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Does anyone know of a manufacturer who sells the logs only, cut to our specifications based on our plans. I am thinking of not going with a package and would appreciate any input. Thanks

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Hi Agnes! I JUST joined this group yesterday and stumbled across your post this morning.

After researching many 'packages', we opted to purchase our logs separately...it just made much more sense for us to do it that way.

We used RippleCraft Log Homes...I haven't learned very well how to use this site yet, so I can't 'see' where you live, but they are located in Michigan. http://www.ripplecraft.com/

I'd be glad to answer any questions. :o)
Thanks for the info
Agnes,

Many companies offer a log & beam package only. The company I represent mills their own cedar and does offer a log&beam package. If you send me your plans, I can get you a price.

Randy
Thanks Randy - what company are you with ?
Hi Agnes,

I'm with Moosehead Cedar Log Homes out of Maine.
Agnes: I work for Appalachian Log Structures and we offer logs only in several sizes and shapes. We can pre-cut the log wall to your specifications or provide linear foot logs to be cut on-site with or with-out pre-cut corners, wire channel and or base logs. We also have a "Component Price List" where you can put together your own material list of logs, beams, rafters, caulk, gasket, lags, etc. For a partial list of materials we offer with pricing go to www.1800LOGHOME.COM. The ClearTreat, Borate pressure treatment we utilize on our wood products deeply penetrate the timbers and protect them from rot, decay and wood digesting insects. This organic and environmentally friendly treatment is a natural insecticide, preservative and fire retardant and does NOT discolor the wood. Let us know if we can assist you by calling 1-800-Log-Home. You are building in a beautiful part of the State and a wonderful place for a log home. Cheers - Donald
Thank you - I'll look at the site
Meadow Valley in Mauston, WI sells just the logs. They also do a weather tight shell for a very reasonable price. MVloghomes.com
Also, Elliot Thompson at Willow Creek Log Homes in Wild Rose, WI sells just the logs. 715-281-8179
Be sure you know how to construct a full log home before jumping into it. We did a 9 in. sweedish cope full log home as a weather tight shell where Meadow valley capped the basement, errected the full logs, constructed the roof, tar/ice shield, 40 yr demensional Alge resistant shingled roof, installed all windows and doors and window shutters, soffet and facia, loft log joists and loft floor, log stairs to the loft and stairs to the basement, a 26 x 42 foot print with 2/3 loft for under $90,000.00.

We had seperate contractor do the 9ft high poured basement 10 inch thick and contracted local help to do the well and septic. We did high density fiberglass insulation 42 R value and had no problem meeting Wisconsin's energy requirements.
Keep your bottom logs at least 18 inches to 2 ft above the finished graded level, at least a 30 inch overhang to keep the water off the logs and gutters. We tapered the roof peak line on the ends which added greatly to the look. If you would like some suggestions on how to prep, stain and finish the logs inside and out send me your e-mail address. TTAdysak@habush.com
Good Afternoon Agnes,

I also wanted to share some names of companies who could help you.

Once A Tree 607-687-6506

Mead Lumber Co. Inc 518-798-4926

Fingerlakes 607-936-6636

Estemerwalt 507-729-0633

Spink's Lumber 315-245-3513

Bromley Sawmill 518-747-9361

I could also send you some information on how to take care of your log home and preping procedures. Believe me we will give you more than enough to read!!!

Kelly
info@iwoodc.com

I hope this will help you!
So Terry, if you don't mind telling, what did the final house cost per sq. ft. not including land?
Agnes:

I think you will find most companies are willing to supply a logs only package. I would suggest not only getting the logs but the accessories to put it together based on the companies joinery system. We refer to this as a log wall system.

You can't go wrong with any of the members of the Log Homes Council.

Nicole Robinson
VP Log Homes of America, Inc
Hi Agnes,
We can offer this too at Expedition Log Homes. When we do a "logs only" package it's typically any or all log components that you need for your home, meaning the logs, structural tie beams, log rafters, safety rail system, etc. Are you planning on building with a full log or 1/2 log building system? Since you already have your plans I'd just need a to scale copy to work off of. If you only have one set you can send them to us and we can make a copy and send the original back to you. We would just need more info. We would love the help! You can contact me at shelley@elkcountryloghomes.com .

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