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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 forestrider's discussion butt & pass log home & settling?
"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."
Mar 16
shanny replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Is there anybody here?
Mar 15
shanny replied to Robin&Ron's discussion Electrical conduit colors
"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…"
Mar 15
shanny replied to Roy Higgs's discussion Clean cedar bark siding
"Totally awesome siding! I thought about poplar bark, but its very "pricey". White cedar (which I have) is just too thin, even though some of the Adirondack Cabins had it. "
Mar 15
shanny replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Is there anybody here?
"Why are they flocking to CO? Interesting.  My son just got out of the Army and has decided to live in TX.  In my gut I keep think TX is gonna have a very hard time in a few years."
Mar 15
shanny replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Is there anybody here?
"Nice....I wish we had a "front range" right now......we are getting another storm in Maine right now. "
Mar 15
shanny replied to forestrider's discussion butt & pass log home & settling?
"So far so good on my daubing mix.  Still somewhat flexible and holding up well. I used foam between the logs as well."
Mar 15
shanny replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Is there anybody here?
"Wow....no snow."
Mar 15
shanny replied to Allen banks's discussion Chinking vs bagged mortar?
"I made my own from acrylic elastomeric I got on huge clearance at the building supply store, dolomite, and sand. I mixed 1 part sand to 2 parts dolomite, added a bit of water until crumbly.  I then added some of the elastomeric (tinted to a…"
Oct 24, 2014
shanny replied to Jim's discussion what to coat the logs of my house with before I cover them up
"I am enjoying the story.  Unbelievable on the plaster thickness. You deserve a lot of credit for this undertaking."
Sep 17, 2014
shanny replied to Jim's discussion what to coat the logs of my house with before I cover them up
"Totally awesome, including the offset chimney! The color variation on the brick work is well worth preserving! Love the live edge boarding, hewn collar beams etc. It is really to bad you can't do a built up roof and leave the entire roof…"
Sep 17, 2014
shanny replied to Jim's discussion what to coat the logs of my house with before I cover them up
"Wow...nice logs, and great restoration project. At first I thought maybe it was a lime paint (which dates back centuries),  but the first pic looks different.  Are the chips flexible or pliable, or does it powder a bit? Although I think…"
Sep 17, 2014
shanny replied to Jim's discussion what to coat the logs of my house with before I cover them up
"Sounds like a person of "means" might have had that one built.  What a great project.  I would love to see the pics too. "
Sep 17, 2014
shanny replied to Jim's discussion what to coat the logs of my house with before I cover them up
"Chances are its just a white or lime wash.  Lead paint is a more recent thing (unless they lathed and plastered during the early part of the 1900's over it).  Paint was expensive anyway back then (1700's), so people with little…"
Sep 17, 2014
shanny replied to Geoffrey Franklin's discussion Using a grinder on my log home
"I just use a 4 1/2" angle grinder.  Its smaller, but a lot easier to use for extended periods (the heavier grinders are hard on fatigue after a time) then some of the heavier grinders.  I bought a ryobi, for $39 at HD, came with a 2…"
Jun 24, 2014
shanny replied to Lynn Gillard's discussion Chinking over cement
"I would go with a more lime based historic daubing / chinking recipe if they are wide like that.  If there was no reinforcement behind the chinking, this is probably why you are losing sections of material. Most of the traditional style daubers…"
Jun 23, 2014

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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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