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July 2010 Blog Posts (18)

Holiday Fun

I know my last post just highlighted the fun of summer holidays, but we'll actually be planning our winter holiday issue soon. To get us in the spirit, I wanted to poll the community on favorite holiday activities and traditions. Anything fun or unique that you and your family like to partake in? Please share!

Added by Whitney Richardson on July 29, 2010 at 11:45am — 2 Comments

day 2

the logs were delivered Monday the 26th around noon. We started placing logs soon after. Today (Tuesday) we are on row 12. Should have Loft placed tomorrow.And started on gable ends

Added by Jeff and Cheryl Smith on July 27, 2010 at 5:35pm — No Comments


We will be speaking with our bank today at 2. A company called PHH will be reviewing our information and we will see what happens. Dont want to get too excited!!!!!!!!!!

Added by kimberly chapin on July 26, 2010 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Beautiful Log Home in Ogden Utah For Sale

One of a kind mountain lodge in Ogden Utah. Inviting, spacious lodge style home is walking distance to elementary, junior high and high schools and Weber State University. Please see photos. Exposed log construction, solid oak/marble floors, surface rock, top end fixtures and finishes throughout. Beautifully landscaped.… Continue

Added by John Allaire on July 26, 2010 at 10:38am — No Comments

Would anyone like a personal address sign for their cabin?

I've been making wood signs for over 30 years and many of them have been cabin signs.

(if interested in a sign, please visit my etsy shop: and convo me with what you'd like and I will give you a free layout and price.) or email me at or visit website

Please view my work:…


Added by Richard Malacek on July 20, 2010 at 10:52am — No Comments

Wells Fargo

Has anyone used Wells Fargo for a construction to permenent loan? If anyone knows of another bank or company please let me know. We have good credit and 20% down payment. Note we are from Louisiana and its been a little difficult finding a bank to take the loan.

Added by kimberly chapin on July 19, 2010 at 12:20pm — 2 Comments

Half a month from our last post and what progress we have made!

Well, it's been about half a month since our last post, and we've made some progress! Take a look at our pics and you can see the progress. You'll see that the dormers are framed out and that they have the roof sheeting on the main house. It's been nice to get at least get the sheeting on, as now we can keep the majority of the inside of the house dry. (with the large front windows though and no porch yet, we…


Added by The Mitchell's on July 18, 2010 at 3:56pm — No Comments

busy week!

It has been an extremely busy and productive week for us. Our Superior walls were delivered on Monday. Except for a small glitch with the driver getting the truck up the drive, everything went smoothly. Walls were set and done in 1 hour and 15 minutes! Talk about instant gratification... On Wednesday our Amish helpers came and started on the subfloor. Our 14 year old son was there to help them out and the three of them had the floor finished and everything cleaned up by 2:30. Thursday they… Continue

Added by Jeff and Cheryl Smith on July 18, 2010 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Foundation, Drainage, and Delivery Day!!

So we finally have the drainage and foundation in, Most of the drainage rock and gravel was done by hand with a shovel and a wheel barrel. (I guees we will apreciate it more that way). After sealing the foundation and competing the We backfilled and finished the floor. All this work was done by My Father, My wife and Me. I really have to thank them for all the help. Finally after all of that we poured the floor and are ready to start the Sill plates, Girders, and Floor joices this weekend.…


Added by NEKVT on July 16, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Kitchen query

Hi - we'll be getting started on our log home next month. My task is to design the kitchen. As with most things, the devil's in the details. Do you have a recommendation for the best way to vent the stove? Updraft? Downdraft? Ducted or non-ducted? Internal blower? External? Any stories of good results? Any horror stories to share? Thanks, Katy

Added by Kathryn (Katy) A. Dycus on July 12, 2010 at 7:27pm — 1 Comment

Summer Festivities

One of my favorite things about summer is all the fairs that take place during May through August. From the tiny town festivals — ours spans a small stretch of Main Street next to the old railroad station, and we have a perfect view of the Saturday fireworks from our back deck — to weeklong-plus events, there's something about wandering up and down aisles of crafts and vendors while sipping on some ridiculously large, sugary drink and nibbling on funnel cake that just feels so quintessentially… Continue

Added by Whitney Richardson on July 12, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Building a Log Home, Away From Home.

When you first began to dream of your getaway log home, you probably had some idea where it might be located. Maybe you had a piece of land already picked out or maybe you were looking for a mountain setting or a lot near a lake. No matter where you chose to build, it is more than likely that your dream log home will be located somewhere other than the town, city or even state you live in now.

Building map

Having a log home built outside your… Continue

Added by PrecisionCraft on July 8, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Thursday, 11 am Eastern: Log Home Living writer Barbara Jacksier on Live Chat

Log Home Living writer/coastal style expert Barbara Jacksier is a guest on the Home Front live chat! Ask her all your log home/riverfront living style questions today at 11 am Eastern.

Click here to visit the chat!

Added by Emily Roache on July 8, 2010 at 9:38am — No Comments

Free Designing and Planning Floor Plans

Hello All,

Does anyone in the Neighborhood know of any good, free design and planning websites or software we can use to design and plan our wheelchair accessible log home?

Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,



Added by Ken Wolfe on July 7, 2010 at 10:33pm — 5 Comments

Log Home Primary Mortgage

We are in the first phases of our home. We have a bank with pre-approval for a construction loan but we are having difficulty finding a permanet mortgage company to take the loan once we have completed the home. We are in southeast Texas. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Added by Brianne Hinds on July 7, 2010 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Half Sawn Log Stairs

My wife and I moved to Tn. 14 months ago to build our dream home. We are hoping to get started within the next 2 months. We opted not to purchase a kit home. Rather we will purchase the "D" style logs from a supplier in Tn. and get the windows, doors, etc. locally. This will be a 2 story home. While clearing our property to start building we knocked over some tall hardwood trees. I want to use them in the construction project. The best place we can use them is in the stairs. We are getting… Continue

Added by Larry Bouget on July 7, 2010 at 12:17pm — 2 Comments

Moving right along!

Well it's been a little over a week since our last post, and they've made a bunch of progress. All the walls are now up. They placed the main roof beam one day last week. It's 38 feet long and is a 5 inch by 15 inch glue-lam beam. Not sure how heavy it is, but from what the guys said, it took a good part of the day to hoist it up there by hand. Once it was there, they got a few rafters set up that…


Added by The Mitchell's on July 1, 2010 at 9:38pm — No Comments

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