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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 Kyle Pudden's discussion Advice for fixing leaks in knots/checks
"Porches are a great way to protect, and just a great addition of extra living space three seasons.  No shoveling snow off decks.  Keep your logs and finishes well protected. "
Friday
shanny replied to JR's discussion Northern White Cedar "Smell issues?"
"White cedar mostly smells like cedar when you work it (sand, plane etc.)  The logs don't smell in my house (although I love the smell of cedar).  Wood is great stuff.  :)"
Mar 25
shanny replied to Greg Beck's discussion Great room window walls
"Yeah glass cleaning. I am going to do a bi fold window wall in my meager great room. Thats about as much glass as I can stand to clean.  Dirty glass and smudges drive my wife crazy.  :)"
Mar 25
shanny replied to Vic Burk's discussion Simple Weekend Getaway
"Yeah...there is always a way.  We built ramps as well,  and winched up the logs. If you have back problems, then it would definitely be worth seeing if someone could put up the shell for you. "
Feb 12
shanny replied to Vic Burk's discussion Simple Weekend Getaway
"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."
Feb 12
shanny replied to Beth DuBoff's discussion Alternatives to V-Groove boards for vaulted ceiling?
"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…"
Jan 21
shanny replied to Beth DuBoff's discussion Alternatives to V-Groove boards for vaulted ceiling?
"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. …"
Jan 11
shanny replied to Beth DuBoff's discussion Alternatives to V-Groove boards for vaulted ceiling?
"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…"
Jan 11
shanny replied to Judy & Lee Peacock's discussion Sweating Andersen Windows
"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…"
Jan 7
shanny replied to Brian Malkmus's discussion Building a Car Port with Cedar Trees
"Nice sized posts!  That should hold up a tank! I really like the look of the large posts. Sounds like a great project."
Dec 30, 2013
shanny replied to Brian Malkmus's discussion Building a Car Port with Cedar Trees
"Nice....any pics?"
Dec 28, 2013
shanny replied to Brian Malkmus's discussion Building a Car Port with Cedar Trees
"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…"
Dec 28, 2013
shanny replied to Brian Malkmus's discussion Building a Car Port with Cedar Trees
"Good  luck!"
Dec 22, 2013
shanny replied to Brian Malkmus's discussion Building a Car Port with Cedar Trees
"Thanks."
Dec 22, 2013
shanny replied to John & Pat Biehn's discussion Plexiglass railings
"Thats a good idea.  "
Dec 18, 2013
shanny replied to John & Pat Biehn's discussion Plexiglass railings
"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,…"
Dec 18, 2013

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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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