Anika Park. Wooden House. August 03rd , 2018.
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.
If you want to have a really sturdy and durable house, you have to search for those builders who have a lot of experience in this area. Some log home builders may use old building methods. There is a big difference constructing a regular duplex in the town and a log house the middle of the woods. It is better to deal with the companies that will give you plans and a detailed layout of each wall which shows the location of each numbered log and where the bolts should be located. What is more, they have to give you a list of materials, a description of each material. They should also give you a list of equipment and tools you will need. It is also good to have a guide of useful tips and some extra logs.
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