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July 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Old Made New Again

Hello Everyone!

So much great info on here. I wanted to share some recently finished pieces i made. i thought you may find it kinda cool. I recently had a client who decided to bulldoze a lake home 64 years after the grandfather had built it. The family had grown and they needed a much bigger place for all so instead of adding on they decided to build new but use as much of the old wood as they could for sentimental reason reasons. They ran the old car siding through a planer sanded…


Added by richard thomas on July 28, 2011 at 1:50am — 3 Comments

The gates of hell

God gave Noah the rainbow sign,

No more water, but fire next time

After the torrential rains of the previous week that came with such fury they could have floated an ark, Richmond became hellishly hot, with the heat index hovering around 110. One gauge said the temperature alone was 109. It is easy to see how fire and brimstone…


Added by John Duke on July 26, 2011 at 12:36am — No Comments

Traditional Log Home versus an Insulated Log Home

Timber Block

We often hear people ask us, "Why is it so important that my logs are insulated?" Well, an insulated log from Timber Block achieves R30 insulation, while a traditional log (depending on its size) can be as low as R5. Current building codes can be as high as R20 making it difficult for traditional log homes to meet the 2009 building codes. Building codes in 2012 could go as high as R24 in…


Added by Penny Kiryk on July 25, 2011 at 1:55pm — 2 Comments

Timber Block Insulated Log Homes Exceeds the Building Codes in Pennsylvania

Timber Block Changes to the building codes relating to insulation may have caused difficulty for traditional log home manufacturers to meet the codes, but Timber Block's insulated log home far exceeds the requirement for insulation in walls.

If you've been busy researching log homes and log home companies, you've likely heard the two words "building codes". This is because building codes have been changing and will continue to…


Added by Penny Kiryk on July 21, 2011 at 9:41am — No Comments

Splash Me!

Although our cabin is not located on the water, there is plenty within a short ATV or car ride. One of the first bodies of water that we found after taking possession of the cabin was in the spring of 2009 when we came across Lamping Homestead, a small park within the Wayne National Forest. We really enjoyed this park and returned there more than once to fish and hike. Anytime I can go fishing or out on a boat, that is relaxing to me. The Lamping Homestead Lake is not very big, but is… Continue

Added by Steve on July 20, 2011 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Come on in my kitchen

You better come on in my kitchen

It's goin' to be rainin' outdoors

Fortunately, the kitchen has remained dry through the torrential rains we had last week, even though some water is getting in elsewhere while we are waiting for the roofer to come show us some love.


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Added by John Duke on July 11, 2011 at 11:42pm — No Comments

Timber Block Holding Free Seminars in Pennsylvania and Maryland

Hope everyone is having a great summer! I want to share with you details about our upcoming free seminars. This time, we're heading to Maryland and Pennsylvania. We found during our last series of seminars, people were very grateful because not only did they get their questions answered about Timber Block, but also they ended up getting clarity on the entire home buidling process. We want to make sure consumers begin their home building project with eyes wide open, and armed with as much…


Added by Penny Kiryk on July 11, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Fixing holes

After Mr. Seals finished putting the new header log into place, he turned his attention to a pair of two by fours that had been used to replace damaged log braces in the ceiling. He had a pair of logs that he had salvaged and shellacked, which fit neatly into place after he notched them. He also tore out the very fresh looking boards in the the ceiling that had been patched…


Added by John Duke on July 5, 2011 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Aging-in-Place Technologies: Invasive or Reassuring?

In case you haven't already heard via our video post, our special Floor Plans and Design Guide is hitting newsstands this week. In addition to the results of our annual design contest and information on stock-to-custom plan modifications, we also focus on some of the newer design trends, such as aging-in-place (AIP)…


Added by Whitney Richardson on July 5, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

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