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less is more??after years of log home restoration and log replacement.i have concluded never ever use a coating product!the best thing you can do is use a oil base penetrating personal fav…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg SWEETS Jan 15, 2010.


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hello,my name is don ,i cut and clean my own select vaneer stone [very pretty stuff]i do full scribe logwork of any kind[very talented and artistic]handcrafted log railings stairs trusses and homes[i am building a prototype hybrid log home this spring ?sooner if i find a buyer?my home has no settleing problems!i have designed a log home that can be made any square foot needed?combined real stone vaneer full scribe log componets and conventional frameing to create the most gorgous log home you could ever dream of?
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
the shoemakers kids go barefoot!as soon as we get out of this recession\depression i plan to build my lovely her dream home?

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amerlink???glad i didnt move my family down there for that job!!

my amerlink story!in a attempt to broadin my horizons?i flew to rocky mount,a working interview.toured the whole facility.worked with the resident "logdog"[this is back when amerlink was first starting their "in the woods" division]i made my first scribe on a huge log for a carport.scribed my side of the log they[the resident dog and helper]scribed their side of the log.we chainsawed out the excess!and then placed the log!my side was perfect!!![i was proud of that one lol]they had to whip… Continue

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 10:52pm

If its not a full round natural log ?dont call it a log???

Companys should not be able to claim that there "POSTS" milled into a tounge and groove extra thick boards????are logs!!!!hello people??? A log home means the bark has been removed and the whole tree in all its natural glory is used to build the home !!!!anything else is "A WOOD HOME" "A POST HOME" "A TIMBER HOME" "A BOARD HOME" heck most all houses in the world have wood MILLED FROM LOGS in them?are they all log homes?? I do real fullscribe logwork/and stonemason work beyond your wildest… Continue

Posted on January 5, 2010 at 3:46pm — 2 Comments

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At 10:32am on January 23, 2010, Greg Beck said…
Hi L.D. I still really want to see some pics of that veneer your selling and a pic of the window stone you talked about, also I need you to tell me how to scribe logs together, I'd like to do some accent scribeing inside my cabin and I want to learn how. Thanks G.
At 11:16am on January 12, 2010, Greg Beck said…
Hey LD, how do u feel about dry stack stone veneer ?,
I assume all the stone u sell gets a final coat of mortor on all the inbetweens, I'd sure like to see some pics of the product
At 2:29pm on January 9, 2010, logdog said…
well as much as i love copper?i would stick with granite?copper counters are to suseptical to denting?drop anything on it and you have an un removeable dent!i have an awesome outlet for granit30 dollars a square foot if you pick up and install yourself?its not hard
to installa simple a frame in the back of a pickup truck is all youd need or maybe if things work out we can combine a stone delivery along with tops?you could do wood inlay tops?poured with crystal clear epoxy resin?the best epoxy is call crystal clear developed by it?
At 12:46pm on January 9, 2010, Greg Beck said…
LD, have you seen anything really cool and diff. in the way of kitchen counter tops ?
At 11:15pm on January 8, 2010, Greg Beck said…
That all sounds real cool, I'm a house painter by trade here in St.Louis, I'd like to learn that antique method, window trim sounds awsesome, all of my exsposed areas will be 100 % stone, I dont want to build a maintenance nitemare, all siding will be under porches, no rain or sun on the wood. should be fairly maintenance free;
At 11:05pm on January 8, 2010, Greg Beck said…
Hi LD, I got your note, you should post some pics of your stone, so me & others can check it out.
At 7:15pm on January 8, 2010, Greg Beck said…
So are you saying you're veneer weighs the same as cultured ? And I quess the tabs ease installation and add strength ? How much are you asking per sqaure $$ ?g
At 12:05pm on January 8, 2010, Greg Beck said…
Hi, Logdog. I am in N. Missouri just west of hannibal at mark Twain Lake
I map quested your town, we are about 6.5 hours apart. The stone around there is just creek/bluff stone. I havent ever tried to work with any yet, was gonna cheek into it this spring. I'm sure its ugly as hell comp. to the stuff you get. Prob. is that I'm on a shoe string budget, buisness has been horrible the last 2 years and I'm building out of pocket. If theres anyway I can save a buck, I'll do it. I need alot of veneer, what would u sat yours runs a square ? My trusses are conventional, they call the loft an attic truss, has a 5' knee wall on the sides, with about 5' of webbing behind that, that goes over to the top sill of the main floor wall. The loft trusses flow into the great room and turn into scissor trusses, I'll scan some pics of the construction and post them on my page . Thanks for the reply. G
At 11:08am on January 6, 2010, Greg Beck said…
Hey, I have been considering adding some dormers, I like what I call a pup tent dormer, very simple A shape, problem is my trusses werent designed for it, I would have to header off the opening and nail plywood bracing to stiffen/repair the side trusses, kinda a remodel scabe on thing at this point, I think it could be done, at my own risk, whats your thoughts on the truss redo ?
At 10:44am on January 6, 2010, Bob Mack said…
Hay nice story on the Amerlink front. Sometimes doing nothing is the best think to do.

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