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August 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Tighten. Adjust. Repeat.

We are finally able to walk through the entire cabin again ...


Added by John Duke on August 31, 2010 at 11:12pm — No Comments

New England area log homes

I'm in the planning stages of building a log home. We have purchased land & have a floor plan that's constantly changing but so far they are minor changes but I think we're 90% of the way there. I've looked at quite a few log home dealers but I'm getting a good vibe from Real Log Homes. I'm wondering if anyone has any input about suppliers in the area (good or bad) and any suggestions would be much appreciated. I plan to build as much of the house as possible on my own and would like… Continue

Added by Mike Leslie on August 31, 2010 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Builder Radio Interview Now Live

Many of you probably know the folks at "Builder Radio", which is now called, "Selling More Homes Media Network". Anyway, today they aired an interview with me that may be of interest to anyone

who owns a business website.

Jerry Rouleau announced... "This week we speak with Tom Heatherington. Even the best websites are of…


Added by Tom Heatherington on August 30, 2010 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Day in the country at Vintage Pine

We are purchasing reclaimed heart pine flooring from Rodger Childress, of Virginia Vintage Pine. Rodger and his wife paid us a visit at the log house, and he kindly offered to show us around should we head down to Farmville some day. I wanted to go, both to see his milling operation and to see his heart pine kitchen.

Read more at… Continue

Added by John Duke on August 25, 2010 at 12:45am — No Comments

amazing 3 weeks!

It has been a while since I've been able to post but it has been a whirlwind of activity! The logs were delivered on July 26. My husband Jeff took 2 weeks of vacation to get started and we had 2 Amish gentleman who we hired to help us out for 3 weeks. Everyone was there on the 26 waiting to get started as soon as the logs were delivered. I think the Amish guys were excited as we were! The logs were delivered at noon and everything took off from there. For the first week it was Jeff and myself… Continue

Added by Jeff and Cheryl Smith on August 19, 2010 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Magnificent Log Home in Conifer, Colorado for Sale $2,495,000 - $500,000 under build cost

Live life at the top! Just completed Red Tail Estate priced $500,000 under actual build cost.
Expansive custom log and stone home on 3 separate lots totalling 24 acres. End of the road location next to Pike National Forest provides complete privacy but is still just an easy 30 minute commute to Denver on well maintained County roads and the all new Hwy 285. Over 8100 sq ft living space plus 1800 sq ft finished garage space. 5 bedrooms 7 bathrooms including 2 master suites, 5…

Added by Sharon Quine on August 18, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments


Good morning neighbors. I need a little advice concerning a solid concrete wall vs. using piers. We initially were going to pour a solid concrete wall for the 4 exterior walls to rest on in our new log home. We are thinking that we can use piers to replace the solid concrete walls. This would save us money is the short run but we want to make sure that we are not messing up. We are thinking of putting piers every 8 feet. If anyone can offer advice we would definitely appreciate it.

Added by Larry Bouget on August 13, 2010 at 12:03pm — 4 Comments

Wells, Porches and Staining!

Well, it’s been a couple more weeks and while things were slow with the builder, they certainly were not slow out at the site! We got the well finished and hooked up, and it appears we have lots of water and water of fairly decent quality. We ended up drilling 460 feet, but believe we have over 30 gallons a minute. Since we hit water around 200, that gives us 240 feet of reservoir to hold water.…


Added by The Mitchell's on August 9, 2010 at 9:14pm — 1 Comment

What I did on my summer vacation!

Well we finally got to do some real building. We started out doing Girders and floor joists. The Girders were quite a bit of work as we had some really hot weather and working on that concreat got really hot. The longest Girder was over 40 feet long and we actually had to use the backhoe to set it in place. Finally we began building floor joists and little by little, (or should i say 16 inches at a time). We finally had a framed floor.

Then we finally moved on to the subfloor.…


Added by NEKVT on August 9, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Hole in the middle

Since returning from France and Iceland, we have re-focused on the cabin. Fortunately, our Full Frontal Assault on the Fleas appears to have been successful, and so far the yellow jackets buzzing around the backyard have been content to remain in the depths of the bamboo.

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Added by John Duke on August 6, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments


After 2+ years we are finally done. Had our final inspection on Tuesday, August 3rd, and everything went great. As the building inspector said: "Now your work really begins".

I have posted some new pictures of our finished living-kitchen-dining area. Of special note are the bamboo floors, they have turned out exceptionally well. Quite durable, cheapter than hardwood or pine, and a renewable resource. Made by Home Legend and we got them at Home Depot.

Now it's…


Added by Wes on August 5, 2010 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

new logs douglas firs,,,,grand firs,, silver firs

so what i have is 24 douglas firs at an avg.of 24 inch at the butt end

.. this is the first cut ,,,,, this winter we will cut 33 more...but the avg. log will go down if i have to used all doug firs ,,,,,i have 5 grand fir with the but end at 26 inch and 10 silver firs with the butt end being 25 inch avg. IS IT OK TO MIX THE THREE DIFFERENT FIRS TOGETHER FOR MY WALL LOGS ?????

Added by marty glass on August 3, 2010 at 12:07am — 3 Comments

week 2

Getting ready to start week 2. We have the front and back walls completed,we have 8 rows left on each gable end to complete the logs. Not bad for 3 1/2 days! We worked the weekend, Cheryl sanding and staining the loft beams and Jeff framed the front porch Saturday (with Luke's help) and Sunday Cheryl stained and sanded some more, and Jeff framed the interior walls and ran some electric. Hope to have it under roof by weeks end.

Added by Jeff and Cheryl Smith on August 1, 2010 at 7:51pm — No Comments

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