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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 Nicholas Martin's discussion Trying to level my cabin- Need Advice
"Absolutely does!.....Leveling the floors is an option (or making them closer).  In many of the older timber framed homes I have been in, none of the floors are level.  Its all part of it.  Good advice to stabilize the foundation, and…"
Sep 19
shanny replied to Nicholas Martin's discussion Trying to level my cabin- Need Advice
"Yeah, I agree with Ray. A log cabin like that, doen't need to be perfect.  :) Its beautiful the way it is."
Sep 18
shanny replied to Glenn Molenaar's discussion Windows
"Wow!  50 K is ridiculous. My last place had Andersons.  I replaced them with new Andersons about 10 years ago. I got the basic white vinyl over wood at HD, and I think they ran me about $2,500.00.  They were not Andersons best but…"
Mar 6
shanny commented on Kristen Hopf's blog post Antler Chandeliers - Yes or No?
"Antler lights just don't do it for me. Iron work is what I really like, or old barn style industrial lights. My wife and I recently got 8 old porcelain enameled barn style lights for a bargain."
Feb 18
shanny commented on Kristen Hopf's blog post The Great Northern Escape
"Thats a really nice place. Thats a switch. FL is supposed to be like the elephant grave yard."
Feb 7
shanny replied to Glenn Molenaar's discussion Windows
"Well,   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…"
Jan 25
shanny replied to Glenn Molenaar's discussion Windows
"Hi, 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…"
Jan 25
shanny replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Interior lighting, fan/light fixture or recessed lighting
"Good info.  :)"
Jan 25
shanny replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Interior lighting, fan/light fixture or recessed lighting
"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…"
Jan 25
shanny replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Interior lighting, fan/light fixture or recessed lighting
"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…"
Jan 15
shanny replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Interior lighting, fan/light fixture or recessed lighting
"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."
Jan 14
shanny replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Interior lighting, fan/light fixture or recessed lighting
"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…"
Jan 14
shanny replied to Aaron Sims's discussion Log Spacing, Chinkining, and Butt and Pass
"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…"
Jan 1
shanny replied to Aaron Sims's discussion Log Spacing, Chinkining, and Butt and Pass
"I also forgot to mention that the log type screws and ringed spikes I think are made to account for some settling, but I don't always think it ends up that way."
Jan 1
shanny replied to Aaron Sims's discussion Log Spacing, Chinkining, and Butt and Pass
"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…"
Jan 1
shanny commented on Kristen Hopf's blog post Gathering Place
"I know people just love the prow, but to me this ruins the design of the house.  I guess you have to be into that look."
Dec 15, 2015

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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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