I was pondering the relative merits of 2x6 construction versus 6-inch or 8-inch 3-sided logs in a prefabricated kit. The cabin(s) would notionally be between 12x16 and 16x32 with lofts and 12:12 roofs. Here are some thoughts. What do all of you think? True? False? Are there any other important considerations?
No settling problems.
More light inside because of dry-wall and some wood panelling.
A familiar framing process (for me) vs. lack of experience with logs.
No need to spend scores of hours applying perma-chink
Pre-fabricated 3-sided log cabin kit:
No need to install siding. (I would have to on the 2x6 construction, because I would not want T-111).
Better re-sale value (particularly to out of state buyers who desire genuine log cabins).
Greater bear resistance.
Unknown comparative merits:
Total cost of materials?
Total weight of materials?
Speed and ease of construction, especially single-handed?
Maintenance and durability?