Welcome to The Cabin Corner. Here you will find our Cabin and Cottage Blog. This months blog we will be focusing on a historical log cabin story with photos to go along with it. Each month we will create a new blog. Written: July, 26,2022
Today we present you A Story on The Original Log Cabin. Unbeknownst to the Swedes and Finns, their innovative wood construction techniques benefited the colonization of the New World log cabin history immensely. The Swedes and Finns brought generations of construction experience of building with simple hand tools. They arrived on the banks of the Delaware River. Lack of housing was a problem, yet they knew how to deal with this.
According to log cabin history, the very first log cabins were simple with rough-hewn logs laid horizontally and connected on the end with notches. The cabin would have one room and usually 12 to 16 feet square space. It had one door and usually no windows. The spaces between the logs would be filled with chinking materials such as, small stones, wood, corn cobs, clay, or cloth. The first log cabins were inspired by the simple Scotch-Irish style of cabins. The Scotch-Irish cabins had one rectangular 16X20 foot room with two entrances, a door in the front and in the back. These cabins also included a nice sized hearth. Due to the immediate need for lodging, the early pioneers were restricted by time from replicating the exact style and quality of the original Scotch-Irish cabins, but this style was used and adopted by other refugees and immigrants in the early years of the American Frontier. Article & Pictures By: Zook Cabins. Article link below.
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Written by: Zook Cabins