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This Log Home Is Truly A Work Of Art Inside And Out

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This log house located in Skhidnitsa, Ukraine looks just like you remember your grandparent’s cabin looked years ago. The Forest House exclusive is situated in Skhidnitsa and offers free bikes and a terrace. The air-conditioned accommodation is just 21 kilometers from Truskavets, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. The log cabin chalet has 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Guests at the cabin chalet can enjoy an a la carte breakfast. Guests at the Forest House exclusive can enjoy table tennis on-site, or hiking in the surroundings. The nearest airport is Lviv International Airport, 79 kilometers from the log cabin. Couples particularly like the location.

One of the steps when building a log cabin is determining the type of logs you will use. There are several options of wood available, each with its pros and cons. The types of logs you select to build your log cabin are very important. The right selection of logs will not only determine the cost of your log house construction but choosing the right sort of logs will help to ensure a sound structure that can withstand the elements.

One of the most important components when selecting the trees for your log cabin building is ensuring the trees have fallen in the winter when the sap level of the trees is low. This will help to minimize checking in the logs and the risk of sap stain or mold. Trees that come from a relatively high altitude are ideal for log cabins, as they are slow growing with tight growth rings. Tight growth rings in trees are what produce dense wood, which generally results in less cracking or checking as the logs dry.

Douglas Fir. Douglas fir used for log cabin building has been a long-time favorite for engineers. Douglas fir logs are one of the strongest softwood logs that are available which makes them an ideal wood choice for both timber frames and traditional log cabins. Douglas fir has a signature red and blond color to the log.

Pine. Pine is not naturally resistant to rot or insects. It is a wood that requires kiln drying to kill insects in the wood, and preservative treatments to help prevent future rot and insect damage. Surface treatments for pine logs lose their protective abilities once the logs begin to crack and open up untreated areas. Large cracks in pine logs are common because of the higher moisture content.

Western Red Cedar. Used for log cabins, this premium slow-growth timber is harvested on the northern coast of British Columbia, Canada. It is a tight-grained wood that is one of the most decay and insect resistant softwoods, which makes it the most sought-after wood for exports, especially to Europe. If you live in a climate that has extreme weather conditions, it may be the perfect choice for you. Western Red Cedar logs are popular for their flared ends which help to add character and style to log house structures and cabin buildings, making them a favorite among log house builders.

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