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Western Log Home Supply and richard brock are now friends
Feb 25, 2010
richard brock left a comment for Brooklynn Davis
"hey there how are you do you live in a log home or have a dream also? lol love to talk to ya,rich."
Jan 14, 2010
richard brock and Brooklynn Davis are now friends
Jan 14, 2010
richard brock left a comment for Bob Warren
"hey bob i really appreciate the info on tamarack did you build a log home are you lucky enough to live in one? also what typ of wood would you use to build with thanks again"
Jan 11, 2010
Bob Warren left a comment for richard brock
"Richard, Tamarack is a local name for western larch ( larix occidentalis). I suppose your land is in central to Eastern Washington which can't be far from me. My yard is about 3 miles North of the US/Canada border. Two concerns with larch.…"
Jan 10, 2010
richard brock left a comment for richard brock
"hey tim thanks for the reply im not too picky i think i could easily choose a floorplan that is already in place and that would keep costs down correct?And if so you say approx. your handcrafted homes run around 50.00 a sq. ft.? That to me seems…"
Jan 8, 2010
Tim Bullock left a comment for richard brock
"Richard, IF the Tamarack Logs are straight enough and big enough, I would definitely use them.......afterall, they are free. Our current pricing is averaging $50/sq/ft for log and timber works. Design is the most important factor when costing a log…"
Jan 8, 2010
richard brock left a comment for Tim Bullock
"hey tim thanks for the quick reply yeah i just heard on some land i was looking at that they had alot of tamarack on the land there is it not a very good wood to use for logs? Also if someone wanted to build a handcrafted home between 1500 and 2000…"
Jan 7, 2010
Tim Bullock left a comment for richard brock
"Richard, Thanks for the compliments......Freight to Washington State from here is about 6k/load......IF I were building a home in Washington State with native logs, I would use cedar or fir and not bother with the tamarack."
Jan 7, 2010
richard brock left a comment for Tim Bullock
"tim i saw your work simply awesome man really beautiful so all your logs come from west virginia? so a trek to washington state would be costly? lol thinking of buying some land there in the future they actually have alot of tamarack logs there is…"
Jan 6, 2010
richard brock and Tom Kolb are now friends
Jan 6, 2010
richard brock replied to Terry & Shelley S's discussion Kitchen Cabinets in the group The Designing Women
"very nice kitchen really love the flooring is that a wide plank floor?"
Jan 4, 2010
richard brock commented on Leah Kerkman's group The Designing Women
"ill never understand why people build a log home and it looks so beautiful on the outside and you look inside and they put drywall in it ugghhhh!!!! my opinion."
Jan 4, 2010
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"hey there you looking to buil someday also?"
Dec 28, 2009

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Tell us about yourself:
single dad work construction and a few years shy of retirement and have always wanted to build a log home
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
no
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
24+ months

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At 11:49am on July 12, 2013, Linda House said…

Hello Richard,

 

You are more than welcome to attend the San Diego University! The goal of the University is to help educate on the entire process of building a log or timber home so you don't have to be ready to build right at this moment.

 

You can visit the Log & Timber Home Show/University website to find the details of the event and we'll be updating with hotel information soon.  http://www.thelogandtimberhomeshow.com/

 

You can visit the registration page at https://secure.thelogandtimberhomeshow.com/registration/

 

Individual tickets are $75.00

Couples tickets are $99.00

Any additional family members are $15.00

 

I hope this helps!

 

Linda

At 1:07pm on January 10, 2010, Bob Warren said…
Richard,

Tamarack is a local name for western larch ( larix occidentalis). I suppose your land is in central to Eastern Washington which can't be far from me. My yard is about 3 miles North of the US/Canada border.

Two concerns with larch. One is that it shrinks and moves a lot while drying. If its not number 1 in that category it is near the top of the list for softwoods. It must be closely related to the European larch because Hermann Phelps describes in his book how log builders traditionally let larch logs season for 3 years before building with them. He even had some photos of houses that were rushed and showed how the corners had opened up. His book was published in the 1940's and the examples often are back in the 1800's.

The other thing that larch will do is weep pitch. I used a couple of larch purlins in the first log house I built. The second winter one of them started to drip. Right in the middle of the living room and for about 6 weeks. I used larch again in walls about 10 years after that and had similar result where where a year or more later a log would just start leaking pitch.

Bob Warren
www.khita.com
At 2:59pm on January 8, 2010, richard brock said…
hey tim thanks for the reply im not too picky i think i could easily choose a floorplan that is already in place and that would keep costs down correct?And if so you say approx. your handcrafted homes run around 50.00 a sq. ft.? That to me seems very reasonable do you have any info you could send me? thanks tim! rich.
At 9:12am on January 8, 2010, Tim Bullock said…
Richard, IF the Tamarack Logs are straight enough and big enough, I would definitely use them.......afterall, they are free. Our current pricing is averaging $50/sq/ft for log and timber works. Design is the most important factor when costing a log home.....eg. 1200 square feet can be a simple 30' X 40' rectangle but once you add jogs and interior logwork the pricing goes way up.
At 7:38am on January 7, 2010, Tim Bullock said…
Richard, Thanks for the compliments......Freight to Washington State from here is about 6k/load......IF I were building a home in Washington State with native logs, I would use cedar or fir and not bother with the tamarack.
 
 
 

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