By Robbin Obomsawin, via Cabin Life Magazine
For many of us, there is nothing as warm or inviting as a log cabin for escape from our hectic, fast-paced, information overloaded techno lives. It’s no wonder that when people think of building a weekend retreat, often their first thoughts are of a log home.
A log home radiates a fundamental warmth that comes from the soft glow of the wood, the clean scent of the tree sap, the texture of the logs. In fact, when logs are added to any home, they add an architectural punch. Logs create a depth, warmth and texture that is never quite achieved with anything else. And have you ever noticed how large-diameter logs give a home a feeling of stability and permanence?
As a general contractor, I find there is nothing more challenging, complex and labor intensive than building with logs. Yet as an artisan, I can say there is nothing as artistic, creative and downright fun as sculpting with logs.
Robbin Obomsawin is the construction manager and general contractor for Beaver
Creek Log Homes in New York (www.beavercreekloghomes.com &
www.beavercreekdesignservices.com). She is also a well-known author whose titles
include “Best Log Home Plans,” “The Not So Log Cabin” and “The Adirondack