You'll be inspired by the Firefly log cabin located in Bryson City, North Carolina, United States. The little mountain log cabin can accommodate up to 6 guests with 2 bedrooms, and 1.5 baths. The Firefly looks like a little mountain farmhouse as it is rustic outside and charmingly decorated with handcrafted mountain furniture inside. The log cabin kitchen is well-equipped and there are two dining tables one inside and one outside. The back patio has a charcoal grill, perfect for preparing the catch of the day. The log cabin bedroom on the main floor has a queen-sized bed and a bath with a claw-foot tub/shower. The second floor has a half-bath and 2 bedrooms with a king-size bed in one, and a queen-sized bed in the other.
When you look at the Firefly log cabin you will see that part of the appeal is in the chinkinng between the logs. The logs with the chinking in between combined with the stone give this log cabin an authentic look at add to its aesthetic appeal. Chinking is similar to caulking although the two techniques are different. Chink is worked into the seams and creases between the logs of a log house construction for more than one reason. Chinking is made with fine sand granules and latex polymers. Unlike caulk which is used for small cracks and crevices, log house chinking can cover much larger spaces, up to seven inches or more.
There are several benefits to chinking the logs in your log house construction. Chinking helps to protect your log house between the logs and around any crevices. Chinking also looks aesthetically pleasing and defines the log home's natural angles. However, the benefits go well beyond the look of the log cabin. When you chink between the logs, you also protect your log cabin from invaders such as bugs. This is especially important for log homes because when not properly cared for, they are susceptible to damage from insects and rodents. It also prevents the cool or warm air inside the log house construction from escaping.
Caulking and chinking are the final building materials in a log house construction. Log house chinking and caulking seal air leaks and keep out the rain, but they also help to protect the log house construction from uninvited guests, including insects and decay. Chinking materials can be used on both the interior and exterior sides of your log cabin wall system. But, like caulk, chinking products may also need maintenance and reapplication over time. Chinking is best done after you've applied other finishes to the logs. It is always best to use chinking and stain from the same manufacturer to ensure compatibility. You'll be happy that you had a proper chinking job on your log cabin when you experience a lot of rain. Chink seals the log house construction and keeps water from entering and settling in places that it shouldn't. To protect a log cabin, you must consider how to keep it safe from water damage.