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Chris Wood
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  • Dandridge, TN
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Chris Wood replied to Lynn bean's discussion Composite decking
"Tighten up your joist spacing and stay away from concealed fasteners. The 6" wide trex type of material needs drilled and face screwed, or it will cup and wiggle loose. Go look at a deck that is 10 years old and see if it's what you…"
Jul 17
Chris Wood replied to Ryan's discussion Need some expert advise on sealing in between logs and window frame
"Cut a plywood radius template for the curved logs and use it to cut the foam with a 2" long utility blade. Toe nail, or staple it with 2" staples diagonally into the window trim or logs, or jambs. The chink will hold the rest tight."
Jul 14
Chris Wood replied to Ryan's discussion Need some expert advise on sealing in between logs and window frame
"Grip strip with a sharp utility knife and template for the radius.  Staple in place and chink over 1/4" thickness.  http://www.permachink.com/log-home-accessories/grip-strip.html"
Jul 14
Chris Wood replied to melinda russell-haight's discussion using perma chink ultra 7 over menwood...
"If you are blasting down to bare wood, use an after blast product to help seal the open pores before the ultra-7 application. It will provide a more consistent color and will help make the ultra-7 stick better ."
Jul 3
Chris Wood replied to Tim's discussion "Hollow" pillar bolted to wall. What is it?
"Looks like this stiffener was also carrying the weight of the shed dormer wall, somewhat. It looks to me that you CAN put a window where you've drawn it. But the other wall to the left of the stairs will then substitute for the…"
Jun 25
Chris Wood replied to Tim's discussion "Hollow" pillar bolted to wall. What is it?
"Without exterior pic of the initial wall "stiffener", I can't be 100% sure. First of all, the gable end 20' stiffener, or load bearing post must stay. It's There to stabilize wall and likely carry ridge. But the initial one…"
Jun 21
Chris Wood replied to Tim's discussion "Hollow" pillar bolted to wall. What is it?
"When you said you called "a" log manufacturer, did you mean "the" manufacturer of your home? Go direct to the source. Get a set of plans and see if these were originally intended, or an afterthought. If you don't know the…"
Jun 20
Chris Wood replied to Tim's discussion "Hollow" pillar bolted to wall. What is it?
"Sounds like a wall stiffener that allows for log settlement. You should contact the kit manufacturer for plans and suggestion. If it is a wall stiffener strategically located, a window might not work unless adjustments made."
Jun 17
Chris Wood replied to allan m shapiro's discussion "Standing Seam" metal roofing contractors/log home specific in southwest Missouri
"Contact Dave Carter at Appalachian and get the type of roof insulation detail they likely sold.  If conventional trusses, nothing different.  If a built-up insulated system, maybe they have plans to share. They can give you advice on the…"
May 7
Chris Wood replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion What to expect from an architect
"California often requires more detail and data with the permitting process than any manufacturer is willing to typically provide.  Turning radius of driveway to allow fire truck access without backing up (for example) is needed in LA County.…"
May 2
Chris Wood replied to Kyle Pudden's discussion Advice for fixing leaks in knots/checks
"Nice area. Fond memories of scaling Crestone BK (before kids), with brothers. Challenging peak and gorgeous area. Once you send or post your pics, we'll help with a tasty and doable solution."
Apr 11
Chris Wood replied to Kyle Pudden's discussion Advice for fixing leaks in knots/checks
"Kyle, where in the Rockies is your home? You might consider a nice covered porch addition to the problem side. It might ultimately cost the same as a patch job, and yet add value and useable cooking or seating area to that side of home. Of course,…"
Apr 8
Chris Wood replied to Scott Horner's discussion Issue with Potential Log Home Purchase
"Small world.  I have an experienced Log crew I've worked with for 20 years based in Hurdle Mills.  Travels the country for me doing shells and is also a general contractor.  This isn't one of our homes, but diagnosing and…"
Apr 1
Chris Wood replied to Scott Horner's discussion Issue with Potential Log Home Purchase
"How about a closer photo of the window and logs in question?  Tough to determine from this one angle.  Where in NC is the home?"
Apr 1
Chris Wood replied to LauraMorris's discussion Looking for Someone to re-stain our log home in Bristol,TN
"It would help to know the prep work required. If stained with water based stain prior, easy to clean, scrap off bad spots and retain. If prior was oil, it might need stripped down to bare wood, or re-oiled after cleaning with current oil base spec.…"
Mar 26
Chris Wood commented on Donna Peak's event Building Systems Councils Mega-Tour
"See you there, Donna."
Mar 7

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Tell us about yourself:
VP Sales at Hearthstone and have been designing, manufacturing and building log and timber frame homes since 1984. Our company manages the entire process from sawmill operations, to vacuum kilns, to on-site construction to turnkey services.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Timber frame, yeah.
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
Within 12 months

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At 9:49am on February 12, 2012, Alessandro Garassino said…

Thank you for your suggestions. Before sending you my plans I would like to know if your company makes hand-crafted homes. If so, I'm afraid we cannot afford that.

I would like to also know your opinion on dead standing timber.

Thanks.

Alessandro

At 12:04pm on February 11, 2012, Alessandro Garassino said…

Mr. Wood,

My wife and I are Italian, but we would like to build a log home in Long Branch Lakes, Spencer, TN. Mr. Volpe told me that your are highly experience, so I have a question for you. I have read during these months many specialized magazines and books on the pros and cons of building a true log home. What many owners wonder before building their homes is: is it better to build a conventional home covered with logs or to have a real log home? You know very well that wood is a living material subject to the attacks of insects or sun, reacting to cold and hot. So it can modify its structure during time. Therefore, I suppose that a real log home made with round or flat log inside or outside requires a periodical monitoring by specialized staff to verify possible infiltration among the logs and above all in the critical joint structures, like the roof intersection with the walls, making real problems of insulation. I suppose that these monitorings are expensive and you can well understand that to live with the nightmare that the home can undergo structural problems, it is not so good! I suppose that it will be very expensive to periodically re-apply the products to protect the wood or to call the staff for the monitoring. You can understand that I do not wish to spend my future life becoming slave of my home! On the contrary, besides the problem of re-application of the products for the wood, a covered conventional home doesn’t give structural problems: indeed, it is easier to replace a ruined flat plank or a half log inside or outside without compromising the structure of the home and its insulation.

Since I prefer to build a real log home, I ask you: is it better to build it with double D logs, Swedish logs, with saddle notch corner or with square logs with chink and doventail corner? Which one of the two kinds of logs give the best insulation?

Thank you very much for any suggestions you might have.

Alessandro

At 10:33am on December 29, 2010, Chris Woody said…

Chris,

   Pat Woody is my dad, Dad said he hopes Ernie is well hasn't seen or heard from him in some time. I wasn't around for the Knicely project I was helping the Marine Corps rebuild Iraq at the time but I made it back to Virginia and trying to take things over at Woody Wood Chinking. I hope we can stay in touch. Also would you like some pics. of some hearthstones weve worked on.

thanks,

Chris Woody

Woody Wood Chinking

At 8:08am on March 24, 2009, Angel said…
Will do, Thanks!
At 10:10am on February 16, 2009, Kelly said…
Welcome to the neighborhood!

I just love the hand hewn dovetail log home!

Kelly
At 7:02pm on February 13, 2009, Tim Bullock said…
Chris, Welcome to the neighborhood. Is Randy still hanging around?
 
 
 

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