This log house, located in Skhidnitsa Ukraine, looks exactly like your grandparents’ cabin years ago. The Forest House is a unique location in Skhidnitsa that offers free bikes and a patio. The air-conditioned accommodation can be found just 21 kilometers from Truskavets. Guests have access to complimentary WiFi and private parking. The log cabin chalet includes 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and a flat-screen TV that can be viewed on satellite. A la carte breakfast is available to guests at the cabin chalet. Forest House guests can play table tennis or hike in the surrounding area. Lviv International Airport is 79 km from the log cabin. This location is especially popular with couples.
The first step in building a log cabin is to choose the type of logs that you will use. There are many types of wood, each with its own pros and cons. It is very important to choose the right type of logs to build your log house. The type of logs you choose will affect the cost of your log home construction. But, it will also determine the strength of the structure.
When selecting trees for your log cabin, it is important to ensure that they have fallen in winter when the sap level is low. This will reduce the need to check the logs and reduce the chance of mold or sap stain. Log cabins can be built from trees that have been grown at high altitudes. This is because they are slow growing and have tight growth rings. Trees with tight growth rings produce dense wood which results in less cracking and checking as the logs dry.
Douglas Fir. Engineers have loved Douglas fir for log cabin construction for a long time. Douglas fir logs are a strong softwood log, making them an excellent choice for traditional log cabins as well as timber frames. The logs of Douglas fir are distinctively reddish-blond in color.
Pine. Pine is not resistant to rot and insects. It is a wood that needs to be kiln dried to kill the insects in the wood and preservative treatment to help prevent future rot or insect damage. Once pine logs crack, surface treatments for pine logs start to lose their protective properties and can be used to treat untreated areas. Pine logs have large cracks due to their higher moisture content.
Western Red Cedar. This premium, slow-growth timber, which is used for log cabins, is harvested off the northern coast of British Columbia. It is a densely grained softwood that is highly resistant to insects and decay. This wood is very sought-after for exports, especially to Europe. It is a great choice if you live in extreme weather areas. Log house builders love the flared ends of Western Red Cedar logs.