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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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
shanny replied to Kim Windsor's discussion What are and Why Do We Use Exterior Finishes?
"Clear coats can be a variety, from penetrating type sealers (similar to a thompsons water seal) to lightly pigmented surface coatings.  Several of the vintage log home people apply these type coatings on their vintage logs.  I don't…"
May 20
shanny replied to Kim Windsor's discussion What are and Why Do We Use Exterior Finishes?
"I have been tempted to ask people what stain was used but have not.   One in particular was new construction, kit type home with real narrow overhangs.  The bottom logs were starting to mold after about a year.  The higher areas were…"
May 20
shanny replied to Kim Windsor's discussion What are and Why Do We Use Exterior Finishes?
"Hi, I live in Maine. I flat hewed my little log home section, and used an aging formula which was tinted a bit to give the cedar logs an antique look.  I also built porches around the logs which further protects them, and porches are just great…"
May 20
shanny replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Natural thin stone veneer
"Yes...I have thought of that too.  Also thought of bark shingles, but they are very pricey. For more good ideas, check out some of the photos if this summer house designed by Dimitris Philippitzis.  Beautiful stonework , design and…"
May 7
shanny replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Natural thin stone veneer
"Speaking of slate, people are starting to use reclaimed slate for siding up our way (it has always been a siding material), and lasts for decades as a siding with no maintenance. I have been seriously thinking about doing some of this on the higher…"
May 7
shanny replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Natural thin stone veneer
"I don't know where you are located, but I would shop around too.  I have seen some fieldstone thin stone for as little as 7.00 a square foot up to over 20.00."
May 6
shanny replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Natural thin stone veneer
"I am not a mason, or professional, but what I did for my wainscot area was determine how high I wanted the stone to go, and made a drip edge that is about 2" and cedar shingled on top of this. Under the grip edge I just secured plywood and…"
May 6
shanny replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Natural thin stone veneer
"Thin stone is real stone, Depending on where you are located, real stone veneer can be priced about the same or less as the higher quality cultured stone. I prefer real stone. I hand picked mine over the course of about 2 years (about 1" - 1…"
May 5

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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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