Greeks.

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