Log house – this term may seems very harsh and rude, but in fact chopped houses look very attractive, nice and are often associated with fairy tales. Building technology of a log house is quite simple, and it came to us back from the ancient Slavs, from many centuries ago. Nowadays, log houses are most common in Siberia, as well as in other places, especially the one with cold climates. Log cabins are the structure, which was preferred in the old times by the Russian rulers for their castles and houses. Soviet cartoons, can give a good idea what log house was looking back then, for example peace like, “Fisherman and Fish” by Pushkin. When the old man asked the goldfish for a mansion, she gave him a palace made of log.
In fact, log cabins have many advantages. Have you ever wondered why wooden materials are used particularly for the construction of baths and saunas? Simply because wood itself shows the best quality and heat retention time. Second plus is that wood is very easy material to process, and in addition it is an environmentally friendly material. However, you should know that not each type of wood can be used to build a wooden house. Conifer breeds have become widespread in Europe. The reason is very simple. When wood is left to get dry, the coniferous breeds acquires a very high strength, so there is no risk left for of any further deformation.
Our compatriots who lives in Siberia choose beech or cedar wood to construct a log house. These species are having hard structure, and in processing this wood you may face some difficulties, but constructions of these species of trees, the log durability is literally for a centuries.
Is important to have a closer view about the technology itself, which actually creates a log house. At first glance, it may seem that the logs are simply laid one over another in a cross pattern. However, in reality it has more behind it. In order for the logs to get fixed well between each other, special notches made in the logs, designed to secure the stacks. It is quite curious how the building masters are managing to make such precise cuts and incisions. Is quite unique technique and if its successfully accomplished, there will be no gaps left between the logs. Of course, there must be left a window for air to access through the logs, so we use a variety of sealants.
Tendency on constructing a log houses in villages, have recently increased. This can be explained partly by the ultimate trend for wooden structures, and partly by the fact that we began to return to our origins, remembering how our Slavic ancestors lived. Now it becomes clear why they chose wood for constructing their homes, because this material is very strong, keep warm indoors and environmentally friendly, and this are indicators which has paramount importance in choosing housing.