Hello, My name is Brian and Im looking to start building my log home in western NC, i was hoping there was someone out there who has experience starting fro scratch who can recommend good builders in the area. I am completely new to this and my budget is under 250K for hopefully a 2-3 bedroom log home. I would like to buy a plot of land and get someone to build the home I'm looking for thats hopefully an all inclusive type deal (I.E. plumbing, electric, septic, water,ect). so where do I begin?…Continue
Started by Brian McCarthy in So, How Do I? 16 hours ago.
My wife and I are starting the planning stages of building a detached garage on our property. It will be next to our log cabin. Our cabin was custom built by original owner using hand hewn 6x12 poplar logs. Aside from building the garage to match cabin, I was looking for alternative options that anyone has maybe gone with? I am just looking for different ideas, materials, looks, etc. that will not look out of place next to cabin. Continue
Does anyone have any experience in using carpet to soundproof a floor. Like many log houses our bedroom is under a second floor BR that has our ceiling as its floor. Sound travels perfectly between them and we are looking for some abatement. Does anyone have experience using soundproofing carpet pads under a carpet or rug. Does it have any significant advantages for the extra cost and does it work a little or well. The large rug up there does almost nothing and I'm looking for input before I…Continue
I recently bought a 30 year old cypress log home. I believe it was stained and protected for 23 years and was painted 7 years ago. There is no rot that can be seen and it's 900 sq. ft. What is the best way to preserve it?Continue
I came across this article this morning and thought you log home dwellers would appreciate it, seeing as how many of you are surrounded by deer regularly. http://www.hometalk.com/2191165/protecting-your-garden-trees-and-landscape-from-deer?tk=d8zvqs&se=wklyEnjoy!-- Charis w/ SashcoContinue
Dear Log Home Neighborhood,Would someone like to explain, in layman's terms, what is the general schedule in terms of different processes and the time they take, that is required to produce ready to assemble logs, starting from the felling of living trees.The project I have in mind, is a very basic, remote log cabin which I would hope to have finished in the least time feasible, starting from self-supplied, fresh timber.This is in no ways a thought out project, and I'm simply considering…Continue
Started by Pieni Sieni in Building and Maintenance Issues Sep 15.
It seems a never ending battle with mold/mildew on my log home. The home is about 30' tall at the peak so it's difficult to get on ladders each spring/fall and scrub the logs to clean them. If I just spray on Log Wash, it doesn't do anything unless I scrub.I just stained my home 2 years ago. I pressure washed it last summer and washed it again earlier this spring. I use Log Wash.Does anyone have any suggestions on how to prevent this? Or is this just the log home life and I should get used…Continue
Started by Timothy S Rector in Building and Maintenance Issues Sep 15.
I'm finishing up washing my logs, and I'll hopefully stain this week. I'm getting worried, though. I need to chink, and the nightly temperatures are getting cold. When is it just too late for the year? How cold can it realistically be? Continue