Tips for choosing a hunting cabin kit include using laminated logs for the walls and using durable but beautiful wood for the floors, such as dense southern yellow pine. Log cabin kits are popular with hunters, country property owners, resorts and campgrounds.
Laminated logs are more durable than solid logs because they are typically made of smaller pieces of wood that have been thoroughly and uniformly dried, glued together and milled as one piece. On the other hand, solid logs may not be uniformly dry, with the outer parts of the log drier than the core, resulting in settling, twisting and shrinking problems.
Dense southern yellow pine is one of the strongest, most durable and most versatile species of softwood. It can withstand the tough wear and tear of cabin use without losing its attractive golden wood grain color. The wood grows abundantly in the southeast United States, from Texas to Florida.