Telling One Log Home from Another
While exhibiting at Log Home Shows, I have noted scores of would-be log homebuyers enter the exhibition space enthusiastic, bright-eyed and ready to learn. It is disconcerting to see these same consumers later trudging along, hopes dampened, eyes glazed over and looking very confused. Why? It is not that there aren’t fine examples of the log building craft represented, or knowledgeable experts from the industry full of technical information. I believe it is because what seemed like a simple choice and a few considerations now appears to be muddled mess of styles and methods, each purporting to be better than the competitors. While there are a myriad of styles and methods used in the log building industry, they can generally be grouped into either ‘handcrafted’ or ‘manufactured’.
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