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Lovers of Handcrafted Log Homes

Do you love the tight fit, the natural appeal and the awesome creative possibilities that come with the Handcrafted log homes? Then this is your group is for you. Welcome!

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Members: 42
Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2013

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Screw Jacks 7 Replies

Started by Rick Taron. Last reply by lj heberle Jun 25, 2013.

DOUGLAS FIR ,, GRAND FIR,, SILVER FIR 1 Reply

Started by marty glass. Last reply by Rick Taron Sep 7, 2010.

Finished home in the profile picture. 2 Replies

Started by Rick Taron. Last reply by Tom Heatherington Aug 10, 2009.

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Comment by Artisan Log and Timber Homes on August 19, 2013 at 1:49am

Hello Lovers of Hand Crafted Log Homes!

We're very excited to find this group as it described exactly what we've been doing for over 35 years.

Fell free to visit our website for more info pertaining to hand crafted log homes.  We specialize in large diameter full scribe and post and beam log homes. Western Red Cedar, Doug Fir and Spruce log homes.

Fire any questions our way as well.  Talk to you all soon.

http://www.artisanlog.com

Comment by Raymond Wengerd on March 12, 2012 at 5:19pm

That is excactly what I was thinking of Rick, thank you!

You are right, it does look tough to jig it into a scribed end.

Comment by Rick Taron on March 12, 2012 at 3:29pm

Raymond, I think this is what you are remembering.

http://www.timberlinx.com/index.html

It works best with square stock.  

Comment by Raymond Wengerd on March 12, 2012 at 2:24pm

Aside from 1/4" plates and mortise and tennon,  is there a preferred internal timber connector for log trusses? I know there is stave bolt, but a while ago I came across one online that I liked, it had an internal tensioning feature that was always accessable, seemed very simple to install, and tightened with an allen wrench. Both the ratings and the price was good, but I can not for the life of me find it again. I was wondering if anybody knows what I am talking about? Or if you have a preferred product, that you use?

Comment by Alan Kousen on February 26, 2012 at 4:58pm

We have been discovering many things about the house, such as its energy efficiency, its sound proofing and its awesome ability to thrill the daylights among our visitors. After 5 years we are finally completing the last 1500sf of the house- 750 sf 2nd suite (18x18 BR, walk-in closet, and 8 x 15 bath with jacouzi and shower) plus 2nd great room and lots of closets. The furniture arrives in  May and we open doors as Journeys End Loj this summer. Pictures will be posted as soon as we get everything together.

Comment by Rick Taron on February 25, 2012 at 8:40pm

Hey Cecil--- welcome to the group!  

Comment by Cecil Stubbs on February 24, 2012 at 8:55pm

Hi guys & girls, just joined the group and hope to be able to contribute to the knowledge base (and hopefully learn a new trick or two)...

Comment by Alan Kousen on September 15, 2011 at 10:17am
Our handcrafted home is in Western Massachusetts, built with S Pine originated from a private wood lot owned by the builder. He strips his own logs, air dries them then assembles the building, allowing it to dry for 4 - 6 weeks before he took it apart for final assembly on our foundation- a process that took almost 9 months. Shrinkage and settling occured mostly between 2nd and 3rd year; now in our 4rth year everything is stable. We love the house; its extremely energy efficient. Our logs average 14 - 16 in diameter, its over 30 feet high from the ground floor to the ridge above therefore we designed the lighting to be "dual" up/down from balcony and around the perimeter. As the picture shows, we have butt/pass construction.
Comment by Log Homes Canada on May 30, 2010 at 5:39pm
Hi Michelle, I would really encourage you to check out Log Homes Canada, www.loghomescanada.com
There are some award winning plans on the site and all have 3D renderings so that you can see the finished look of it. I built and live in the plan "Feels Like Home"
Comment by Randy Langner on January 11, 2010 at 9:27pm
started building log homes for the hope of someday being able to do what you do have started as you can see from my decorative log truss someday the whole house
 

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