I would have to know the version of SQL to know how to answer this.
For 2008+, you have CDC.
For SQL prior to that, they probably wouldn't like my answer, but I would make the schema identical to the original table, adding a column(s) to the original schema if needed to support the logging.
This allows me to use all existing code and procs on the logging table, and/or to UNION ALL the two tables in such code/procs.
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