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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Carter Apr 21, 2009.


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Tell us about yourself:
I work in the log home industry for Appalachian Log Homes. I have 2 young boys and a wonderful wife. I love log homes, live in a log home, and love helping out others that are either looking to build a new log home or restore an older log home.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
YES, I live in a Hybrid log home
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
Within 12 months

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At 10:57am on February 1, 2010, Dave Carter said…
I could not say we are staying busy, except for doing lots of estimates. We do have work coming in, including some international sales. We do have lots of activity for registrations,etc...which is a good thing! I can only be optimistic and concentrate on the work we have and hope it picks up!

Have you done anything else to your cabin?

Best regards,
At 10:48pm on January 31, 2010, Greg Beck said…
Hi Dave Are you guys staying buisy, I cant buy a job.
At 10:07pm on January 3, 2010, Greg Beck said…
Hi Dave, I started a blog called "Chimney height", could you read it and post a comment please, Thanks alot G.
At 9:35pm on December 26, 2009, Dave Carter said…
Hey Greg,
I have a nice and relaxing Christmas, thanks! Just been sitting around watching some football and watching the kids make a mess of the place!! I am sure you are doing the same. Merry Christmas to you and your family and have a great New Year!

Best regards,
At 1:13pm on December 26, 2009, Greg Beck said…
I forgot to say thanks for all your advise, you can tell a newbe how to cut a cedar all day long, but we really had to learn it our selves, the flaired butts made it even harder, then getting it plumb. It was a challenge, but I have my system down now, still need to run stumps and rail behind the house across the window wall walkway area. Have a good one !
At 12:59pm on December 26, 2009, Greg Beck said…
Hi Dave, I trust u had a great xmas with the wiff and kidos, me too. That huge cedar looks killer in the great room. I have been telling my neighbors at the lake to keep an eye out for any really neat trees, I havent decided what type I want, other than I'll know the tree when I see it, Ive already got 21 plus cedars on the porch, I was kinda looking fort a diff. species for the great room. If all else fails I can still grab a huge cedar were I got the others, I've been wanting to go back with a trailer and a tractor To grab about 8 huge ones for my bbq shack (phase two ) and store them as well. just wanted to B.s. for a minute, Peace out !
At 8:41pm on December 17, 2009, Dave Carter said…
Thanks for the comment! I grew up in this business, live in a log home, and wished I had another log home sitting just a little deeper in the woods on a creek!

By the looks of your profile picture, your home looks awesome and must have an awesome view! NICE!!

Merry Christmas to you as well!

Best regards,
At 10:04pm on December 16, 2009, Ron Morgan said…
Very nice home Dave, I envy your working for a LOG HOME COMPANY. Best Wishes for the Holiday Season....Ron.
At 5:52am on October 23, 2009, Greg Beck said…
Hey Dave, I ordered my tenon cutter and c-sink, pretty excited about getting new tools in the mail. Were getting ready to stand the cedars and place the 6x8 beams I bought, I could only find doug fur for 128.00 each then I found them for 60.00 each but with a 35 day lead time, then I found yellow pine from reclaimed telephone poles at 20.00 each, what a deal. Got a trailer load infront of the house ready to take to the lake this weekend. Should be fun but hard work. I'm getting into a neat part of the build now. Will have some questions soon I'm sure. I put the bull nosed rim floor board on the outer edge of the deck , looks awesome, now I have to draw nife the nose.
At 12:31pm on August 13, 2009, Greg Beck said…
Yeah cool, I planned on the shiplap joints, I'll have 2 c how straight the 4/10's are at 20' long, I was wondering why u guy's use a 6x6 post beam instead of a 4x 10 post beam ? Shoot your office e-mail again/ lost it. I have 10' centers on my suppoort posts, 20's may not cover the shiplap joints ? I threw my back out powerwashing the last 8 cedars stooped over for 8 hours, got scared when I couldnt whipe my own a#%, and almost fell over from the pain a few times, never had a bad back like that before, but all my cedars are real narly, and I'm on the mend. Thanks Dave, your the guru !

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