Must Read Log Cabin Articles of 2017
This has been a great year for Log Cabin Hub and all of our readers.
We now have 40,000 people in our Facebook community and thousands of subscribers for our blog updates.
Many of you often get in touch to show appreciation for the content we produce, share your stories and ask for advice. We love hearing from all of you, and are always happy to offer our advice. We hope to do so for many years to come.
This year we have published twenty-seven articles on Log Cabin Hub. Each and every article is informative and beneficial to those wanting to build a log cabin.
Below we will take a look at our most popular articles from 2017:
How to Build a Log Cabin (…from Scratch and by Hand)
This huge guide contains over 4000 words on building your own log cabin.
It covers the five main stages of building a log cabin; planning, preparing the logs, foundations, laying the logs and how to finish the exterior.
This guide also includes a simple, yet lengthy visual image of all the main stages and includes a checklist at the end of each stage.
In addition to the detailed guidance, it also includes plenty of detailed videos.
Building a log cabin is not for the faint hearted; however this informative article breaks each process down into easy to follow steps which make it possible for anyone with enough determination to build a log cabin.
You can read the full article here.
The 57 Best Cabin Plans with Detailed Instructions
Designing your log cabin is the essential and most important phase of your log cabin process.
Get this stage right, and your whole build will follow smoothly. Skip over this stage and it’s likely that you’ll come across many difficulties throughout your build.
Perhaps this is one of the reasons that this post is so popular. It is a roundup of the best log cabin plans that are available online.
To find the right set of plans, you can use a tool to select how many bedrooms, bathrooms and floors you’d like and we’ll then select the best cabins for you.
Following a set of tried and tested plans is a great start to building your first log cabin.
The Butt and Pass Log Cabin Method
The butt and pass corner is one of many construction methods to join your log cabin corners.
This method for building log cabins is the easiest and quickest construction method available.
It removes any need for notching to logs to fit them together at the corners. Instead this technique requires a lot of brute strength and rebar, or anything else that is sturdy enough to pin logs together.
The butt and pass method is a controversial one amongst the log cabin world, because it removes all the skill and craftsmanship of the original and well-built cabins that were brought to America almost 400 years ago.
Despite this, it is a technique which is widely advocated for and used, and it can produce a very beautiful looking log home.
Log Cabin Notches for Beginners
Following on from the last popular article, this one takes an in depth look at all the different corner notching systems and discusses the pros and cons for each.
The four main notches are: The Saddle Notch, The Dovetail Notch, The Butt and Pass Notch and the Corner Post.
In this article we look at each notch and how to scribe each notch (with detailed video tutorials).
There are also handy diagrams for each notch so you can visualize how your corners might look.
If you’re short on time, we also have a handy table which summaries all the notches and help you to select the correct one.
You can read the full article here.
7 Awesome Log Cabins on Wheels
More and more people are turning in the traditional 9-5 work life and hitting the road, and what better way to do it than in a log cabin on wheels.
This is my personal favorite post of the year, it was really fun to research and show you all these amazing log cabins.
In this article we look at off-grid cabins, a horse box which was transformed into a log cabin, a 50 square foot tiny cabin and lots more.
It also features a large more traditional log cabin on wheels. All the cabins have a gallery of pictures and information for each one. You can find the article here.
Building a Cabin in the Woods
Building a cabin in the woods is an idyllic dream that many people have.
Our article covers the legalities of building in a woods, the resources you’ll need to complete your build, advice on whether to build on or off the grid and the construction phase.
Log Cabin Kits: The Definitive Buyers Guide
Following a slightly different theme than the other articles in this round-up, is our comprehensive Log Cabin Kit Buyers Guide.
This article is more suited to those people who would like to buy a log cabin kit rather than build their own.
This guide looks at all the things you need to consider when choosing the manufacturer, and how to select the best quality kit.
It includes expert tips from professionals within the industry; one of the most important tips is: understanding exactly what materials are included, and what the costs cover.
What do we have in store for 2018?
At Log Cabin Hub, we want to provide all our readers with the most up to date, reliable and informative information as possible on log cabins.
We will continue to do this throughout 2018. If there is a particular topic that you would like us to cover please do feel free to contact us with your suggestions.
We are going to be taking a look at some of the best tools in the industry and giving you feedback and reviews on them.
In addition, we’re also planning on reviewing some of the top log cabin companies to help you in finding your perfect log cabin. Lastly, we would love to follow a log cabin build from start to finish in 2018 so if you or anyone you know would be interested in having your build documented, please do let us know.
Before we close this year, we would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the readers of Log Cabin Hub.
Log Cabin Hub has gone from strength to strength, since we started only two short years ago. Without a doubt, you, our readers have made Log Cabin Hub the brilliant community that it is today.
We look forward to continuing to provide you will the best and most helpful articles in 2018.
Until then, from all of us at Log Cabin Hub, we’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.