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
"Hey, the other thing I just saw on building Alaska.
They were building with a flat sawn milled type cabin beam / log, and they were just using sill seal between each course of beams (the pink or blue stuff they put between stick framed plates and…"
"You might want to check out Noah Bradleys site at handmadehouses.com, or on facebook.
He offers a lot of advice for free, and has done a lot of projects with old log homes. Same with fitzgeralds heavy timber out of MD (I have contactd him in…"
"Interesting. The big thing is air infiltration. I don't now if it was greenbuildingadvisor.com or housescience, or maybe one timber construction network site or something, had some real good data on older homes built in the 70 and…"
"I would personally not use fiberglass. I would use an expandable foam/ rubber gasket material like emseal. If the fiberglass gets wet, where is it going to go to dry out? Fiberglass is cheap, but I don't think it would be good in…"
"My wife actually did the steeple notching, with a chisel. A small electric chainsaw would be a lot easier. They are just simple V- notch. I cheated a bit on the logs. I would rough cut them with the chain saw, and then smooth/ hew…"
"Wow....Malm, thats vintage. I am really an eclectic person, so I like them (depending on style).
I love the Acucraft Unity and Hearthroom, The Z Max puts out the most heat (but doesn't quite look the same). I also like the…"
I can tell you what we did.
I hand hewed my small cabin section with trees from our property with an adze.
I wanted a vintage look to the logs, so I used eco wood treatment (I also have used eco safe Tallearth treatment), and tinted it with a…"
"That is really interesting, I have read about sawdust mortar floors/lower decks in wooden ships but never the caulk...they must have used linseed oil in the mortar to form a type of durable flexible caulk over the oakum."
"I make my own.
I take some 5/4 or 6/4 stock and rabbit or center channel it out.
I then made my own "plaques" out of live edge slab pieces, that are the same thickness as the electrical boxes. I can run these "old…"
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.