Most of the clients that I have had over the years who have wanted me to build them a log cabin have wanted their cabin’s to be built rustic… woodsy… even primitive.
These clients wanted natural wood and they wanted plenty of stonework. They did not want any painted wood. They would often wince when I mentioned the option of painted wood.
Somehow, the idea of painted wood, seemed offensive to these log cabin enthusiasts.
Many builders go too far with these rustic requests by clients who want “a cabin in the woods” by providing sloppy workmanship or board-and-batten siding, believing that that is the path to achieving “rustic-ness”.
Now don’t get me wrong… I’m a big fan of rustic cabins. Some of my greatest joys in this life has been in building this type of retreat home. Look through my postings here on my blog and you will see that I’ve built plenty of rustic homes.
But, I would like everyone to consider this more formal, dressed-up version of a log cabin as a worthy alternative. There is special place in my heart for this style of finish as well.
Originally posted 2015-03-28 18:46:00.