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Green Lumber ? 4 Replies

I cut down a bunch of huge western red cedar trees about a month ago here in Missouri, that I am having milled into live edge fascia boards around 1 x 8,  random lengths. My question is, can I skip…Continue

Started by Greg Beck. Last reply by Cecil Stubbs Feb 21, 2012.

How to make your log home affordable.

I have been building log homes for twenty five years. I am a Katahdin Cedar Log Home Dealer/Builder in the Mid Atlantic Region. Over the years I have seen folks give up on their dream because of…Continue

Started by James W. Harbin Feb 16, 2012.

Stone cost for fireplaces 1 Reply

What would be a reasonable cost per ton for stone for building a fireplace.  Would $50/ton for reclaimed WPA sandstone be a good price?

Started by Gail & Robert. Last reply by Randy Langner Feb 10, 2010.

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Comment by Alan Tanner on June 30, 2014 at 12:25pm

Hello! I just joined the group tday. I have been building log homes and developing land in Lake Lure, NC for many years. You can view my website at and get my contact number there. I specialize in turn key construction...I have the land and will do everything for you so all you have to do is...Move In !

Alan Tanner

Comment by C.L. Atkins on April 3, 2013 at 5:57pm

Hello to all. My name is C.L. Atkins. I just joined the group today:April 3,2013.

I hope to be able to add to the knowledge here when appropriate and to learn from the great deal of knowledge that is available here.


I have been a log home builder for 18 years. Built for log home dealers/companies as well as for homeowners.


I look forward to being a member here.

Comment by Greg Beck on October 5, 2012 at 11:55pm

Have any of you guys ever attempted to debark a tree and make your own bark siding ?  its expensive to buy, I believe the co. I talked to was debarking polar trees in the spring, I want to know how to debark a tree in big sheets. Theres got to be a special tool for this. Chestnut bark siding used to last forever, but of course there was a blight, any and all input is welcome, Thank you !

Comment by James W. Harbin on February 29, 2012 at 1:04pm

Log home manufacturers have devised many ways to treat logs .Air drying,Kiln drying,borate treatments and others. Log cciespreservatives have come a long way in the 25 years I have been using them and they are more environmentally safe to use. I have built with oak,pine,and cedar. When you look at all the treatments and manufacturers systems used to stabilize their particular species it appears that they are trying to duplicate the properties of cedar. Cedar is the best insulator,is insect resistant,rot resistant,and stays beautiful longer. I know this topic will stimulate dialogue and that's good for us all. Jim and Pam Katahdin Cedar Log Homes

Comment by Ivan Y on August 1, 2011 at 2:20pm

In 10 months working on my new log home, Randall (Randy) Langner - the owner of Native Construction - worked for about two weeks total. Never finished the house. Never paid subs. Received over $20k to buy materials and disappeared. Beware!


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