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February 2012 Blog Posts (10)

Know What You’re Buying

Seems like commonsense advice, no? Not if the messaging is unclear.

This week’s announcement regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) settlement with five replacement window companies over misleading energy-efficiency and money-saving claims (or “greenwashing”) calls to mind a seminar I attended at the EcoBuild Conference in December 2009 surrounding the marketing language used to promote environmentally…


Added by Whitney Richardson on February 25, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Not fade away

Call it global warming if you like, or maybe climate change, but this has been an odd winter in Richmond. The only real snow of the year started last Sunday midday and came down in wet clumps for hours, sagging telephone wires and tree limbs. As we should have expected, the cabin neighborhood lost power. We've designated Gotham as our safe house in case of emergencies…


Added by John Duke on February 25, 2012 at 12:05am — No Comments


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Added by Dave Schmitt on February 20, 2012 at 5:06pm — 3 Comments

Small places

Every day, it seems, there is more to see in the cabin. Mike has been helping with painting and other things, while Mr. Seals works on framing the windows and doors and on finishing, bringing definition to each small space. He has a base coat of clay on the walls. They are white now, so we have to squint to see their future color. Pale blue paint is going on in the den and russet brown added to the trim on the fireplace…


Added by John Duke on February 17, 2012 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Log Cabins from Timber Block Features Wall Assembly in…..Hours?

When you think about how long it takes for a log cabin to go from a foundation to an actual structure, you might think a few weeks, or months. One of my most favorite questions I get is “How long will the construction of my home take?” This gets me excited, because I absolutely can not wait to tell them they will literally see their log cabin go from nothing to a home….all in the same day!

The last log cabin wall raising I went to was…


Added by Penny Kiryk on February 9, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A Cabin in Wyoming

I just posted up two pages of pictures of my brother's log cabin in Wyoming.  The first is his original project 20 years ago, and the second his addition 5 years ago. and


Added by Joffre Essley on February 8, 2012 at 6:40am — No Comments

From floor to ceiling

Ryan: "How soon do you want to move in?"

Darien: "Soon. Sometime between the fifteenth and the end of the month."

Ryan: "Of March?"

Darien: "No, of February."

Read more at: …


Added by John Duke on February 8, 2012 at 1:38am — No Comments

Log Homes by Timber Block Ready for NAHB’s IBS 2012 in Florida

Log Homes by Timber Block log homes is set up and ready for the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida. The show, being held February 8-11 is the largest residential building industry tradeshow in the world. IBS brings together every aspect of the building industry. The National Association of Home Builders or NAHB operates the show, (now in its 68th year!) and welcomes suppliers…


Added by Penny Kiryk on February 7, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments

The Reader Connection

Production just wrapped on our annual Cozy Cabins issue, featuring 10 great cabins that provide plenty of idea book-worthy photos to save. More important, though, are the stories behind those images. Each homeowner has a unique experience to share, with helpful advice from a first-hand perspective that inspires and motivates so many of you with your own dream.


These stories fuel my own idea book as well with interesting topics and concepts that I can…


Added by Whitney Richardson on February 3, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Villa Linnea 2011 - A summary

Hello Log Home Lovers,


Almost exactly one year has gone since we started building Villa Linnea. Time to reflect on 2011.

It all started in early February. We had tons of snow on the foundation. It took several hours of tractor work, 6 hours of heavy duty snow plowing, and some 15 man hours of snow shoveling to get the foundation in shape for the log assembly.…


Added by Peter on February 2, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

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