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Rob Gaiser replied to Rob Gaiser's discussion Interior wall hight issue
"Chris, thanks for the input, I had thought about measuring the log wall at a point away from any…"
Chris Wood replied to Rob Gaiser's discussion Interior wall hight issue
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Log Home Plans

Anyone know a good source for quality plans at a reasonable price?ive tried a lot of the canned plan sites and none of them are quite right.Chalet, around 2200 sq ft, 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath, crawlSpace, purlin/log roof truss.Continue

Started by Jay Hogan in Welcome to the Log Home Forum 3 hours ago.

Interior wall hight issue 4 Replies

Hi, I’m new here.I’m buying a log home that was built in 1995. It is a 2 story home with about 1150 sf on each floor. The first floor exterior walls are log, built from a kit. The interior walls are all stick built, (2x4s). It would appear that the first floor logs have settled more than allowed for when the interior walls were built. My reason for thinking this is as follows..The master bedroom is above the kitchen and dining room, on the dining room side the first wall separates the dining…Continue

Started by Rob Gaiser in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by Rob Gaiser on Wednesday.

How to deal with tapered log 1 Reply

HelloI will be using 30 foot southern yellow pine logs.They will be around 12” at the butt and minimum 8.5” at the tip. Im not sure if i will be using butt and pass or saddle notching.How would you go about compensating for the taper?Im thinking either alternating butt/tip or trimming entire log to 8.5” (which would create a huge amount of waste).Any suggestions?Thanks.Continue

Started by Jay Hogan in So, How Do I?. Last reply by shanny Dec 2.

About to buy a log home about have a question. 8 Replies

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

Started by Brian Matzen in Welcome to the Log Home Forum. Last reply by Terry & Shelley S Nov 23.

Landscape design 3 Replies

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

Started by David Loop in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Chris Wood Nov 22.

Hochstetler Hudson Log Home

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 Nov 20.

How to Get Rid Of Carpenter Bees 3 Replies 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

Started by Matt Riner in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Arthur C. Reynolds Nov 13.

Winterizing 1 Reply

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

Started by Brian Matzen in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by John Lile Nov 8.


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