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
"Those are both nice Cabins Casey, they are both notched corners and chinked I think.
You can do the Martys style with a corner post (sort of a crude peace n peace), and maybe never have a problem. You can also do a but and pass style…"
"We live in Maine.
Trapper cabins were not made to last....they were just temporary log structures to get out of the elements. Of course custom log builders etc. have trapper cabins that are built to last, with large overhangs off the ground,…"
"Here are some more Pics. Using "crotch posts for porch beams (pic 1). Rough sawn 6 x 8" floor joists out of pine (24' long), for the barn addition (pic 2). Slip forming the barn addition foundation walls on top of grade beam (pic 3).…"
"I have seen Martys cabin on the show.
We did a more traditional "V" or steeple notched corner style log home (my wife hand chiseled them). I don't like Martys corner post and spike methid of construction. It might be ok…"
"Check Noah Bradleys site out handmadehouse.com .
My wife and I built our litle single pen log home out of logs we had on pur property and also reclaimed. We did it all ourselves by hand. We did stick framed bump offs and also a…"
"I actually did that on my cabin (flat hewn though), because of allergy problems, and wife prefered it light. You would have to strap it and then cover with drywall or similar. You will have to shim in places to get it relatively plum (use a…"
"I actually like the white.
I am just about done building my wifes kitchen, and she said she wanted a softer antique white this time around (the last kitchen was natural wood). She just wanted simple shaker style flat panel overlays with slab…"
"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…"
"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…"
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.