It’s a funny thing, but I have found that people that like log cabins, absolutely love front porches.
I’ve had a couple of clients over the years that I truly believe that the real reason they hired me was to build them a front porch, and that the log cabin was just something to have behind the rocking chair to catch them if they leaned too far back.
This precious little porch on the front of this log cabin only measures eight feet by sixteen feet but it is highly valued territory. The flooring and roof are all framed out of rough sawn oak that I purchased from a local sawmill. I have found that it holds up over time amazingly well, and it only becomes more attractive as it ages. (I wish that were true of men… lol) (my wife hasn’t aged a day since I met her)
I like porches that are supported by stone columns underneath, it allows the dog to have a cool space to retreat to in the summer (and provides a place to stash the lawnmower if you can get away with it). The porch posts are all small locust trees that we gathered from the property (the only thing that will outlast these locust poles is a rock).
This charming porch just invites people to come and sit for a while, to take in the fresh air, perhaps share a few words, or just sit in quiet meditation.
Next up… the chimney.
Originally posted 2015-02-18 17:14:50.