Friday, August 13, 2010

Some day...




...by the time I'm an old lady, I want a log house. It doesn't have to be huge or even new or fancy. I want one. I love the ones with the chink with pieces of rock in. I particularly like the look of the dovetail notch.






I've been working so much that I've had almost no time for anything other than a walk with Himself after supper of an evening, but lately, I've been stealing moments to scour the web for pretty log cabins. Here's one site that thrilled me by showing some older log cabin restoration. Isn't the resilience of wood absolutely thrilling?


Anyway, these pictures show beautiful craftsmanship, but I actually think I prefer the more rough-hewn looking wood or the wonky logs on the picture below. This one is perhaps my favorite. I love the rocks in the chinking. Click through the arrows to see all the pictures.


Love it.

7 comments:

Miz Minka said...

Me too!!!! Log cabin, rough stone fireplace... Thanks for the links, the pictures made for fabulous dreaming!!

Christina LMT said...

There are a few log houses around here, and I LOVE the way they look. I've yet to explore one, so thanks for the links!

Anonymous said...

:)

http://abbyk9.fotki.com/placesandthings/travel/nystate/nnyhome/2009newhome006jpg.html

Rabbit said...

I've seen some that were absolutely gorgeous- a particular Satterwhite log home in far East Texas comes to mind- but I lived in an old one for awhile. It was built in the late 20's, maybe early 30's, and was every bit as efficient as a pup tent with an attached lean-to.

Crucis said...

My favorite greasy spoon is known locally as "the cabin." It built as a large log cabin. I think it was constructed from a kit about 30 years ago but it's still there and now looks its age which makes it look better than when it was newer.

Thud said...

nice work,realy nice.

Will said...

My dad and his friends have a 99yr lease on a two story log cabin in the mountains of PA, near the NY state line. They got it after WWII. Probably built around 1900, I think, judging by the old newspapers or catalog pages that cover the upstairs walls and ceiling. Haven't been there since deer season of '76, when I moved west. Very solid construction, with the full log profile on the outside. Can't remember what the inside surface looks like. Dad died a few years ago at 82. I think his friends kids are still using it.