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Started Sep 30, 2015

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing Dec 5, 2014.

 

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Donald Parsons replied to Angela Griffith's discussion Chinking, treatment and staining
"If you are looking for a "stain" with a preservative in it, consider Q8 Log Oil.  It is an excellent water repellent, UV block and preservative all in one.  It is a one coat application (brush or spray) so it's easy and…"
Jul 12
Donald Parsons replied to Adam's discussion Transformation vs Q8 Oil
"Hi Adam - No - it does not leave a gloss finish.  If you ask for some samples, you'll be able to test it out on your logs or other pieces of wood to see the type of product it is and what to expect.  If you like give us a call…"
May 20
Donald Parsons commented on Kristen Hopf's blog post 5 Tips For a Long Distance Log Home Build
"Excellent article Donna!  Over the years we've helped several folks with their log homes that lived in other countries.  We had a family who worked for GE that lived in Japan and built a home in Tennessee.  Your first two factors…"
May 18
Donald Parsons replied to Jeffrey Patnaude's discussion Advice on a cleaning agent Kleenstart or Log Wash?
"Hi Jeffrey - I've used KleenStart for years now.  It is simple to use and does a great job cleaning.  It is a Sodium Percarbonate so there is no "bleach" or chlorine smell.  It will not bleach out clothes or harm…"
May 16
Donald Parsons commented on Kristen Hopf's blog post The Downside of Log Home Vaulted Ceilings
"I agree Mercedes.....besides all of the reason stated above - I would not trade my cathedral ceiling in my log home for a flat ceiling.  Like anything else, you can always find ways to save money on things and sacrifice what you really want -…"
May 16
Donald Parsons commented on Kristen Hopf's blog post Pest Control for Your Log Home
"Another good idea is to start out using wood products that are pressure treated with borates.  Unlike brushing, spraying or dipping, the pressure treating process infuses the wood with borates and protects the inside of the wood as well as the…"
May 9
Donald Parsons posted a blog post

Financing Your Log Home - Part 2 of 3

This 3-part series on Financing your Dream Log Home was co-written by Greg Ebersole, Mortgage Loan Officer/BB&T  and Donald Parsons, Appalachian Log Structures.  Mr. Ebersole has over 16 years in the Mortgage Lending field and specializes in Log Home financing.   Mr. Parsons has spent the last 23 years assisting several hundred satisfied homeowners realize their dream log homes with Appalachian Log Structures.Part 2:Finding the right Lending Institution for your Dream Log Home and Starting…See More
May 6
Donald Parsons replied to Adam's discussion Transformation vs Q8 Oil
"Adam - I would call Barbara Murray at CTA (the maker of Q8 Log Oil) and ask her.  The building system I used (Appalachian Log Structures - which I also work for) does not have exposed caulk so I did not have to worry about matching colors.…"
May 3

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Tell us about yourself:
Built our log home in 1992 and went to work for Appalachian Log Structures in 1994. Previous to that I worked for 3 airlines and one Tour Wholesaler so I've been lucky enough to travel the world. My wife and I enjoy country living and the peace that our log home brings to our busy lives.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Yes! - for 20 years now - still lovin' it.
Website:
http://www.applog.com

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Financing Your Log Home - Part 2 of 3

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This 3-part series on Financing your Dream Log Home was co-written by Greg Ebersole, Mortgage Loan Officer/BB&T  and Donald Parsons, Appalachian Log Structures.  Mr. Ebersole has over 16 years in the Mortgage Lending field and specializes in Log Home financing.   Mr. Parsons has spent the last 23 years assisting several hundred satisfied homeowners realize their dream log homes with Appalachian Log Structures.

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Posted on May 6, 2016 at 1:24pm

Financing Your Log Home - Part 1 of 3

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This 3-part series on Financing your Dream Log Home was co-written by Greg Ebersole, Mortgage Loan Officer/BB&T  and Donald Parsons, Appalachian Log Structures.  Mr. Ebersole has over 16 years in the Mortgage Lending field and specializes in Log Home financing.   Mr. Parsons has spent the last 23 years assisting several hundred satisfied homeowners realize their dream log homes with Appalachian Log Structures.

In recent years, the financing of new custom homes…

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Posted on April 28, 2016 at 1:07pm

8 Ways to Stick to Your Log Home Building/Remodeling Budget

Recently I ran across this blog on houzz.com (written by Bud Dietrich, AIA) and thought it was very relevant to any building project.  Several of the points he covers below I've touched on in my blog posts, but thought another point of view besides mine might be…

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Posted on January 2, 2015 at 4:28pm

How Log Homes Meet GREEN Building Guidelines

Here is an article from the Log Homes Council website that reviews the GREEN advantages of log home living. Although I've been in my log home for 20+ years and have been telling folks about these advantages, it's GREAT to see the Log Homes Council put these in a concise list that pretty much covers it…

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Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:47pm

Celebrate National Log Cabin Month with Appalachian Log Structures

On June 7th 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives formally recognized the log home industry in the United States.

"America’s log cabin industry as a quintessential symbol of the American pioneering spirit, embodying America’s strength and ingenuity," said Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI) in the Congressional Record.

"Log cabins, whether used for recreation or as primary residences, are economically sustainable,…

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Posted on July 16, 2014 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

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At 9:11pm on February 21, 2012, Cecil Stubbs said…

Hi Donald, been a while since we've talked, hope all is well. give me a call sometime to catch up... 828-400-4505

At 9:29am on July 15, 2009, Mark Norsworthy said…
I see you have a cost estimating worksheet. We are working towards hopefully building a log home in a couple of years and if you could email me a copy of your worksheet it would be appreciated. Can use all the help I can get to determine what size and if we can afford our dream retirement home. Email to b.norsworthy@comcast.net , Thanks
At 7:51am on June 9, 2009, Engelbrekt said…
If you could please e-mail me a copy as well Donald, it would be much appreciated. Thank you.
//Sven
info@ecolusive.se
At 2:44pm on June 4, 2009, Chris Yaletchko said…
Donald,
I am looking for a copy of the cost estimating worksheet. I attended a seminar at Valley Forge in the spring and the workbook referenced a link to it that is no longer active. Please forward it to me also if it is not too much trouble. Thanks, Chris Yaletchko (cpyale@yahoo.com)
At 8:37am on May 5, 2009, Jon Dowell said…
Tell Graham JD said hi, and I really enjoyed his help starting The Travis Log home in SC.
At 8:36am on February 21, 2009, See Dirt Run! Inc. said…
Good seeing you yesterday. Hopefully we all have a super busy day today!
At 7:51pm on January 2, 2009, cui yongli said…
Happy new year dear Donald.we had a very good year 2008.Hope all of people in ALSI have a good new year.Thanks for your support in the 2008 year.In 2009 I need improve my English.I think that we have many things to do.Good luck 2009.
At 10:34pm on December 2, 2008, cui yongli said…
Dear Donald:some new photos to you.
At 9:07am on November 14, 2008, cui yongli said…
hi,donald,new work photos for you.thanks all applog people.we are busy now.
At 7:52am on November 9, 2008, cui yongli said…
Hi Donald,tow pictures for you.
 
 
 

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