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
"Its just real bad economy for homes and in particular log and timber.
Middles class has been decimated, and upper spenders are keeping tight...banks are still fixing the housing market to a degree to elevate housing prices on homes they own (read it…"
"The other thing I forgot to mention...is that we bought a grout bag at HD for around $4.00 or $5.00 (which is like a cake icing pastry bag). Excellent tool (if you are using a mortar based chinking) to get into tight spots. Since my…"
"I made my own daubing out of sand, dolomite, smidgen of water and some elastomeric I had laying around (I tinted it the color I wanted)...I was going to go lime based mortar (with just a small amount of portland), but chose to do my own thing. …"
"I built mine out of white cedar from my lot. I like it....but I like pine too. Its chink style, hewn flat on the face. The only problem is the taper of white cedar for full length logs, you don't have this with white pine…"
If people want to soak etc....a hot tub is a lot better idea. They are nice.
We have a soft sided hot tub (given to us), that we can deflate if we want too.
Other family members have regular types. "
"Opinion; In our baths we have walk in showers (never really use tubs), main floor is a 36 x 48, and upstairs is a 36 x 42. Most people as they age have a harder time getting into tubs, that was why we chose showers. I can still…"
"More things to think about;
Also another thing to consider is a heat pump water heater. Pricey I know...but some states now offer energy rebates (mine offers $300). Now here is the deal...they cost mucho less to operate (although longer…"
"The pros could tell you much more on how they do it.
I lower my decks. The wrap around porch covers ,u log section so I probably could have gone level with no problems...but I put my deck below the sill log. Make sure the band joist area…"
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.