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Donald Parsons
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Donald Parsons replied to Raymond Rega's discussion Looking to build a 12x12 butt and pass log shelter
"Hi Raymond - check these out http://www.applog.com/trail-cabin-kits/ and give us a call for more info.  1-866-LOG-HOME."
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Mike Goes commented on Donald Parsons's blog post Celebrate National Log Cabin Month with Appalachian Log Structures
"I remember visiting that model in WV. Beautiful inside and out!"
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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, reducing waste and employing…See More
Jul 16
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Appalachian Log Structures - OPEN HOUSE at Ripley, WV and various locations Nationwide

July 19, 2014 from 10am to 4pm
We're having an Open House Event at our National Sales Office in Ripley WV to celebrate July's National Log Cabin Month.  Click the link below to view the list of participating Independent Representatives that will join with us to have an open house near you!  http://www.applog.com/events/open-house/See More
Jul 2
Donald Parsons replied to Michael A. Tyree's discussion TWP 100 Series/ Q8 Log Oil Opinions/Experiences???
"Hi Scott - I've not used a clear coat of Q8 before.  I have the same color Q8 on my house as on my porch post/rails.  The post/rails are also borate pressure treated Eastern White Pine like the log walls and log siding.  Keep in…"
Jun 11
Donald Parsons replied to Michael A. Tyree's discussion TWP 100 Series/ Q8 Log Oil Opinions/Experiences???
"Hi Michael - I have Borate pressure treated Eastern White Pine logs that were milled and erected in 1992.  After the initial application of Q8, I waited 12 months for the 2nd coating, then 3 years after the 2nd coating.  I'm five…"
Jun 11
Donald Parsons replied to Michael A. Tyree's discussion TWP 100 Series/ Q8 Log Oil Opinions/Experiences???
"Hi Michael - I've been using Q8 Log Oil for years now and I LOVE it.  Keep in mind that Q8 uses a unique oil which is why you can clean up after it with just water if you want to. Unlike other oil based products, it will not form a…"
Jun 10
Donald Parsons replied to Michele Guido's discussion Owning a log home at a young age, is it possible?
"Hi Michele - make your "dream" your "goal" and work towards it everyday. Age does NOT make a difference. My wife and I built our log home in our early 30's (23 years ago).  It was our dream as well and after setting the…"
Jun 10

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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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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

Are Your Log Homes to Code?

From the NAHB website - an informative article about Log Home building codes.

By Rob Pickett, Rob Pickett & Associates

Log homes. They spark the imagination with images of pioneers, ax in hand, clearing the land and using the very trees they fell to…

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Posted on June 2, 2014 at 10:01am

8 Stratigies For Reducing Log Home Construction Costs

In addition to being a motivation for much of what we do, money is energy. It enables us to go places and do things, including taking care of our families or buying and building a new home. Most of us have a finite amount of this energy, mainly through long years of hard work, patient savings and perhaps the sale of a…

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Posted on March 7, 2014 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

Log Home Construction Bids - How do Builders Charge?

Sorting out the differences between ‘fixed bid’ and ‘cost plus’.

custom log cabin home Even if you plan on doing some or all of the work on your log home yourself, you will still need specialty contractors, including plumbers, electricians and HVAC installers. This is why you need to understand how these trade professionals charge for their services.

You will be contracting with a builder or subcontractors to…

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Posted on January 17, 2014 at 11:23am — 2 Comments

Energy Efficiency of Log Homes

A lot has been written about the energy efficiency of log homes.  When discussing this topic with those "none believer's", I usually ask them the square footage of their home, how high the ceilings are in their home and what types of energy they use to power their home.

After determining all of this and then…

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Posted on November 29, 2013 at 3:06pm — 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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