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
"When I built my cabin, I used white cedar which has a high degree of taper. I just alternated butt to taper. I did a steeple notch corner, but I am not sure it would work or look well with butt and pass, because of the size difference ."
"My awning roof just almost butts up against my siding. I have 2' overhangs on the rake, and the distance between the awning and the rake overhang is not that great, so there is really no problem with rain etc. My porches are…"
"Porches are awesome. They really protect your logs, and in snow country almost no shoveling snow off decks. :)
I have a lot of porch, and I built an awning over the garage door which keeps the rain off the cedar door.
I used scrap leftover…"
"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.…"
"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…"
"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,…"
"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).…"
"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…"
"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…"
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.