Originally Posted by dlrides
Not true, many pine log cabins in the Apalachians are 250 years old. The log design affects splitting, and how the walls shed water.
Forget a kit, and round logs on the east coast, go with flat side logs (8x12), heart cut, 3.5 inch spacing, w/dovetail joined corners. A local lumber yard can usually cutfairly cheap, and any good timber framer can dovetail and assemble.
Plus, flat side logs look sooo much better.