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  • 8 Myths About Log House Floor Heating

    Though floor heating is becoming more and more popular in a log house, but there are still some myths which present floor heating as an expensive way of heating and even harmful to people and their pets' health. Here are 8 myths about floor heating: Source:    1  Floor Heating is Expensive In fact, floor heating is the cheapest heating system out of all the heating systems that are currently available. If the floor heating system is installed correctly in a log house and is regulated by thermostats, the room temperature can be reduced by 1-5 degrees, hence reducing heating costs. However, it is very important that the floor heating system is made in a professional manner, otherwise you won't save much.    2  Harmful to People’s Health There is no evidence that flo... (More)
  • 9 Reasons Why Wooden House Should Be Treated with Antiseptics

    Image source: Wood is a natural product and the rotting of wood is a biochemical process which leads to a reduction in wood mass and volume. Wood also changes colour as its mechanical features weaken, resulting in gradual wood deterioration. This process can be stopped when a healthy tree is cut down and turned into building timber. That's why timber as a building material needs to be protected from the weather elements to prevent your residnetial log cabin from deteriorating. Here are 9 reasons why it is necessary to treat the wood with wood antiseptics.    1  Wood Antiseptics Prevent the Wood from Rotting Wood is a material of biological origin, and is used for multiple purposes such as fuel, building material, as a raw material, and food for certain microorganisms. That's w... (More)
  • Original Ideas of Outside Stairs for Garden Cabin

    Image source: Garden stairs are a good solution when you need to connect 2 zones of different height. Garden stairs made in a creative way add a decorative touch to your garden. It not only adds to the aesthetics of your garden cabin surroundings, it’s also very practical. Not Just for Slopes Image source: A completely flat landscape is a rare thing to come across and usually areas with a slight or significant incline are quite frequent in one's garden. Sometimes a couple of garden stairs are enough to make a comfortable transition from a lower zone to a higher zone, while sometimes you may need more stairs; for example, when the house and the garden are situated on different levels. Stairs of garden cabin can also be constructed on a completely flat surfa... (More)
  • 5 Ideas on How to Arrange Your Living Room in A Log Cabin

    Image source: Do you ever find yourself scratching your head over the question of how to arrange furniture in order to make the log cabin room look proportional and nice? Often it turns out that what we thought would look nice in our room doesn’t come out as expected. There are a couple of rules which will help to prevent negative emotions and also save time and money. 1. Create A Functional Space for Communication The best position to place the seating furniture is in a U-shape, an L-shaped area does not have the same functionality. A U-shaped arrangement would often consist of a sofa and two armchairs or chairs. This layout allows every person to see and hear each another well. Whereas, furniture arranged in an L-shape complicates the conversation because people are force... (More)
  • Log Home Garden Care in Autumn: What Do I Do with the Leaves?

    Image source: Every log home owner knows that as autumn approaches you need to clean your garden in order to successfully prepare for winter and spring. Whether it is necessary to rake from the lawn, sweep a patio or a yard, unblock rain pipes – as the leaves start to fall it becomes a daily job. As can be said for many jobs in your garden, in order to rake leaves you need the correct equipment. There are several types of tools available which take into account the area that needs to rake as to whether it's a garden with tall grass, lawn or yard you’re dealing with around your log home. When tidying your lawn the most practical way is to use a wide range rake with short flexible rods. However, this is not suitable for raking taller grass as the short rods can't get at the ... (More)
  • Plants of A Log Cabin Garden: Shaping, Cutting and Trimming

    Image source: The cutting of garden plants into different shapes or the so-called ‘ornamental gardening’ has been known since Ancient Greek and Roman times. Historians believe that the art of cutting garden plants into different shapes had come to Rome from Ancient Greece and Egypt. Today such gardening has become very popular between log cabin owners. The plants that are most suitable to be cut in shapes include the yew, cherry laurel, the ilex tree and the cypress. The first question which arises is how to make the shape? If you intend to make a round ball shape cutting, it is highly recommended to invest in some quality shears. Before making a ball, you need to make a wooden frame which will allow you to make a cube first. First, draw a square on the ground around th... (More)
  • Log Cabins Wooden Flooring: How to Wax, Varnish and Coat with Oil

    Image source: A wooden floor is one of the most popular types of floor. Such floor is natural and easy to take care of. Once they have been varnished or oiled, they will serve you for many years to come. Image source: What Type of Floor Covering to Use – Varnish, Oil or Wax? All these materials have their advantages and disadvantages. Wax tends to be used less and less nowadays as it requires a special technique. Besides, it tends to collect dirt and as a result waxed floors need to be restored frequently. Nowadays, wax has been incorporated into oil products. This is applied by roller and no special machine is required. Moreover, for some modern floors wax would cause more harm than benefit. An oiled log cabins floor requires more intense care than a varnish... (More)
  • A Well Near the Garden Cabin: The Most Important Aspects

    Image source: Every owner of a garden cabin wish to grow something (cucumbers, tomatos, herbs and alike). Probably everybody knows that it is hard to grow good vegetables in the garden if there is not enough water supply. So, what can you do if it is a long way to the nearest pond and you don’t have a centralised water supply close at hand? There is a solution and one that it is quite easy to come by. The answer in this situation is to install a well. According to their construction type, wells can be classified into boreholes, tubular wells and traditional wells dug by hand. Before proceeding with a well installation, it is very important to find a site near the garden cabin where the water comes closest to the surface. This can be done in several ways. In order to find such a... (More)
  • Log Cabin Exterior: Make Your Own Hanging Gardens

    Image source: Hanging gardens offer for your log cabin is a great opportunity to use your vertical house space to grow flowers, vegetables and spices. These kinds of gardens will not only allow you to save money but will also enable you to divide up your house space in a modern and stylish way, in addition, you’ll also gain some privacy if you need it.   Material Necessary:    *  1-8 pieces of white rain guttering, cut into separate parts    *  6 white rain guttering covers    *  a steel rope/cable    *  6 holders    *  6 steel rods    *  2 zinc hooks    *  soil and plants Tools:    *  drill    *  saw    *  T form ruler    *  tape measure    *  marker    *  eye protector Steps to Follow:    1  Determine where the ... (More)
  • A Wooden Fence for A Log Cabin: How to Paint, to Repaint and Take Care of It

    Image source: ‘Painting a fence can be quite an interesting activity’, is what Tom Sawyer, the character of Mark Twain’s novel would have said. A nicely painted fence is pleasant to look at for both the homeowner and his neighbours. It also gives more beauty to the log cabin surroundings. However, paint is not only for aesthetic purposes, it also protects the wood from colour changes as the fence can become grey and covered by moss under the impact of the atmosphere. After some time the timber may crack, some splits appear and the paint may fade and come off. So, it is recommended that the fence is repainted every 5-6 years. When choosing the paint it is also advisable to pay close attention to the type paint i.e. is it waterproof and resistant to ultraviolet rays? Al... (More)

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