You Should See the Floorplan of This 1369 Sqft. Rustic Log Cabin

The Shady Cove is named after a small town on the Rogue River in southern Oregon. The Shady Cove wood cabin is an affordable floor plan youll enjoy. The blend of rustic beauty and the traditional craftsmanship in the Shady Cove will create a perfect wood cabin to getaway to. Inside you will find a beautiful hand-hewn cathedral ceiling over the living room, with log joists that span the other rooms. The Shady Cove is 1,369 square in size. On the main floor of the Shady Cove is 864 square feet of space, with a front covered deck, back patio, an open kitchen/dining/living area, a bedroom, bathroom and utility room. Upstairs is 505 square feet of space with the master bedroom and another bedroom.

Homestead Log Homes are located in Medford, Oregon. The log house company has five styles of log wall construction that they produce at their Oregon plant. Each log house profile is available in a variety of log diameters, with 10 to 12 inch being the standard. Log house buyers have the choice between Fir, Pine, and Cedar, all of which are grown nearby, and they have the flexibility to build any style or new idea of log house you may have. All of their log house profiles come pre-assembled for fast re-assembly with the saddle-notched, shrink-to-fit corners and the steel through-bolt fastening. All of the wood species produce natural toxins that help the log house resist fungi and insects. Some log house woods are more resistant than others. The degree of wood resistance is determined by the amount and the content of the toxins that are present in the log house wood. When you smell the aroma of logs, you are inhaling the naturally produced toxins that make the log resistant to fungi and insects. The highest concentration of naturally produced toxins that are in the wood is present in the heartwood. The older the tree used for your log house, the more concentrated the toxins will be. Wood species that contain more heartwood than sapwood are much more resistant. While wood species containing more sapwood than heartwood are less resistant to fungi and insects, they are easier to protect with the use of wood preservatives. The sapwood of all logs has very little to no resistance to both insect and decay damage. The heartwood of Western red cedar has the highest natural resistance to both fungi and insects. This is because of its low sapwood content, the slow growth and the high concentration of toxins.

While promoted for their high resistance to both insects and decay, wood such as Eastern white cedar, hemlock and cypress are far behind in comparison to popular Western red cedar. Its best to remember that there are no miracle woods when it comes to log house building. For any wood species that are not pressure treated with non-leaching materials will require regular maintenance with an application of wood preservatives over their life to help protect against fungi and insects. These include any wood from Western red cedar, redwood, cypress, redwood, which are all well-known, highly promoted, naturally resistant wood species. And while you may have seen or heard of the 200-year-old log house structure that is still in excellent condition. These log house structures are the exception. For each one that is still in use today, there are others that have been destroyed by fungi and insects. These older log house structures were built from virgin timber that was 95 percent or more heartwood. The sapwood of the wood was removed by hewing or by incising the timbers to fit the building.

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