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July 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Last Chance to be a Part of Our Big Issue!!!

As noted in our initial ABG star search posting, we're still on the lookout for homeowners who are in (or have been through) the maintaining and decorating processes of building a log home. All we ask is that you to supply a photo of you and your home (if it's already built), and we will interview you for advice on your specific building project and the challenges you faced.

E-mail me at… Continue

Added by Whitney Richardson on July 28, 2009 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Log Home Projects: Behind the Scenes

A selection of Wisconsin Log Homes being built throughout the world are featured on our website. Check out custom floor plans and start-to-finish construction galleries of homes currently under construction and recently completed. Enter Featured Home… Continue

Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on July 28, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Log Cabin Kitchen

We are trying to decide if we should use one of these Copper sink s in our log home. I think it will look good, but wonder about maintenance. Anyone have any thoughts on this???

Lincoln B
Kentucky real estate

Added by Lincoln Builds on July 23, 2009 at 8:18pm — 1 Comment

Log Home Pets

I couldn't imagine having a log home without our puppy and kitty. They seem to complete our log home and make it that much more enjoyable.

Our cat Marvin loves climbing our log staircase and perching himself high in the loft as he hisses at our new Bernese Mountain puppy Scout. Scout loves the outdoors (what dog doesn't) and has been… Continue

Added by Shelley Martinez on July 23, 2009 at 6:17pm — 8 Comments

Inspired Living: One Great Floor Plan, Three Custom Log Homes

Last month, PrecisionCraft Log Homes announced its new Inspired Living feature sharing real life stories of how Mountain Architects’ new design creations come to life. This month, the award winning team shows how one log home plan, the award-winning Woodhaven, inspired three separate couples to build their dream homes; each customized to match a different lifestyle, architectural taste and… Continue

Added by PrecisionCraft on July 23, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

I'm Stuck! Hire an Architect? Or start interviewing Builders?

Hello everyone! I'm new to LogHomeU, but I know I will get some great advice here!

I plan to have a small, insulated log/half-log home built on property I already own. For the past couple of years, I have been looking at floor plans, and reading everything I can get my hands on regarding energy efficiency, types of construction, heating systems and so on.

I'm having a devil of a time deciding how I want my new home to be configured, and how I want the exterior to look… Continue

Added by Rose Marie on July 22, 2009 at 11:22am — 12 Comments

Buying an old log house

I have found an old log house on a concrete foundation.
Before I buy it I need to evaluate if it is in good shape. I don't want to pay an appraiser for something I could easily do myself.

What do I look for to make sure the logs are sound? Is there a moisture content I should check for in bottom tier of logs?

How do I know if there is rot, insects, etc? What do I look for?


Added by gary jolivet on July 9, 2009 at 7:14pm — 8 Comments

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