This charming log cabin building is full of charm and has a classic log house design. The log cabin building is 2,521 square feet in size. The property located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and recently sold. The rustic wood cabin was built in 1977 and recently renovated, all this cozy cabin building needs is some furniture and your interior design touches. You’ll want to take a look around as it might inspire you for a cabin building of your own. The rustic log cabin looks as good today as it did more than 40 years ago.
The benefit of this log cabin design is that it was built so many years ago and has that rustic quality that people can’t get enough of these days. Another growing trend popular today is to use reclaimed barn wood for new log house construction projects and is something more and more builders are incorporating into their log house designs. Private log house contractors have begun renovating both cabin buildings and public spaces with wood reclaimed from houses, commercial buildings, old barns, and factories, across America. Whether you are building a new cabin building or renovating a rustic log house, reclaimed wood can add the character that you want.
Working with reclaimed timber is popular in both rustic cabin building designs and modern home designs. You might choose to use a barn wood accent wall in a room in your wood cabin or use reclaimed for the beams. Reclaimed timber comes in a range of shapes and sizes and a variety of places. There is nothing that can compare to an authentic piece of reclaimed timber, it has a unique story to tell and a look all of its own. Regardless of the source of the reclaimed timber you choose to use in your cabin building design, there are a few tips for using this type of wood. If you use reclaimed barn wood, it may have been in the elements outside for 100 years or more.
The reclaimed timber may be covered in dead bugs and dirt amongst other things. Because of this, you will need to clean the wood. Start by using a stiff nylon bristle brush and give the reclaimed wood a brisk rub down. This will help get rid of any loose dirt or bugs. Follow this up with a quick spray with an air hose to help clean off the finer particles of dirt. Some people like to clean the reclaimed timber with a high-pressure water sprayer, but you have to be careful, or you may risk damaging the wood.
Next, you will need to inspect the reclaimed barn wood for any sort of remaining metal. As part of a barn, the timber boards would have been nailed to the barn structure, and some of the nails may still be left behind. The same goes for pallet wood, so you will want to give each piece of reclaimed wood a good visual inspection, and you’ll want to catch anything before it dulls your saw blade.