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Mike Goes
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  • Pocahontas, IL
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Mike Goes replied to Lynn bean's discussion fireplace location
"That's my plan, free standing wood-stove also. It seems to be just another piece of furniture that is natural to the setting in a log home. Something you may want to consider is a soapstone wood burner. Absolutely beautiful and do a great job!…"
Mar 28
Mike Goes left a comment for Shelley Martinez
"I'll do that Shelly. She's got the body of a Basset and the color of the retriever. My wife and I adopted her from the Humane Society in Oct/2007. The following summer somebody "dumped" a Basset Hound about 2 miles north of where…"
Mar 5
Shelley Martinez left a comment for Mike Goes
"Mike - would love to see a photo of your dog! What a mix! Thanks for the compliment about Scout!  Shelley"
Mar 5
Mike Goes commented on Shelley Martinez's blog post A dog made for winter
"What a pretty dog! We've had close to double the amount of snowfall than normal here in Southern Illinois ourselves along with bitter cold to. My Golden Retriever/Basset Hound mix (yes that's right LOL) loves to swim in the creek no matter…"
Mar 5
Mike Goes commented on Sherri Brake Queener's blog post Little Log House on the Hill- West Virginia
"This will be fun to watch as everything takes shape. Look forward to future posts!"
Jan 30
Mike Goes commented on Whitney Richardson's blog post Home for the Holidays
"The first paragraph says it ALL. Log Homes heighten that experience!"
Nov 30, 2013
Mike Goes commented on zac sloan's blog post Is this project worth taking on?
"Pay for what the land is worth. The cabin has no value in my eyes. If it's going to be a place to live for a couple of years until you build a new place than make sure all support points are sound. That would hold you over long enough for the…"
Nov 30, 2013
Mike Goes commented on Tracy Ralls's blog post Choices choices choices......
"I forgot to add below they are on Facebook so scroll thru the comments maybe you'll find helpful reviews there. I'm not a Facebook participant so I don't know if that would be a good source."
Nov 26, 2013
Mike Goes commented on Tracy Ralls's blog post Choices choices choices......
"I looked at their web-site and see they use Cypress. That will be a beautiful log home! Look forward to some pics when your dream is fulfilled. http://mccustomloghomes.com/"
Nov 26, 2013
Mike Goes commented on Tracy Ralls's blog post Choices choices choices......
"Ask for names and numbers of past customers. If you can arrange it, see if a past customer would let you see their work of a log home. MC Custom Log Homes should have no problem with that if they take pride in their work."
Nov 26, 2013
Mike Goes left a comment for Tracy Ralls
"Ask them for phone numbers of past customers and see if they have customers who would be glad to show off their work of the past. Any hesitation may be a red flag.........."
Nov 25, 2013
Mike Goes commented on Bayern-Landhaus's blog post Building with Oak Logs?
"I have visited Gastineau Log Homes and can assure you that they have a great system that compensates for the settling of their logs. Hard woods (oak, cypress etc) do have to be "handled" differently compared to softwoods ie; pine. They do…"
Oct 12, 2013
Mike Goes commented on Whitney Richardson's blog post Reality Check
"Just the article I need to read. My wife and I just got back from visiting two Log Home manufactures, one in Ohio and one in West Virginia. Theirs more to come but assembling these thoughts and applying it to a budget will be interesting. I'm…"
Sep 1, 2013
Mike Goes commented on henry's blog post Common Demoniator
"A past President of the Log Home Council (Lynn Gastineau) shared the same outlook regarding what can be expected with new homes and the codes they'll have to meet in the future. I had a long talk with her when I visited her model homes their in…"
Jul 21, 2013
Mike Goes commented on Artisan Log and Timber Homes's blog post Warning! A log home can have positive health effects
"My folks grew up in the Ozarks so they was in the middle of the timber industry back then. As James stated.........WOOD IS GOOD. Gosh, is their anything better than walking into a lodge or cabin that's made from Mother Nature inside and…"
Jul 13, 2013
Mike Goes commented on henry's blog post Common Demoniator
"henry, just name names if you have to. You need to get it off your chest. You don't have to defend the truth as they say. It might prevent a manufacture from making the same mistake if the Dealer of Directors (certain individual) is the…"
Jun 29, 2013

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Tell us about yourself:
Married w/1 daughter. Living on a beautiful piece of property where I" ll be building the Log Home and tearing down the old farm house. A creek forms the back border of the property and I utilize a spring for my source of water and plan to continue that. It totals 10 acres and is 95% woods.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
No, but plan on making that happen soon!
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
12-24 months

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Log Home corner profiles

My wife and I have decided on the "corner/log style" of our log home. We like the saddlenotch style because it starts with a full log all the way around the foundation instead of 2 full logs and 2 half logs to begin the initial course of logs. It's just a cleaner look in our eyes.

Gastineau, Honest Abe and Appalachian Log Structures offer such a corner. All are members of the Log Home Council which is important to me (us).

Is anyone aware of any other manufacture that offers…

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At 8:24pm on March 5, 2014, Shelley Martinez said…

Mike - would love to see a photo of your dog! What a mix! Thanks for the compliment about Scout!  Shelley

At 11:47am on June 13, 2013, James W. Harbin said…

Hey Mike, Check out usaloghomes.com and get what you want in cedar. Good luck. Jim Harbin

 
 
 

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