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Started this discussion. Last reply by CharisB Jul 7, 2015.


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Lindsay Vassar left a comment for Chris Wood
"Hey Chris, Thanks for reaching out! You know, I'm not 100% if it is a Hearthstone. The sellers bought it from the original owners. If you know anyone looking to live in the area, please send them the information. It's such a stunning…"
Jun 13, 2016
Chris Wood commented on Lindsay Vassar's photo

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"Looks like one of ours circa 1990. Golden Gate rings a bell, too. I sent you an email."
Jun 12, 2016
Chris Wood left a comment for Lindsay Vassar
"Is that a Hearthstone? I recall a log home shipped to Golden Gate in 1990 ish. Ian Stewart was our local rep. It looks like our Traditional log profile with 6x12 log and 4" chink. Let me know if we can help you sell it. 865-368-5165. Chris…"
Jun 12, 2016
Chris Wood replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Repair of rotting logs
"Without seeing the roof lines and other three sides of the home, its tough to say if this issue is confined to this one side.  Treat the source first, or the patch will be temporary.   If you ever thought about an addition, or an enclosed…"
Jul 21, 2015
CharisB replied to Chris Wood's discussion Energy Efficiency ROI
"Excellent info for all log homeowners. Sharing! --- Charis w/ Sashco"
Jul 7, 2015
Chris Wood posted a discussion

Energy Efficiency ROI

You may have seen in mainstream media a recent study that cast doubt on whether energy upgrades were worth the expense. As a result, the Log and Timber Homes Council has prepared Guidelines for Homeowners Seeking to Improve Energy Efficiency in their log homes. More
Jul 7, 2015
Chris Wood replied to liqing carey's discussion buying an insurance policy for a used log home in NC
"The market price is only higher than the replacement cost IF the raw land is driving the numbers.  Take the land value out, and replacement cost is always higher than a used home.  (Just like cars).  Unless the economy is red hot and…"
Jun 9, 2015
Chris Wood replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Overbuilding - anyone else?
"Unfortunately, appraisal values only mean what the current market is willing to pay for shelter.  Taking the value of the land out of the equation, a brand new home with the latest and greatest always costs more than a "used" home.…"
May 27, 2015
Chris Wood replied to Hank Hill's discussion Inside humidity
"40% to 45% year round is comfortable on the skin, sinuses, fine furniture, and logs.  "
May 18, 2015
Chris Wood commented on Sophie Andersen's blog post Home, sweet home: Buying a new house
"Maybe should be titled buying a "used" house?"
Feb 14, 2015
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Feb 11, 2015
Chris Wood replied to Bem's discussion Large checking indoors on roof beams
"The indoor humidity should be kept around 40 to 45% and burning with wood often causes things to dry and crack (beams, flooring, skin) when humidity is not controlled. Especially up high where air is not circulating? Get a humidistat and maybe a…"
Jan 9, 2015
Chris Wood replied to Scott Green's discussion Researching contractors to media blast my home in Reliance, TN
"Thomas, my bad.  I see it has already been 2-3 years since application and his logs are likely now ready for blasting.  I should have read the initial posting more carefully.    Incidentally, I don't sell decks or gutters.…"
Dec 29, 2014
Chris Wood replied to Scott Green's discussion Researching contractors to media blast my home in Reliance, TN
"Relax. No need for a split decision. If you like the color of the deck stain on the logs, live with it until it wears thin and redo in 2-3 years. If your home has the more important attributes like good overhangs, porches on weather side, gutters…"
Dec 28, 2014
Chris Wood left a comment for Colorado Log Home Finishing
"Jim, some people need to do themselves (and us industry folks) a favor and buy existing. Building something new and special takes guts, resources, patience, vision and trust. These virtues don't come easy. Why this thread has even been allowed…"
Nov 30, 2014
Chris Wood commented on Jason Vander Weit's blog post Addition
"No more settling to worry about in Montana with arid climate and snow loads after maybe 2 to 3 years of completion. In the most humid of climates with HVAC, maybe 3-4 years. With all additions, whether stick, stone, log or straw, best…"
Nov 24, 2014

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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 12:57pm on June 13, 2016, Lindsay Vassar said…

Hey Chris,

Thanks for reaching out! You know, I'm not 100% if it is a Hearthstone. The sellers bought it from the original owners. If you know anyone looking to live in the area, please send them the information. It's such a stunning property! 


At 10:18pm on October 28, 2014, Guild Log and Timber said…

Hey Chris. Just saw were you messaged me a while back. Sorry I dont get on here much and I just mainly go to the forums. Good to meet you. Took a look at your page nice work.

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.



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.


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


   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.


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!

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

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