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Larry Bouget
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  • Dunlap, TN
  • United States
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log milling companies
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We are looking for log milling companies. We are wanting to buy directly from the mill so we can eliminate the middle man. We are trying to minimize the expense. If anyone can give me this info I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elizabeth Reece Jun 3, 2013.

Looking for videos
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Our building project has been delayed for a couple of years. Finally we started with the stem walls. I"vbe been trying to purchase "how to" log home construction videos but I haven't found anything…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Buck Nov 27, 2012.

FIREPLACE SIZING
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Hey neighbors, we are saying hello again. We are starting the footers for our new log home in Tennessee but we have a question that perhaps one of our neighbors can help us with. Our main living area…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Bouget Sep 9, 2010.

river recipes
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Wow, being a river boat captain I could submit different river boat recipes or being from south Louisiana I could submit some of my favorites that I watch my grandmother prepare. There is the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry & Shelley S Jul 10, 2010.

 

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Tell us about yourself:
We moved to Dunlap, Tn 14 months ago to build our dream home. We are planning to start in approximately 2-3 months.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
no
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
Within 12 months

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CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE

WE ARE GETTING READY TO BUILD OUR LOG HOME IN TENNESSEE AND I AM CURIOUS ABOUT A CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE. WOULD IT BE WORTH MY TIME TO OBTAIN A LICENSE AND IF SO, HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING IT. IF ANYONE CAN GIVE ME AN IDEA OR SUGGESTION PLEASE LET ME KNOW. WE HAVE STARTED WITH OUR CONCRETE AND STEM WALL AND HAVING A GREAT TIME. CAPT. LARRY

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

NEED ADVICE ABOUT CONCRETE

Good morning neighbors. I need a little advice concerning a solid concrete wall vs. using piers. We initially were going to pour a solid concrete wall for the 4 exterior walls to rest on in our new log home. We are thinking that we can use piers to replace the solid concrete walls. This would save us money is the short run but we want to make sure that we are not messing up. We are thinking of putting piers every 8 feet. If anyone can offer advice we would definitely appreciate it.

Posted on August 13, 2010 at 12:03pm — 4 Comments

Half Sawn Log Stairs

My wife and I moved to Tn. 14 months ago to build our dream home. We are hoping to get started within the next 2 months. We opted not to purchase a kit home. Rather we will purchase the "D" style logs from a supplier in Tn. and get the windows, doors, etc. locally. This will be a 2 story home. While clearing our property to start building we knocked over some tall hardwood trees. I want to use them in the construction project. The best place we can use them is in the stairs. We are getting… Continue

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 12:17pm — 2 Comments

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At 12:45pm on April 7, 2013, James W. Harbin said…

Hey Larry, If you are really trying to save money and time you need to find a log home supplier that is able to deliver a system that fits together to minimize labor and headaches. Buying your home from a company that supplies all you need to build actually saves you time and money.The best log home manufacturers have Dealers who provide many services through the entire building process that you will need.Dealers are a valuable asset to a person who is acting as a General Contractor. The proof is in the price. If you have a plan go to usaloghomes.com and get a price,it can't hurt and it won't cost a dime. Listen to EZMary she knows what she's talking about. Good Luck, Jim Harbin Middleman

At 12:11pm on February 23, 2013, James W. Harbin said…

Hello Larry, If your lender has no objections you can be your own General Contractor as the owner. You will need to know how to schedule sub-contractors and hope to get their best price. Reputable Log system suppliers should provide you a manual for construction. Getting the house under roof fast is important to protect materials. Get a log home builder to build your shell and finish the interior yourself. I hope your foundation is right, it must be square and level. Logs cannot be stacked out of square. Good Luck, Jim Harbin Katahdin Cedar Log Homes

At 7:48am on July 8, 2010, Dolly - Es Log Home Restorations said…
Hi Larry and welcome to the neighborhood. See you've been busy
already getting ideas. This is a great site for that. Good luck in
your building process. Dolly
 
 
 

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