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Penny Tritt replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Overbuilding - anyone else?
"Yes! We are paying more than the surrounding market and more than the appraisal. Our appraisal came…"
Penny Tritt replied to Michael Boomgarden's discussion Observations from a Newbie . . . About a Self-Destructive Industry
"Ha ha! I'm brand new to this forum and was perusing topics, so I impulsively replied. I just…"
Penny Tritt replied to Michael Boomgarden's discussion Observations from a Newbie . . . About a Self-Destructive Industry
"So this is still going on after 12 years???? You're kidding me! Because my husband and I had…"
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Penny Tritt replied to Mary M Robinson's discussion IF WE HAD IT TO DO OVER, MAY I MAKE A SUGGESTION?
"I agree with you that if I lived in your area, after reading this, I would by no means use…"
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8 Stratigies For Reducing Log Home Construction Costs

In addition to being a motivation for much of what we do, money is…


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Knowledge Is Power

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Overbuilding - anyone else? 2 Replies

So the real question would be for a financial advisor, but wondering if anyone else has run into this and their thoughts.  California is an expensive and tough place to build, I've been warned.  Our appraisal for the projected log home (new construction) came in MUCH lower than the cost to build.  Part of it is due to the spotty market in the semi-rural location we want to build and part of it is due to the nature of our custom build.  Any of you pay more than the surrounding market to build…Continue

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Started by Cynthia Gugg in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Penny Tritt on Friday.

Observations from a Newbie . . . About a Self-Destructive Industry 43 Replies

I thought I'd throw this out there for general discussion and, perhaps, to invoke a bit of introspection among builders. But, first a little bit about me, lest you think I'm a complete nut: I've just been a participant here for a few weeks. I'm a reasonably educated guy--a retired Air Force officer with a professional post-grad degree--and have dealt with a variety of executives across a large array of industries.My wife and I at long last find ourselves in the position where we can seriously…Continue

Started by Michael Boomgarden in Welcome to the Log Home Forum. Last reply by Penny Tritt on Friday.


We would not choose Southland Log Homes and we would not use their builder. We would use a reputable Log Home Provider and we would find an experienced reputable builder that could build the shell, and find an experienced reputable local contractor that could finish. Actually, we now have a wonderful local contractor who is picking up after the loser #1 Southland area contractor for South Tennessee and North Alabama deserted us by lying telling us he has "closed his doors" by cowardly text and…Continue

Started by Mary M Robinson in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by Penny Tritt on Thursday.

refinishing my log cabin 2 Replies

l know this has probaly been posted but can't find it. The stain on small part of the wall has started to flake off, for now l just restained this small section. My questions areHow often should l restain?  l have had it 2 yrs now  no idea when the previous owner did it.l was told l need to power wash the entire house then l restain the entire house like l was repainting it that l will not need to use there anything else l need to do?Thanks allContinue

Started by Kevin Witt in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Kevin Witt Jun 25.

Eloghomes 5 Replies

 It appears Richard Spoor former owner of AmerLink is the current owner of Eloghomes.Continue

Started by Stephanie in Log Home News Bulletin Board. Last reply by Christina Odom Smith Jun 17.

Concrete log siding? 2 Replies

Building a 2x6 framed home & will use log siding. Want rustic hand-hewn look but low maintenance. Saw an ad for a concrete siding at anyone know pros or cons on this? Other suppliers, etc.?

Started by Mike Fink in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Lorissa Stokes Jun 16.

Window Dormer Issues

I need to replace the fascia boards on my gable window dormers. It appears they have been installed too close to the shingles and are rotting as a result. I also will need to replace a few pieces of log siding closest to the roof that also seems to contact the shingles. I know to cut them so there is more clearance between the wood and the roof, but am wondering if there is any other steps I should take.. I am also considering eliminating the log ends and putting vertical corner boards in place…Continue

Started by Mike in Building and Maintenance Issues Jun 16.

kitchen venting with Jenn-air downdraft cooktop - duct-free kit

Hi, All,I am new to this website and i have been enjoying reading some of the comments posted here.We are purchasing a log home that does not have ventilation system installed in the kitchen. We do not want to cut a hole through the walls or ceiling which will certainly cause potential leaking problem in the future. We are thinking of installing the Jenn-Air downdraft cooktop that has the duct-free kit. The duct-free kit actually filters the air before it is released back into the kitchen. Just…Continue

Started by liqing carey in Repair and Home Projects Help Jun 15.



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