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Front porch by Mark Bowe

Some of you might be familiar with "Mountain Genius" crew  from WV. They work with Winterwoods homes and disassemble and restore a ton of old historic hewn log homes.  Great video.  We love our front…Continue

Started Aug 18, 2013

Mountain cabin plans

I noticed that George Gibson has got his smaller cabin plans online now;http://www.montanacabinplans.com/I like Kootenai, although the roof above the…Continue

Started Feb 10, 2011

 

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shanny replied to Greg Beck's discussion Kitchen to porch door
"We also have a bifold door to our screened porch.  Its 9 1/2' tall and 13' wide.  5 Panels.  The whole wall opens up.  Before the economy tanked, there were a lot of builders who were getting rid of mis-orders, etc.…"
Apr 22
shanny replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"Start on Page 53...you might like…"
Mar 15
shanny replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"Those are both nice Cabins Casey, they are both notched corners and chinked I think. You can do the Martys style with a corner post (sort of a crude peace n peace), and maybe never have a problem.  You can also do a but and pass style…"
Mar 15
shanny replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
Mar 5
shanny replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"We live in Maine. Trapper cabins were not made to last....they were just temporary log structures to get out of the elements.  Of course custom log builders etc. have trapper cabins that are built to last, with large overhangs off the ground,…"
Feb 26
shanny replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"Slipformed stem wall on barn addition (pic 1). Using ship knee and reclaimed beam in barn addition (pic 2)."
Feb 26
shanny replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"Here are some more Pics. Using "crotch posts for porch beams (pic 1). Rough sawn 6 x 8" floor joists out of pine (24' long), for the barn addition (pic 2). Slip forming the barn addition foundation walls on top of grade beam (pic 3).…"
Feb 26
shanny replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"I have seen Martys cabin on the show. We did a more traditional "V" or steeple notched corner style log home (my wife hand chiseled them).  I don't like Martys corner post and spike methid of construction.  It might be ok…"
Feb 26
shanny replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"Check Noah Bradleys site out  handmadehouse.com . My wife and I built our litle single pen log home out of logs we had on pur property and also reclaimed.  We did it all ourselves by hand.  We did stick framed bump offs and also a…"
Feb 25
shanny replied to Logan Roberts's discussion Interior Cladding / Paneling on log home?
"Here is a section that was insulated and strapped and drywalled;  "
Jan 4
shanny replied to Logan Roberts's discussion Interior Cladding / Paneling on log home?
"I actually did that on my cabin (flat hewn though), because of allergy problems, and wife prefered it light. You would have to strap it and then cover with drywall or similar.  You will have to shim in places to get it relatively plum (use a…"
Jan 4
shanny replied to Summer Segeleon's discussion Painting Kitchen Cabinets - What color??
"Of course this is not my log cabin section, its the barn addition, where our living room and kitchen are located. So its drywalled and painted, no logs."
Oct 7, 2016
shanny replied to Summer Segeleon's discussion Painting Kitchen Cabinets - What color??
"I actually like the white. I am just about done building my wifes kitchen, and she said she wanted a softer antique white this time around (the last kitchen was natural wood).  She just wanted simple shaker style flat panel overlays with slab…"
Oct 7, 2016
shanny replied to Nicholas Martin's discussion Trying to level my cabin- Need Advice
"Absolutely does!.....Leveling the floors is an option (or making them closer).  In many of the older timber framed homes I have been in, none of the floors are level.  Its all part of it.  Good advice to stabilize the foundation, and…"
Sep 19, 2016
shanny replied to Nicholas Martin's discussion Trying to level my cabin- Need Advice
"Yeah, I agree with Ray. A log cabin like that, doen't need to be perfect.  :) Its beautiful the way it is."
Sep 18, 2016
shanny replied to Glenn Molenaar's discussion Windows
"Wow!  50 K is ridiculous. My last place had Andersons.  I replaced them with new Andersons about 10 years ago. I got the basic white vinyl over wood at HD, and I think they ran me about $2,500.00.  They were not Andersons best but…"
Mar 6, 2016

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Tell us about yourself:
Building a small hewn V notch "eclectic, adirondack, mountain style" cabin out of white cedar we hauled out of the woods ourselves.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
yes

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At 12:27pm on February 10, 2013, James W. Harbin said…

Hey Shanny, Long time no text. I tried to retrieve your post but, it said it was deleted. I can see by your page that you have been quite busy. Delmarva weather has finally gotten cold and we have dodged three major storms. Looks like folks are getting into building mode and life is good. Take care, Jim and Pam Harbin

At 5:26pm on May 6, 2012, James W. Harbin said…

 Hey Shanny,  You can teach an old dog new tricks! Thanks for the education.  Jim and Pam

At 11:36am on February 24, 2011, Whitney Richardson said…

Shanny--

 

Thanks for your comment. We've actually featured two of George's projects in the past year -- "Rustic Rambler" in Cozy Cabins 2010 and "How the West Was Done" in December 2010. The latter is currently featured on our web site, countrysbestcabins.com, if you'd like to take a look. We'll definitely keep an eye out, though, for possible projects in the future.

 

Thanks again for sharing.

At 6:37am on April 27, 2010, Dolly - Es Log Home Restorations said…
Hi Shanny, and welcome to the neighborhood. Dolly
 
 
 

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