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The Legacy of the Log Cabin

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Log cabins connect us to our roots and are the foundations of more permanent, sedentary lifestyles. They mark the beginning of land ownership.

There are few things more American than the log cabin. It stands as a symbol of the pioneer struggle. Pulling yourself by your boot straps and surviving the American wilderness. While amenities have made life much more comfortable than that of an early pioneer, there is a lingering fascination with the log cabin. Probably because it represent our past and what those before us had to endure for a better life. The simple, basic lifestyle has an almost spiritual quality and is a strong contrast of all the superficial and material in our lives.

Log cabins have been used to fuel political campaigns in the past by selling the American dream. The Homestead Act signed into law May 20, 1862 by Abraham Lincoln gave ownership of 160 acres of land to brave souls, on condition a 12′ by 14′ home was built and crops were grown. After five years an application for title could be sought. Ten percent of all US land fell into the hands of homesteaders this way, equally 270 million acres.

When our climate is more and more affected by our luxurious lifestyles, the log cabin and everything log cabin life defines is a plausible solution to many of todays environmental issues.

There are solar powered stoves and many alternative technologies that can transform our lifestyle in a positive way without giving up running water, heat and other daily necessities that we use to make our world run. There is though, something undeniably fulfilling and enhancing about fetching your own water from a well, spending all day outside in the fields. Being able to sustain your own lifestyle without relying on anyone else.

Being outside in the fresh air, being isolated from societies concerns allows the body to rest and the mind to revaluate the life we choose to live.

While not many of us can live this type of lifestyle, a place to rest throughout the year surely advances quality of life.

The log cabin has roots of a tough pioneer’s struggle to make a new life and really it is the symbol of our empire’s humble beginnings. The dark, tough, wind burnt faces that looked bravely into the horizon.

Today, log cabins are growing more and more popular. Many people have the desire to have a place in a complete natural environment where they can feel life all around them.

If you have considered investing in a log cabin, Solid Build will take you step by step to make your dream come true. They have many different varieties of log cabin kits which can be shipped to any location you choose and which you can build yourself. For more information please contact info@woodenshedkits.com. All questions will be answered.

The Variations and Uses of Log Sheds

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Log sheds are useful for many reasons and as such, a variety of log shed kits are available for consumers to choose from. These versatile assets can be used as:

An additional room – Does it seem like your home could use an extra room? Whether you want a guest room, place for your arts and crafts, an office, or a workshop for your mechanics, a log shed is a perfect fit.

A child’s play area – Little girls have dreams of enjoying their own playhouse, and little boys always enjoy a place to rough house. Log sheds are ideal separate play area that can be utilized in rain or shine.

A quiet retreat – Everybody needs a secluded getaway for some leisurely relaxation once in awhile; a log shed in your backyard is easily accessible and always affordable.

An extra storage area – Maybe you need more storage space or want a storage area that is light, airy, and attractive on the interior as well as the exterior. Unlike the attic, a log shed fulfills all of these requirements.

A place of work – Anyone who works from home can appreciate the concept of having a separate work space, especially if the home-based business deals with visiting clientele. Or perhaps the student of the family needs a special environment to study and complete schoolwork.

These are just a handful of the many ways to use a log shed. Additionally, what makes a log shed so versatile is that the purpose of the shed can change to fit your evolving needs. For example, a log shed that began as a play house for a little girl can be transformed into an art studio for an aspiring teenage artist. This kind of versatility can be maintained for years, provided the log shed is of high quality and maintained. So when you are ready to consider a supplier, search for a company that offers an impressive selection of affordable, high quality log shed kits to choose from.

Choosing a Log Cabin or Log Shed Supplier?

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Purchasing an outdoor wood kit such as a garden cabin, log shed, or log cabin, is an important decision. Undoubtedly you want to attain a quality kit that will prove to be a beautiful investment that you are satisfied with for years to come. Therefore, when choosing a supplier it is important to make a few considerations to ensure that your asset meets all of your expectations.

Consider the specialty.
Does the prospective supplier specialize in outdoor wood projects? In other words, does their product line consist of cabins, sheds, gazebos, and similar outdoor buildings? Companies that have a spread-out focus and dabble in many different products may not have the experience and knowledge to address any questions, issues, or concerns that may arise. Seek instead a company whose expertise is outdoor wood projects and specializing in providing the best products at low prices is their sole focus. As such, they can offer log cabin and log shed advice, information, and customization options that other companies can not.

Consider the quality and price. Many companies boast low prices but skimp on the quality of the material. By using plastic or toxic plywood in their products, they are able to offer attractive discounts. Investigate the prospective supplier to ensure that they are committed to supplying top-notch goods; all of their products consist of quality, natural, hand selected wood and their low prices stem from the use of innovative technology, not cheap material.

Consider the craftsmanship. Quality outdoor wood kits are not only constructed to be durable and easily assembled, but to look great on the exterior and interior. This is achieved through a commitment to high production standards. Instead of mass production companies, search for a smaller company that monitors production through every step.  From examining each piece of wood, to manually testing each door and window, to checking the packaging before shipment, every kit should proceed through a rigorous inspection so that you receive quality material which smoothly interconnects.

Regardless of the provider you choose, these considerations will prove helpful during the process. By referencing the considerations highlighted above, you can find an impressive provider that offers quality, price, and craftsmanship.

The Types Of Log Cabins And Their Uses

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Log cabins are great for storage purposes, weekend retreats, romantic getaways, and so much more. And log cabin kits are a great, affordable alternative to the pricey custom built homes. Depending on your specific needs and intended uses, one type of log cabin kit may prove more efficient than others. A few of the most popular log cabin kits and their uses are briefly described below.

Log Shed Kit

A log shed can be considered as an additional room or an extension of your home. About the size of a standard bedroom, shed kits are very versatile since they can be placed just about anywhere and used for just about anything.

Log Cabin Kit

Somewhat larger than a standard bedroom, log cabins are excellent choices for setting up a private retreat on your undeveloped property (sure beats a tent!), or creating a comfortable hideaway in your backyard.

Garden Cabin Kit

As the name implies, garden cabins are the perfect solution for storing gardening tools and supplies, as well as partaking in the hobby.  Garden cabin kits are typically between 7’ and 10’ – just enough space have immediate access to all of your gardening goodies while planting seedlings or arranging flowers in the comfort of your own garden getaway.

Summer House Kit

The summer house is the crème de la crème of log cabin kits. These homes are tailored to the consumer who desires spacious living quarters. Whether the purpose is an actual summer cabin or a transition home on your dream lot, these cabin kits present the space and designs to provide ultimate livability at unbeatable prices.

Regardless of your log cabin selection, it should be constructed of 100% natural wood and include doors and windows. Your supplier of choice can describe in detail all the specifications of your outdoor wood kit.