"Its a personal preference thing.
A ground floor bedroom is great as you get older.
If you can do a walk-out basement, that would be the way to go. I have a small walk-out basement, and it is great. Lets in a lot of natural light."
"I also forgot to mention...I have a small porch that wraps around my logs on two sides. I also have a small front entry porch. I have one receptacle on each side of the wrap around and one on the small front porch, also one by the…"
"I used a screw hook into the underside of the decking (1 1/2" thick decking) to hold the lights....I hammered a small piece of scrap copper pipe that I cut from some old 1 1/2" copper....as ornamental around the screw hook. …"
"Even though I have a small Log home (part log), we have hanging 4 light mission style lights in our living room (Bungalow by Meyda). I hang them from hooks screwed into the underside of the floor decking. You can't use these in…"
"I made my own wire mold/conduit from wood to match my ceiling (like the old timers did back in the day), so I could run the lighting wire for the downstairs ceiling lights. I have a bit higher ceilings (over 9' to the decking). "
"I build most of my own cabinets etc.
We are still under construction (excuse the mess).
This is a pic (not so great) of a butcher block rolling baking cart I made for my wife, out of some old barn wood and some left over maple and oak scraps…"
I have never seen white oak, just read about them being used years ago, some in New England and Apalachia, and lasted for years. I have seen some photos somewhere where they were like boards 3' or 4 ' long (maybe one…"
"Hmmmmm.....The pros could answer this one.
I think for longevity they used to nail wood shingles over a strapped roof (strapping space apart so the shakes could breathe), and discipate moisture better, and they would not rot as quick (especially on…"
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.