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.


  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.

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