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Tom Kolb
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  • East Greenville, PA
  • United States
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Tell us about yourself:
My wife and I are begining the building process in our "dream home" location, in North Central PA.
We have the most beautiful spot for a log home.
We have our Well, Septic, and Electric in and hope to start construction mid spring.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Not yet
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
Within 12 months

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At 2:33am on December 24, 2009, Greg Beck said…
Hi Tom, Greg Beck in MO. here. I am aware that ther are 2 types of stone to veneer with, cultured stone ( man Made) and stone veneer (a slice of the real thing) my question is, is it possible to make you own stone veneer out of native stone for say diong a dry stack on a peak in a gable end, or will I run into a weight issue ? I have dibs on some local stone free for the taking, just have to pry it out and load it up.Cultured is light weight, seems like I would need a brick ledge for the real thing, even if I cut it into small pieces or reinforce the gable end, Might not be worth the hassle to save a buck, what do u think ? Thanks Greg
At 5:30am on October 23, 2009, Greg Beck said…
A little from here & there, Kits were such a ripoff, IMO. I stick built for dirt cheap.I figured I'd start with a 30x40 box with a loft and go from there. Log siding looks pretty much the same to me. I like the hand hewn early settler style with wide and irregular chink lines and dovetail corners. I plan on using so many accent trees and lumber that most people would never Know its not real logs, Im still planning on bringing a big 23' accent tree into the great room and place it in front of the loft rails, I will be placing some 6x8 beams I bought on top of my cedar tree posts this weekend, and mortise & tenoning crossrails for twig or branch spindles, should have some good pics soon. Is you lot in PA. ??
At 8:26am on October 22, 2009, Greg Beck said…
NO hog hunting, I wish. I've always wanted to hunt boar. They have a ferrel problem in southern MO. but not up north . Were big into deer, turkey, and crappie fishing is my favorite.I've always wanted to shoot ringneck phesant, but havent had the chance.
At 6:58pm on October 21, 2009, Greg Beck said…
I am building by Mark Twain lake in northern , MO. I was wanting a stone veneer staircase in front of the cabin, but dont want to spend the money to have a concrete staircase installed to get the veneer, I was hoping I could somehow get around that and veneer a wooden staircase, my build is going extra slow, out of pocket and money got tight, getting ready to install 23 cedar post with log & twig rails and put on a two materials roof, I am building a hybrid, with the apperance of age, not much to look at yet.
At 7:46pm on October 20, 2009, Greg Beck said…
Hi Tom , Not yet . But I'm sure I will. I plan on diving in and doing all the stone veneer myself, as I am to poor to hire it out. I understand the first place to start is with a double moisture barrier, followed by wire mesh and a scratch coat or mortar. Am I right ? Also have a wierd question, is it possible to cover a wooden staircase, outside, with stone veneer ? Or would it flex to much. Thanks for your help, Greg Beck In MO.
At 11:05am on October 19, 2009, Whisper Creek Log Homes said…
Hi Tom,
Alquippa is a suburb of Pittsburg towards western Pa. I would be happy to mail you our complete, free, home planner kit. It inclused pricing, all our florr plans, cd's & dvd's. If you would like to rec. it, please e-mail me your mailing address @ Thank you for your interest Tom, and please do not hesitate to call 801-561-8600 or the Alquippa dealers with any questions you have! We look forward to talking with you. Sincerely, Tricia Layne, Whisper Creek Log Homes, Corp. Office.
At 5:33pm on October 15, 2009, Whisper Creek Log Homes said…
Hi Tom,
Welcome to LogHomeU! If you would like to speak with out local dealer in PA, please go to our website, and look on our dealer locator. Or you can call (877) BUY-WCLH. We look forward to seeing you at our event in december!

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