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
We like them, but I don't think they are quite Marvins. But Marvin in the same type are a lot more money.
They are aluminum clad, tradition plus, and have prairie grills in the upper sash.
We ordered ours through…"
I have one small windsor window in my place. It is an aluminum clad (same color as Jeld Wen mesa red), with a colonial type grid. I really like it. The rest of my windows are Jeld Wen, but it seems to be very similar in…"
"Those are good points about the recessed lighting.
All my lighting in the barn is in conduit I made from wood, or steel that I painted an oil rubbed bronze, to match my truss hardware. Its all exposed. I have a built up roof (9" of…"
"Thanks, we built them ourselves, I hewed them and made the hardware etc.. We had some rough sawn fuzzy beams in the last place and my wife said never again (they collect too much dust, and are hard to clean). So everything was ground and…"
"Here is a look going up and you can see the two ceiling fans with lights. In addition to these we have for barn down lights. To us, there is not nearly enough light coming from the ceiling fans at that elevation."
"We like plenty of light and lighting.
I would rather have too much then not enough (just right would be best).
My wife hates dim or not enough lighting.
Floor and table lamps are always good, but not the same as overhead lighting.
In our little barn…"
"Thats what I did too. Pre-drilled the top hole and then pounded it in.
Your definitely right about pulling it out. In the old barns that used them in the ships knees that I tried to salvage, you would have to split the timber…"
"Good points. Essentially using the rebar is the same as using large barn spikes or oly logs. Most of the log home builders who use D type logs / beams use 12" spikes, or a log screw to secure one course to the next. I have…"
"I also forgot to mention, on many of the older cabins in my area that used butt and pass, they used mae and female "V" shapes in the corners. This locked the corners togthers, and they could caulk with oakum or similar. Of course…"
"This will open a COW (can of worms :) ).
White oak is good, red oak not so much.
On my little log home my wife and I did V or steeple notch corners, and white cedar logs.
I wanted the daubing or chink spacing minimal, so I tried to pick logs to…"
"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…"
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.