Distinctive logging company closes shop

WEST NEWBURY—Who knew log cabins could be works of art?
They are when the materials are hand-picked, perfect specimens and cleverly put together by a skilled craftsman.
No cookie-cut, assembly line results for John Nininger, of West Newbury, who just might someday be referred to as the “log whisperer.”
As founder of the Wooden House Company, Nininger worked to make sure that each structure was different from the last. Now, however, he is ready to enjoy retirement and he has put up the company’s former headquarters in the Newbury Industrial Park for sale.