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September 2009 Blog Posts (10)

Log Styles???????

We have been researching for some time and finally decided on square logs for our retirement home. Then the other day, we stopped in and talked with a new log home company. Started looking at swedish cope style. Now what, with the new technology out there in building log homes, is one style better than the other, or are they all the same, and it is personal preference on the look of the log? Any war stories out there or any other help. Thanks Steve

Added by Steve Sigmund on September 27, 2009 at 3:45pm — 12 Comments

I may be losing my mind

If any of you read the last blog I wrote it was about with using a builder for the entire log home construction project rather than buying logs from a log home manufacturer and then having them sub out the rest of the construction work. I still think this is the most cost efficient way to proceed but I have run into the most perplexing set of circumstances that makes me wonder if I'm losing my mind.

Let me start off by telling you that I own somewhat over 3 acres of land in the… Continue

Added by Ted on September 24, 2009 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Change of Plans

My husband, Jack, and I have decided to buy a log home that is already available rather than build one ourselves. We are looking in two areas primarily. One is Gatlinburg and surrounds in TN and the other is on the outskirts or nearby town to Asheville, NC. We envision a home with a view of the Smokys, yet near enough to a good size town to find shopping, doctors, restaurants, etc. Do any of you live in either of these areas and have advice to offer?

Added by pat caldwell on September 23, 2009 at 6:28pm — 4 Comments

Log screws

I am doing flat on flat construction. I plan on using butt and pass corners with "v"notch style. I will place two screws on either side of the notch and stagger the other olyscrews every two feet along the wall. See any problems with this?

Added by Richard Clauson on September 20, 2009 at 11:27am — 2 Comments

Maple Island log homes?

Hi everyone have been on this site looking at many things I was wondering if anyone has used Maple Island log homes for their plans. What were the costs per SqFt and how professional they are. They are located in Michigan by the way. Thanks for you help AJS

Added by Andrew on September 19, 2009 at 7:08pm — 3 Comments

In the beginning....


My husband, Gerry has been building log homes for the last 10 years. He has worked in construction his whole adult life and expanded to real estate development the last decade or so. He started with building our own dream home in the Catskills of NY. This home consists of hand hewn 6x8 D shape logs, without chinking, stained in a pecan brown. We created the floor plan ourselves and had the logs cut to our specifications.… Continue

Added by Jay on September 19, 2009 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

What are log Homes really about ...?

I was wondering if I could get some community input here on an article I am writing ...? Just brainstorm and lets here your thoughts ....!


Added by Carsten Heyer on September 17, 2009 at 1:19am — 6 Comments

All About Whisper Creek Log Homes

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Added by Whisper Creek Log Homes on September 15, 2009 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Wood Wizard - Pueblo West forester, builder shares expertise on log homes

Clyde Cremer calls himself a "wood technologist."

The Pueblo West businessman holds a master's degree from the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, but he doesn't spend much time in the woods with the trees. Instead, he concentrates on wood as an ages-old building material; he's an expert on trees once they've been harvested and he's designed and built log homes for more than 30 years. He started American Log Homes in… Continue

Added by Western Log Home Supply on September 14, 2009 at 2:24pm — 4 Comments

Log insulation

How about feedback from anyone who has used wool for insulation between logs. It is very expensive so I'm wondering if it is worth the money. I am currently building a log home and am ready for insulation. Logs are flat on flat with Oly screws and metal vertical rods through wall.

Added by Richard Clauson on September 9, 2009 at 10:39pm — 7 Comments

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