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
"There are a builders who would be happy to help you out. I know I have seen several on this site, including hand crafters like Tim Bullock that do small wall shells, natural element homes too has smaller kit packages, Appalachia homes etc. etc."
"The only thing with beaded plywood and T-111 is it costs so much now. T 111 is running almost $37 a sheet up my way and beaded 3/8" is about the same. T&G is actually cheaper in this respect, up my way anyway. Even…"
"For instance a mill up my way (Hancock lumber) is selling 1x6 v match camp grade .21 a ft. and mountain grade for .35 a foot, by the lift or unit. A bit more waste in camp grade, but if you have more time then money, its very reasonable. …"
"Usually you can pick up a mountain type grade fairly reasonably priced. It might have a few more solid knots, but I like it. You sure you can't work a deal at a local yard? It would be a shame not to match the room if this is…"
"I live in Maine too. I had anderson windows in my last place and I liked them. This one I have Jeldwen and Marvin patio / slider. Its been real cold -14 to -16 plus wind chill into -35 range a few days last week. If you have…"
"I did my posts a bit different on my porch. They are full trees 16 ft. + in the front (spaced about 8' on centers). I built the deck first using small cedar logs flat sawed on two sides for joists (spaced 2' on centers). I did…"
"We don't like glass primarily because of the cleaning. This is just us, some people don't mind cleaning it. What we did which some people would call "cheezy", is used wire fence. We did not intend to do this,…"
"I just hand peel the logs....one of the best tools we have found, believe it or not, is the little T handle screwdriver that comes with Husqvarna chainsaws. :) They peel a lot better when the sap is running though."
"Okay....here is a few pics of the lean 2 style tractor port off the size of my little storage barn. Of course a free standing car port you would need to roof truss it or do a ridge and rafter roof. But might give you ideas. Very…"
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
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.