Good to see you again! Can you believe we are mid way through October already? The trees are beautiful here in the Panhandle of Idaho with the mountain maples, aspen, birch and cottonwood along with the bronze bracken fern and golden tamarack against the dark green of our pine, fur, hemlock and cedar. The air is crisp and clean with the newly fallen snow higher up on the mountain tops. I love this time of year! Please, pull up a chair grab yourself a cup of coffee in your favorite mug and let's chat a bit.
If you've been following us for any time now, you know that some of our favorite things are family, food and fellowship with those we love. And for us, what better place to gather than our log home, comfortable, cozy & well lived in. There is just something nostalgic and welcoming about a log cabin! Don't you think so? A couple of posts ago, we looked at some of the many colors we have to choose from for our logs. To see the log stain palette we use, check out our Cabins page. They range from a warm Mahogany to a cool Driftwood. The color you choose totally depends on your personal taste. There is a look and feel for everyone.
Not only do we have a log stain color to choose, but we also get to decide on the chinking color. Do you like the look of contrasting color? Maybe a darker log and a light chink. Or do you like the logs and chink to blend with similar coloring? There is no "right" answer. Just what makes you happy. Personally, I really like the stark white chinking and how it contrasts with the warm logs. This is what I chose for our guest cabin. Most of our crew, however, really like the blended look. Here is an example. This shows the Symphony Clear stain with the Buff chinking.
And here is an Amber stain with the White chinking
It is definitely more distinguishable in person, but this gives you an idea. Below is the color palette for the chinking choices.
There is a lot to think about when designing your log cabin. Starting with the size,
whether you want a full log or D-log, the roof pitch, how many windows etc. It can easily feel overwhelming. I suggest you spend a little time looking at magazines, Pinterest boards, & viewing a model cabin to get a "feel" for size and to see the log structure in person. Our model cabin sits in Clark Fork, ID and is just waiting for you to come on by. Make sure to bring along your ideas, lists and sketches. We would love to sit down with you and help you get your dream cabin started.
Our Model Storybook Cabin
If you are on social media, stay connected during the week over on our Facebook page. It is a great place to get more tips, inspiration and view more photos of our cabin projects. Hope to see you there!
Here's to a few of our favorite things...family & friends, logs and laughter!