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February 2010 Blog Posts (20)

We finally got our home in WV.

It is a 25 year old log home, not sure of the style? Sticks and beam?? Maybe someone can educate me. We are VERY HAPPY in our home in Great Cacapon WV. We love being IN nature like this. Our home needs TLC on the outsede this spring as previous owners we elderly and let it go. What is best way to spruce it up? Protect it as well as improve its look?

Added by Linda Cornwall on February 28, 2010 at 5:11pm — 2 Comments

Outdoor Spaces

It's cold here in Virginia! With the back-to-back blizzards a few weeks ago and some pretty bone-chilling temperatures and winds sticking around for the past few months, I'm definitely feeling the need to get some quality outdoors time, and I can't wait for spring to get here. I imagine I'm not the only one who feels this way.



Fortunately, log-home building makes it easy to bring the outdoors in. As I write this, we're in the middle of putting together the May/June issue of… Continue

Added by Danielle Taylor on February 26, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Energy Audit

Has anyone else paid to have an energy audit performed on their "DREAM" house? If so what were the findings?

Added by Steve and Bonnie Kay on February 26, 2010 at 10:45am — 1 Comment

Selected a company and are ready to build.

We finally decided to go with Moosehead Cedar log homes as our company. We were very impressed with their professionalism and quick response time. We were actually very interested in another company at first however they had an awfull response time and were not very professional. Moosehead was willing to work with us through the entire process and also was able to offer the most inclusive kit for the price. We are now finalizing everything with the bank and will start construction in the…

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Added by NEKVT on February 24, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Log Home Living Announces Winners of Floor Plan Design Competition

Log Home Living announces the winners of its 12th annual Floor Plan Design competition. See PrecisionCraft Log Homes, and all the winners in the April 2010 issue (now on newsstands).



PrecisionCraft's Montclaire Floor Plan is named winner in the "Over 4,000 Sq. Ft.… Continue

Added by PrecisionCraft on February 19, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

DIY Network’s 'Sweat Equity' Log Home Kitchen Remodel



At the end of a road in Minnesota’s rural St. Croix River valley, a cozy log cabin was in desperate need of an interior kitchen makeover. Extremely dated, crowded and dark, the kitchen lacked storage, function and rustic charm. With the help of Wisconsin Log Homes’ in-house interior…

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Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on February 18, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Award-Winning Log Home with a Gourmet Kitchen Design

This custom log home by PrecisionCraft Log Homes, recognized in Country’s Best 2009 Design Awards, features a gourmet kitchen and open dining area (shown below). Here are the features that make this kitchen truly a work of art:

  • Seamless boundary between the…
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Added by PrecisionCraft on February 17, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Valentines Day

I did not know where to start with this but,I wanted to wish all the women in Log Home U a very happy

Valentines Day.

Added by Greg SWEETS on February 12, 2010 at 3:14pm — 2 Comments

Kiln Dried vs. Pressure Treated (?)

We are looking into a couple of companies for a log home in WV. I'm hoping to get some experienced input from folks that have purchased kiln dried and pressure treated homes. The dealer for kiln dried homes is closer to us but with such a large investment I am wondering if we would be better off dealing with the company that provides a 25 year warranty on their pressure treated logs.

We also need to find a list of log home builders :-/

Decisions, decisions!

Added by REBECCA on February 10, 2010 at 2:20pm — 18 Comments

Spinning the Color Wheel

We often get a lot of customer inquiries about the different color options used in the homes we feature, whether it's an interior paint choice, a unique stain or even a particular roofing material. It can be hard to determine what works best, especially without a handy swatch to really visualize the true color of such selections. (I know I personally went through eight samples of pale green for my kitchen alone--and that was using actual paint.) But the pros are here to help those of us in need… Continue

Added by Whitney Richardson on February 9, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Construction Completes for a New Jersey Hybrid Log Home!

Construction is completed for a New Jersey hybrid log home! Designed by Wisconsin Log Homes for an active family, the custom…

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Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on February 9, 2010 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Leftover building materials

It's very difficult to build a home with no leftovers, and many homeowners end up with a big pile of unused building scraps after completing their home. If this sounds like you, one option you may want to consider is donating your leftover material to a Habitat ReStore, which is an outlet for Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization dedicated to building affordable housing for families in need. They accept usable building materials and sell them to the public at a reduced rate, and all… Continue

Added by Danielle Taylor on February 9, 2010 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

From Foundation to Final Touches, A Log Home Comes to Life in PA













Our popular Caribou log home plan comes to life as a milled log home in Hazelton, PA. Rustic stone, shingle siding, character logs at the entry, and an expansive glass window overlooking the water make… Continue

Added by PrecisionCraft on February 8, 2010 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Energy Efficient Guidelines for Log & Timber Frame Homes



Written by: Wisconsin Log…

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Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on February 8, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Insulation?

We have a 5-year old log home that has tons of air leaks between the logs! Can anyone suggest the fastest way to block them up? We've been stuffing insulation in between but that's tedious. Is there a foam spray that anyone can suggest that is safe for logs?

Added by Joanne on February 8, 2010 at 1:47pm — 1 Comment

found your blog

lol--------- well I am here,but have yet to find the pics of all thosoctagon log homes you were telling me about Tryin tho! LOL !

Added by Kathie Wood on February 6, 2010 at 12:17pm — No Comments

2010 Log Homes Council President’s Tour

Registration is now open for the 2010 Log Homes Council President’s Tour, March 29 through April 1 in Boise, Idaho. The host: PrecisonCraft Log Homes & Timber Frame.



This year’s tour is unique for several reasons. One, it’s returning after a year off. I know that I and other Log Homes Council members I’ve spoken to are really looking forward to coming back together to network, catch up and share new ideas. Also… Continue

Added by PrecisionCraft on February 4, 2010 at 1:02pm — 1 Comment

Log & Timber Hybrid Home Under Construction in NJ



Here are two pictures of a log & timber hybrid home under construction in New Jersey. Beautiful timber frame, warm-hued stone and rectangular log walls. Based on PrecisionCraft's Crested Butte floor plan, this waterfront home features intricate design and unique finish details.…



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Added by PrecisionCraft on February 4, 2010 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Log Home Company Reviews

I am looking for sources that review log home companies. I located "LogHomeReports.com" and am interested in finding others.

Thx,
Cliff

Added by Cliff Gann on February 4, 2010 at 10:05am — 1 Comment

crushed glass media blasting

I want to buy a blasting machine and I don't want to spend 3500 to 4200 dollars on a commerical blaster. I have been researching other blasters through kramer industries and they show a blaster for log homes that runs aabout 1000 dollars. I ask him what the difference is between their blaster and say a kernel blaster and his only answer was the kernel is commerical. Does that mean the smaller and cheaper blaster will stuggle to get the job done or does it mean it will do it, but it it's just no… Continue

Added by suzanne revack on February 1, 2010 at 10:14am — 2 Comments

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