Monthly Archives: December 2013

  • Some Tips How to Decorate Your Log Home for Christmas

    Image source: artkartini.ru As Christmas approaches many people become concerned about the best to decorate the interior of their house or wooden chalet so it will put each and every member of the family in a positive festive mood. In fact, even small interior changes can make magic. Window Decoration One of the easiest ways to create a Christmas atmosphere at home is to decorate the windows. The windows can be decorated with various decorations, such as snowflakes or something similar. You can also use artificial snow for decoration which will add a subtle decorative touch to your interior. Another way of decorating your log home is to use Christmas garlands which can be attached to the windows from the outside. Garlands can be twisted in different ways to make various shapes or even phr... (More)
  • Artificial or A Natural Christmas Tree for Log Cabin?

    Image source: suacidade.com As Christmas is approaching, one can face the dilemma of whether to choose an artificial or a natural Christmas tree to fit the interior of a  log cabin. There are a number of advantages and disadvantages for both. Artificial Christmas Trees Advantages. The first one is definitely its longevity. Once you’ve bought it, you can decorate it each year in different styles and there is no need to buy a new one.  There isn’t the problem of the needles falling off and you avoid the headache of vacuuming them on a regular basis. When the festive season is over, it can be dismantled easily and packed away in its box. Good quality artificial Christmas trees sometimes look even more natural than a real Christmas tree.  And if you prefer to have something really ori... (More)
  • 5 Ways to Prepare Your Wooden House for Winter

    Image source: wallpapersafari.com As winter approaches frozen guttering, a thick layer of snow on the roof or large hanging icicles can become a reason for concern. Below you can find a few tips which will help you avoid the many problems and expenses that are all related with the winter period in a wooden house.    1.  Insulate Water Pipes It is highly recommend that all cellars, garages and other non-heated rooms in which a water pipe system is installed are inspected thoroughly ‒ there could be broken windows, gaps in the walls, doors or shutters which cannot be properly closed. Exposed water pipes in non-heated rooms should be insulated with insulation material. However, insulation material is not always helpful, sometimes it’s a good idea to attach heating cables to the water ... (More)
  • How to Prepare Your Garden Cabin for the Winter Period

    Timber is a natural material which is sensitive to atmospheric changes. The autumn and winter periods can be the most harmful for any garden cabin wooden construction. The influence of rain, snow, frost and strong sun all affect timber and can damage its structure, shape and exterior look. Melting snow and ice can get into the interior structure of timber. The water freezes again quickly (sometimes within 24 hours), which contributes to the widening of the cracks inside and outside of the timber. This process constantly repeats during the whole period of winter thereby negatively affecting all aspects of the timber and also providing good conditions for mould and rot to emerge. How to Protect Your Garden Cabin? It all starts from the proper preparation of the base of the wood. First of al... (More)

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