I had seen this up coming cabin on a previous drive but did not at the time have time to pull over and check it out.
I corrected that error this weekend.
Today time and lack of up-keep is taking its toll.
But it still looks grand from a distances.
(When rebuilding a cabin it is always good to support corners near the notches with bricks or stones in case the wood does deteriorate.)
The lower two or three logs are replacements, and had been milled instead of hand-hewn.
The porch does not look like it would have in its original state. The original porch would probably been off one of the sides attaching to the the roof.
The whole building is probably part of what was once a larger farm house, with this section maybe being the original home.
And again, vertical logs to keep damage from going any further.
Most log building built for homes would have had hewn logs.
None of these logs are hewn.
Some type of out-building probably.
Or maybe even a weekend hunting cabin.
And, just like on the bigger building, if the chinking is not done right, it can speed up water damage.
You can see the bigger building in the background here.
Corners are deteriorating. This happened either because of lack of care rebuilding, or lack of maintenance. Or maybe it was bad before they rebuilt it.
Again, the vertical boards to old bad logs up.
Lack of good foundations under both of these has not helped.