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i am a barn and cabin designer here in chicago. i think if you comb the site you will find many good ideas, some maybe on what you are looking for.
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Hi Howard thanks for the comment. yes the wood used in timber frame and log homes do look like pelled log furniture, alot like my furniture. However that is where the differences begin. Hickory is kiln dried with the bark on. It is also the hardest wood species in north america and has been used for furniutre making since the pioneer days.Only a few makers have been able to stay in business for more than a couple of years.I have been building hickory furniture now for over fiftteen years.
yes. happy belated easter holiday if that is your thing. the barn is for a client and is coming to a close finally.
i have a number of comments about your plans, but don't really get the differences
between the two. i think you need to put the mud room near the entrance so you can get your muddy boots off, and the entry should have a vestibule. ne missouri is warm i know but not that warm.
i have a design for a plan similar to yours but there is a bedroom at either end with a catwalk between them down the middle, sort of a double loft.
i think the lookout tower/cupola would need quite a bit of thought - maybe at one end with the other end a fireplace.
talk to you soon.
I want to redo my plane jane fascia's with some stepped fascia's, I can't figure out how people decide where to make the step at, seems to vary alot , I like the step more towards the middle, not kwite, spell check would be handy, the widder the better for me, seems to be no rules on where to make it step. G. Beck
I added 3-4 new pics of floor plans, dormers I like, deck & house dementions on my profile, As far as eve height, 22' above deck, ridgline is 44' long, that includes both gable overhang's of 2' each, may go back and add stepped fascia's wich would enlarge the ridgeline by 2'. Your welcome to stop by anytime to see the place, I'll make it a point to be around. Thanks Greg
I think the lookout tower can look good if kept low and tastefully done, Ive seeen them on other log homes, most I see on buildings are a perfect square, mine would be longer than it is wide, after removing several truss caps, I am trying to find someone to do a frebbie on a 3D program so I can see what that would look like, I may axe it if it doesn't look right, I'm still at a point were I could open the roof back up and crane in the necessary trusses, just trying to add some uniqueness to the place. I go there every 1or 2 weeks to biuld/crappie fish all summer. I need to hire a designer, but dont think I can afford it as the cabin eats my money and the economy has tanked, I'm a self employed contractor here, scraping to survive. Thanks for the reply. Greg Beck
Greg Beck In MO. here. I suspected wood was not so good at repelling water, Do you think a dark colored metal , green or brown would keep my hybrid cooler than the same color in asphalt, the neighbor has white metal but thats not a good color option for me, that is an awesome picture you have on your profile, I am building a weekend place in northern MO. by mark twain lake, I'm a big fan of the early american/settler look, those three coupala's look really neat, I've been considering going back and adding a useable coupala on top of the ridgeline, sort of a loft to the loft, with two " A" shape dormers on each side of the main roof, were having a full wraparound covered porch, it kindof a out of pocket winging it build, I could probably use all the advise you could give me on the design end, nothing is impossible at this point. Thanks Greg