McConnell Log Cabin - More Permanent Structure: Logs | Historic Brattonsville

This detail of the logs in the McConnell Log Cabin depict how the logs were more carefully hewn and prepared as compared to the rough timbers used to construct the Backwoods Cabin. By this time the settler who built this cabin was much better established and had more time to spend on the construction of his home. Prepared so as to fit much more tightly together and require less chinking, the logs enabled the builder to build a more solid and permanent structure. The logs for the cabin were hewn with a broad axe.