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February 2011 Blog Posts (13)

help/advice.. to do it!


hi..i'm jerry and planning to build my log home on a riverside location in

northwestern ohio...but BOY! the issues! doing my "due diligence" but

over--freakin--whelmed with the options..(i guess northern white pine)

I want to..and i will... do is my retirement dream.

Question: (guidance?)..if a log company quotes a reasonable price for the

"dry in" and i contract the land clearance/basement/well/etc. Where are…


Added by jerry brockman on February 27, 2011 at 5:44pm — 3 Comments


We have finally reached the point where the clay is being spread on the walls. The product from American Clay is a lovely shade of earthy green, with deep textured swirls. Fred has been tutoring Mr. Seals on how to apply it. Mr. Seals says his wife Robin wants him to re-paint their own bathroom ceiling. He is thinking of doing it with…


Added by John Duke on February 26, 2011 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Looking for a Nevada, Las Vegas area log home builder

Hi all, I'm new here and I joined because my business partner and I are trying to locate a dependable Nevada, Las Vegas area log home builder. 


Just about every link I clicked shows a company out of business. Any suggestions?  Thanks.


Added by Donald Smithson on February 23, 2011 at 5:17pm — 1 Comment

Colorado Water Policy


I am reading the series of articles about the Colorado water situation.  They are informative, but alarming at the same time. It seems that we are following the same California experience (experiment) which chases ever more water as growth follows the flow of water.  The massive aqueduct system in California sends water resources from wetter northern California to parched southern California. This is to…


Added by Western Log Home Supply on February 22, 2011 at 12:16pm — 4 Comments

Art in windows, music in bamboo

Music and art are keeping my thoughts elevated this weekend. Maybe I was inspired when I looked up to see the hawk perched high in a tree at the cabin Thursday morning. No matter. The theme developed on Friday when Darien and I attended the opening of a major Picasso exhibition in Richmond, although the cabin was about the…


Added by John Duke on February 21, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Random length logs?

I'm wondering if anyone has an opinion on random length log kits. I've been focusing on pre-cut kits but I'm begining to wonder if the random length kits would be something I'd be interested in. I'll be assembling the home myself so I know that it will add to my work load but if there is a substantial savings it may be worth the extra work. Has anyone built a random length kit?  

Added by Mike Leslie on February 19, 2011 at 2:12pm — 8 Comments

Advice Please

Hello everyone, We are wondering if anyone has used Yellowstone log homes, they are from Idaho. Any input would be great.   We are looking to build "our dream cabin" and reading some of the post made by you all makes me very weary.  If someone had a good experience with any other log home companies please give us all the input you have!!  Thanks

Added by brian and michelle on February 18, 2011 at 6:42pm — 2 Comments

New to the Neighbourhood!

Hello everyone! I'm brand new to the neighbourhood, and I'm looking forward to reading your updates daily, and am excited to share my updates with you!

I'm with Timber Block - the Revolutionary R-30 Insulated Log Home - check out my profile to see some pictures - with lots more to come - and I invite you to log onto to learn more!

Added by Penny Kiryk on February 16, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Love me, love my cabin

The indomitable Mr. Seals felt the love and fashioned a cupid's heart for our front door out of wood and wire. I know at least one neighbor who is already coveting it. I say, get your own damn valentine.

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Added by John Duke on February 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Wooden Brackets and Corbels

Pro Wood Market is an exclusive on-line reseller for Pro Wood Construction, Inc, providing thousands of satisfied customers with quality…


Added by Jerry Walek on February 11, 2011 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Bold as love

"You're not from around here, are you?" asked Sarah. "You're not Old Richmond?" She caught me as I was leaving the cabin. She owns the property behind us, "the house with the swimming pool" she told me.


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Added by John Duke on February 10, 2011 at 12:21am — No Comments

The true measure

My father was fond of the truism that one should always measure twice and cut once. He is probably shaking his head at this very moment.


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Added by John Duke on February 4, 2011 at 12:43am — No Comments

Working Away

Hey everyone, just a quick update to let you know where we stand.  Since our last post, we have 97% of the ceilings hung.  Just waiting for a bathtub so we can hook the drain up and then finish the ceiling and a little more in the master bath. 

As well, about 93% of the interior walls are hung.  We've spiced things up and did some vertical and some horizontal.  We think they look good and kind of break things up a little.

This weekend, we sanded all the exterior log walls in…


Added by The Mitchell's on February 1, 2011 at 5:53pm — No Comments

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