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Use for leftover log pieces?
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Our house walls are finally starting to go up - woo hoo! We are starting to have odd pieces of leftover logs accumulate. We *could* burn them - we will have a wood stove in our house - but it seems…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pittsburgh Architect Jan 28.

Serving as own General Contractor?
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We are starting to explore the possibility of building our own log home - using Lazarus as a manufacturer. We are debating about serving as our own GC or hiring the builder to do it. I would like to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing Feb 14, 2013.

 

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Pittsburgh Architect replied to Gabby's discussion Use for leftover log pieces?
"Do you have a loft?  Our loft railing is made of spare logs.  They also split a few of them lengthwise to use as trim in large openings in the walls."
Jan 28
Bob Mack replied to Gabby's discussion Use for leftover log pieces?
"A matching dog house?"
Jan 27
TKO Log Home Repairs replied to Gabby's discussion Use for leftover log pieces?
"Keep all you can for future repair jobs. Hopefully you wont need them, but if you have log rot issues it can save you tons of money. Store them in a clean dry place if possible."
Jan 24
Gabby replied to Renee Lamb's discussion Decor and Furnishing
"We have used JHE Log Furniture for furniture and bathroom vanities. They are reasonably priced and have a good variety. Most recently we have asked them for a custom vanity - they embedded a topographic map (that we sent them) of our mountain…"
Sep 3, 2013
Scott M replied to Gabby's discussion Use for leftover log pieces?
"If you are creative with a chain saw you can make a nice picnic table and set of benches pretty easily.   I have also seen heavy rustic ponderosa branches spanned between log posts for a bed head and foot rest. Scott…"
Aug 19, 2013
Kerry & Ken Biron replied to Gabby's discussion Use for leftover log pieces?
"I used my left over logs to design and build my bulk head or as I call it the "dog house"! I did not want the metal style bulk head doors. "
Aug 16, 2013
EZMARY replied to Gabby's discussion Use for leftover log pieces?
"Well you could start a nice fire!!!"
Jul 26, 2013
Terry & Shelley S replied to Gabby's discussion Use for leftover log pieces?
"We had a few deck rails left.  Husband cut them in half long horizontally, bought some dowels and made coat racks out of them. We even used left over stain to coat them.  They look great!  I've seen others use left over logs,…"
Jul 25, 2013
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Use for leftover log pieces?

Our house walls are finally starting to go up - woo hoo! We are starting to have odd pieces of leftover logs accumulate. We *could* burn them - we will have a wood stove in our house - but it seems like a waste of such nice logs. Have any of you done anything fun/creative with your leftovers? I'm thinking of using them for backing for pegs in our bathroom (we are using pegs, not towel racks), using them to make paper towel holders for the kitchen and utility room...any other ideas?Our logs are…See More
Jul 20, 2013
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Gabby's discussion Serving as own General Contractor?
"I get a lot of calls from owners claiming to be '95% done' when in reality it's more like 75% done."
Feb 14, 2013
Guild Log and Timber replied to Gabby's discussion Serving as own General Contractor?
"It means all the way to your tar paper, with your doors and windows set."
Feb 14, 2013
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Gabby's discussion Serving as own General Contractor?
"What is 'drying in', never heard that expression before?"
Feb 14, 2013
Guild Log and Timber replied to Gabby's discussion Serving as own General Contractor?
"I am seeing a rise in the frequency of Owner builders. I think its a sign of the times. Despite bad economy, people have to retire. It can work out fine this way. I have done it before. Just know this, it is a full time job. Usually the homeowner…"
Feb 14, 2013
Donald Parsons replied to Gabby's discussion Serving as own General Contractor?
"Gabby - sounds like you have the same book I ran across 20 years ago when building my log home!  It had time lines and in what order certain activities should take place.  Sample contracts, lien waivers, etc. all helped me greatly in my…"
Nov 16, 2012
Gabby replied to Gabby's discussion Serving as own General Contractor?
"Yes, although now that I've asked this question, I've found a really helpful book that tells how to be your own GC. What needs to be done first, etc. The book is for general home building, not a log home, but I think the schedule will…"
Nov 16, 2012
Raymond Wengerd replied to Gabby's discussion Serving as own General Contractor?
"When you say, you have no idea when to bring in various tradespeople. Do you mean in what order? Ray www.ohiologhomes.net"
Nov 15, 2012

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