Wooden House. Wednesday , August 01st , 2018 - 03:33:16 AM
Historically handcrafted log houses were started to build in Eastern Europe. Although log houses origin is not clear, researchers believe that the first Log cabins were constructed in Scandinavia in the Bronze Age. They were made from log piled up to form a pyramid. Archaeological research indicates that buildings similar to a log cabins became common living buildings in the Middle Ages and were usually built using only an axe and knife. There is a theory which suggests that the Vikings' shipbuilding methods were transferred to log buildings. In the Alps and the Balkans wooden houses became common due to the fact that in these areas most of the trees were straight, spiny and tall.
It is necessary to mention that log cabins are more fire resistant than regular wood frame houses. Also, they are less likely to experience major fire damage. However, logs are not fireproof, but still a log building will burn at a much slower rate than a regular wood frame house. Solid log walls do not have air pockets that let the flames to spread very quickly through the building and burn a lot of places in a short time period. This will bring extra time to control the fire and move to a safe place.
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