Antique Looking Concrete Log Cabin
Concrete log cabin
We have wanted an antique log cabin for years. But it is almost impossible to find one for sale.
My husband has worked in construction for more than 30 years. I have an antique shop and also sell outdoor concrete statuary and fountains.
A few years ago when work was slow in the winter I would ask my husband, "What are you thinking?"
He would say, "Ah...nothing much."
You know what I mean don'cha girls? Well it turns out he was thinking about that log cabin I wanted.
A year before we had purchased an old log barn which we disassembled and moved to our retail location. Not long after, we purchased some old square hand hewed logs with dovetailed corners.
My husband began making molds of these old logs using latex rubber to capture all the details of the wood logs.
He then poured concrete into the molds to create concrete log siding.
Then he built a 20' x 30' cabin using frame construction, and put the concrete log siding on the cabin.
When all the logs were installed he stained the concrete log siding with concrete acid stain.
Next he filled the chinking with mortar.
Folks driving down the road believe they are looking at an authentic old log cabin.
Even on closer inspection many still argue that it is a wood log cabin.