Since many of us still don’t use the old fashioned traditional Christmas trees to adorn our homes, Log Cabins as an option decorating tool have become rather popular in numerous homes all across the globe. It has become quite a trend to use natural materials instead of artificial ones during the festive season. If you’re planning to decorate your home with a more eco-friendly and environmentally friendly theme this year, why not try creating your own custom log cabin with natural materials? You can find a number of different designs to choose from and you can even create one yourself if you have basic carpentry skills.
One very easy and inexpensive way to create your own custom log cabin is to utilize leftovers in the kitchen such as straw bale. These types of leftovers are available in most local and online hardware stores. However, to be effective, your project needs to be as efficient as possible. This means that you need to purchase the most quality straw or bale construction materials possible. When using straw or bale, it is important to purchase the kind that is already unrolled.
An excellent way to make your self-made straw or bale project look just as good as if you purchased it at your local hardware store is to purchase some rustic unit tape. Unido tape comes in various colors but the most popular is red since it matches most red log cabins. To purchase the tape, you will need to locate an unido stand at your local hardware store or if you’re short on time, simply go online to purchase your own. It is always recommended to purchase extra rolls of unido tape so that you can create new designs or to add design elements to existing decor.
After purchasing all of your needed unido material, the next step is to purchase some basic supplies. Amongst the most important pieces of equipment you will need includes: a hammer, nails, cinder blocks, plywood sheets and lumber, wire and a circular saw. Since I have assembled log cabins before, I know that one of the most important items to purchase are the screws and nails. Buy nails that are long enough to enable the screws to stay on the outside of the union building. You can either order custom nails, or if you’re short on time or want to save money, buy standard nails. The same goes for the lumber.
As previously mentioned, one of the biggest advantages to constructing your log cabin kits yourself is that you can choose the style and design that you want. However, if you feel as though you could benefit from some input in regards to the design, that is completely OK. If you’re not too confident about working with wood, you may even consider hiring someone else to construct your log cabin kits. There are many experienced craftsmen out there who would be more than happy to undertake your project.
Once you have all of your supplies, it’s time to begin. Start by locating a good location on your property where you have room to build. If you’re building a log cabin near the water, there are some precautions you should take to make sure your water is safe. For example, it’s important that you don’t build near a body of water, as the constant moving of the water could cause some damage to your walls.
The next thing you’re going to want to do is to locate a good location for the foundation. If you’re building a log cabin over Christmas, you’ll need to be extra careful about this, because it could get a little messy. It’s recommended that you place your log cabin on at least 5 feet of concrete, because if it sinks, you could easily sink too.
Once you’ve got your foundation’s taken care of, it’s time to start building. To save time, I suggest that you work in small chunks. Although it can be very time consuming, building a log cabin over Christmas will be worth it! Don’t forget to put your log cabin up on a foundation before you put your tree up!