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Log homes, log chalets and log cabins have been around for thousands of years, built in a variety of different styles, plans,designs and sizes. If you love log homes, you will want to take a look at this "Adirondack style dream home and rustic log house interior.

There are some log homes that you see and you can't stop thinking about them, whether it be the location, the interior design or the exterior, or a combination of all three. This Adirondack style dream log home with rustic log house interior is the log home that dreams are made of. This log home has everything a log home should be, it has an open living, dining and kitchen area, with exposed beams (with the bark still on the logs), rustic log furniture around the huge dining table, a bar with lots of seating, rustic log railings and logs throughout. There is not a detail in this log home that is missing, from the lighting, to the cosy living room furniture and more.

A log house (or log home) is structurally identical to a log cabin (a house typically made from logs that have not been milled into conventional lumber). The term log cabin is not preferred by most contemporary builders, as it generally refers to a smaller, more rustic log house such as a hunting cabin in the woods, or a summer cottage. Log construction was the most common building technique in large regions of Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Baltic states and Russia, where straight and tall coniferous trees, such as pine and spruce, were readily available. It was also widely used for vernacular buildings in Eastern Central Europe, the Alps, the Balkans and parts of Asia, where similar climatic conditions were present. In the warmer and more westerly regions of Europe, where deciduous trees were more dominant, timber framing was favoured instead.

Some of the different types of log homes can include; handcrafted, which are typically made of logs that have been peeled, but essentially unchanged from their original appearance as trees; hewn logs, logs that are hewn by an axe to an oval, hexagonal, octagonal or rectangular section; sawn logs, logs that are sawn to a standard width, but with their original heights; milled (also known as machine profiled), made with a log house moulder, made with logs that have been run through a manufacturing process which then converts them into timbers which are consistent in size and appearance. Handcrafted log houses have been built for centuries in Scandinavia, Russia and Eastern Europe, and were typically built using only an axe and knife. The Scandinavian settlers of New Sweden brought the craft to North America in the early 18th century, where it was quickly adopted by other colonists and Native Americans. Possibly the oldest surviving log house in the United States is the C. A. Nothnagle Log House (circa 1640) in New Jersey.


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