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June 2013 Blog Posts (7)

Comfort Zones

There's something magical about the outdoors in the summertime. Having essentially grown up on lakes, I always seem to associate the months of July and August with boating, tubing and water skiing. I find solace relaxing on a deck, and listening to the sounds of fish jump in and out of water. And, of course, watching fireflies circulate through the…


Added by Whitney Richardson on June 26, 2013 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Post and Beam Log Homes. Charm and Flexibility.

Post and Beam Log Homes.

Offering a timeless simplicity and functionality, Post and Beam log houses are becoming an appealing alternative to the traditional full scribe log homes. With about 75% of all Artisan log homes being post and beam construction, this style of log home is ideal for the person or family who are currently thinking about building their dream log…


Added by Artisan Log and Timber Homes on June 25, 2013 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Common Demoniator

I have watched, every aspect of log home manufacturers, management, over the years.  I have seen many go out of business, through bankruptcy, whatever reason???  There are four companies, that have had the same Director of Dealer sales, and all four have gone under.  Amerlink,( read news reports) went out, now I don't know if they re started under a different name or not, then there was Tennessee Log Homes,(bbb report) then Kuhns Brothers I have read (news articles) stopped their log home…


Added by henry on June 19, 2013 at 11:45am — 14 Comments

Log Home Living - Safe in ANY Storm!

People often ask me what the advantages are of living in a log cabin home.  Because I lived in Florida and now live in South Carolina, I tell them that for safety sake, as well as other personal reasons, my custom log home will weather most any storm and survive where frame homes and brick homes will not.

In September 1989, Hurricane Hugo made landfall on South…


Added by Donald Parsons on June 14, 2013 at 9:39am — No Comments

Log Home corner profiles

My wife and I have decided on the "corner/log style" of our log home. We like the saddlenotch style because it starts with a full log all the way around the foundation instead of 2 full logs and 2 half logs to begin the initial course of logs. It's just a cleaner look in our eyes.

Gastineau, Honest Abe and Appalachian Log Structures offer such a corner. All are members of the Log Home Council which is important to me (us).

Is anyone aware of any other manufacture that offers…


Added by Mike Goes on June 11, 2013 at 7:08pm — 1 Comment

Nandina plant "chewed" by something??

I had a good side nandina "fire power" bush growing for last 3 years..  Suddenly this year something has been knawing at the bark and broke the plant off close to it's base.   It is in my front yard and haven't seen any animals around it.  I have a matching bush on the other side of front steps and it is fine...

Any idea on what could have done this and what I can do to prevent it from getting to my 5-6 other nandina bushes??

Added by Pat Watters on June 7, 2013 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Cleaning and restaining your log home

I recently purchased a log home back in August, and I need to wash and re-seal the logs.  I am looking for a safe and environmentally friendly logwash and sealant.  I am new to all this and would love some advice.  The companies that I have contacted to come out and do it basically told me it would be more cost effective for me to do it myself... where do I start?  Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


Thank you!


Manning, Oregon

Added by Lisa Conrad on June 6, 2013 at 12:05pm — 2 Comments

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