The best thing that I found to start out with was a website referred to in the log4cxx mailing list:
This post references a blog at that discusses building log4cxx using Visual Studio 2005.  I was able to use it as a guide to get a build going under Visual Studio 2003.
Bless you merc!

From: []
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 1:49 AM
Subject: Getting Started under VS2005

I'm new to C++ and am trying to get log4cxx to run under a little console test application written with Visual Studio 2005 C++
Can you please tell me what to add where in order to make your examples under
With Regards,
Johannes Frank