Hello, everyone.My wife and I are starting to make final plans to build a Hochstetler Milling Hudson log home in West Virginia. Before settling on a floor plan, we would really like to see a Hudson, if possible.We live in Southern New Jersey and was wondering if anyone knows of a Hudson in the NJ/PA/DE area that we may be able to go look at.And, we are starting to get quotes from builders. Can anyone recommend/suggest a builder that does quality work?Thanks in advance!BobContinue
Started by Rob Pinizzotto in Welcome to the Log Home Forum 9 minutes ago.
We are in the process of clearing land for a new log home. We need some large out buildings on the property and we can’t decide the orientation of the buildings and landscape (I’m not very creative and visionary!). Do log home manufactures help at all with this? Like designing different scenarios in a CAD program to get a better feel of the outside surroundings? ThanksDaveContinue
www.darncarpenterbees.com Carpenter bees, also known as wood-boring bees, are mostly known by their ability to literally drill through wood surfaces. In fact, the holes they drill are almost always a perfect circle measuring from 3/8 to a half an inch in diameter. You may notice coarse sawdust that is present beneath the entry hole, and you may even be able to hear burrowing sounds from within the wood. There are nearly 730 species…Continue
I'm about to close on a cabin in southern South Carolina (5 min over Georgia border). We plan on only using the cabin every two months or so. What precautions should I take prior to leaving the cabin vacant for those few months. I have heard turn off your water, poor antifreeze in all the traps, set thermostats between 55 and 80 degrees, get a dehumidifier, shut off fridge, check for critter cracks, unclog gutters. Am I missing anything? Im afraid of coming back two months later to find…Continue
I'm aware that log cabins need to be made to allow for shrinkage for various aspects including windows and doors. I've read, that the log cabins will continue to shrink after a few years, maybe up to 4-5 to play it safe.I bought an existing log cabin (30'x22' with upstairs) in southern CO outside of La Veta that is 30 years old. Couple abandoned it after a divorce, and never bothered to chink it or put windows and doors in either. The only thing that probably saved it, was a metal roof with 4'…Continue
Started by John Lile in Building and Maintenance Issues Nov 6.
Hello everyone!I'm closing on a log home in a few weeks. Being from Florida I know nothing about log homes other than what I have read on this, and other log home pages. The home I am buying is located near Franklin South Carolina. From my understanding, it is D log construction. I just became aware that the home may have been painted rather than stained. I'm still in the due diligence period and have the home inspection next week. If its painted is that a deal breaker? I read that…Continue
We are looking at various log home builders and came across Lazarus Log Home. Can anyone give us any feedback on the company and their product?
Started by Suzanne Leigh in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!) Oct 29.