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Hello everyone!!!  I was looking on the web, and came across some web sites that sell little hunting cabins.  Now if I was a hunter, or fisherman, I would not want to have too much expense in a small cabin.  It is not like I would be planning to live in it.  I have seen some of these small cabins, that are built on trailers so they are mobile. (one would need a really heavy duty truck to move it) Even these modular small cabins seem too expensive.  Then I did a little research, and if you go from the material list, on these web sites, and go to Lowes, Home Depot, Menards, whatever, the material comes out somewhat less expensive.  Of course, going that route, you would have to build it, but for the substantial savings, it would be well worth it.  I mean I am talking a 300 or 400 sq ft little cabin.  It wouldn't be that hard!!!  I mean you don't want to put too much money in something like this, so why would you want to use a full log, just go with log siding, or a smaller log, which can be purchased at a lumber yard.  Another, way of thinking, would be instead of going with a little cabin, for what they cost,(if purchased from a salesman) one could buy a heck of a nice camper or little travel trailer.  So in reality, if one would really desire a small cabin, for hunting or fishing, why go through a rep, and have to pay more, for their mark up, just buy from your lumber company, directly, and save.  Something to think about.  It would be nice to just gather peoples thoughts on this, and not have sales people use this to push their product.  This is suppose to be a forum for consumer ideas, questions, etc...  not a free advertising medium!  Everyone have a happy day!

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Comment by Tim and Anita Dyer on October 30, 2013 at 8:37pm

I agree with Donald.   Buying from a mill is the way to go.   Some companies have small cabins that they can deliver to your jobsite.   This would be ideal for the person that hunts and just needs somewhere to get out of the weather.

Comment by Scott M on August 19, 2013 at 4:07am

Log siding is the way to go.  I have always thought the ideal hunting or fishing cabin was a conventionally framed cabin with heavy log siding.   I have taken fallen and scrap logs to our local lumber mill and for almost nothing in cost had it cut into 2” thick boards.  The advantage is you get regular installation of your plumbing and electrical along with an insulated wall and you get the log feel.   I would recommend that you screw the siding down instead of using nails.

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Comment by henry on July 23, 2013 at 10:43pm

Donald;  your point is the point I am trying to make.  So good point!

Comment by Donald Parsons on July 23, 2013 at 11:55am

Hi Henry!  Buying directly from the mill that produces these products would net the best price.  Lumber companies purchase from the mills and mark it up before you purchase it.  Just a thought!  Good luck with your search of either full logs, half logs or log siding.

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