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February 2013 Blog Posts (12)

Personal Expressions

As noted on many occasions within Country's Best Cabins, cabins aren't defined by metrics but rather a feeling. Each person has a unique cabin experience, resulting in his or her unique approach to creating a dream retreat.



The variety of rustic materials on the market…

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Added by Whitney Richardson on February 25, 2013 at 11:57pm — No Comments

CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE

WE ARE GETTING READY TO BUILD OUR LOG HOME IN TENNESSEE AND I AM CURIOUS ABOUT A CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE. WOULD IT BE WORTH MY TIME TO OBTAIN A LICENSE AND IF SO, HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING IT. IF ANYONE CAN GIVE ME AN IDEA OR SUGGESTION PLEASE LET ME KNOW. WE HAVE STARTED WITH OUR CONCRETE AND STEM WALL AND HAVING A GREAT TIME. CAPT. LARRY

Added by Larry Bouget on February 23, 2013 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

It's Not Easy Being Green - Log Homes & the Environment

For those of us log home enthusiasts who remember Kermit the Frog, we’ll also remember his song “It’s not easy being green”. Of course back then he was singing about something other than saving the environment. In today’s world of marketing, the word green has taken on a whole different meaning. Google search…

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Added by Donald Parsons on February 22, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments

From start to finish: Timber Block homeowners tell their story of how they made their dreams come true

Timber Block homeowners Michael and Victoria Boomgarden have always dreamed about building their own log home. After years of thinking about it, hours spent looking through log home magazines, and driving past other log cabins, the Boomgardens decided to get serious and began their research.

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Added by Timber Block on February 13, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Wintry Weather

Seeing the pictures of Nemo's effects on the Northeast may be enough to make you second-guess building in an area subject to extreme weather. But ample snow can be manageable with the right design in mind.

Snowfall and its relation to the site should be a major point of consideration at the onset of the design process. Many people may try to take a plan and just put it on the site, instead of making adjustments, which can result in water issues in the home or drainage around the home.…

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Added by Whitney Richardson on February 11, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments

General Contractor

Hello Everyone, I see folks saying they are talking to general contractors to get prices to build their log home. If they are not talking to a log home general contractor they are opening themselves up to all kinds of problems. Dealer/builders are the most qualified to do your project. Some dealers have general contractors that have experience with log homes who can save you money and time. You don't want your project to be a training ground for a contractor and neither does your…

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Added by James W. Harbin on February 11, 2013 at 11:51am — No Comments

Retirement Dream pgs.58-61 of February 2013 LogHome Living What stain used?

We're interested in the exterior and interior stain seen in this article for our home. Any help would be appreciated.

Al

Added by al cayot on February 9, 2013 at 6:35pm — 1 Comment

How to Properly Compare Log Home Packages.

If you’ve done any research at all comparing log home companies one of the first things you realized is that they all offer different types of packages. When trying to compare “apples to apples” you soon learn that it is a virtually impossible task since the material packages are different as well as the…

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Added by Donald Parsons on February 8, 2013 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Our Log Home Journey

I've hung around here for some time and I'm truly thankful for the many diverse viewpoints that are expressed here.  You all were a great help to my wife and me as we journeyed down the road of selecting and building a log home.  Ultimately, we decided to work with Timber Block, and we're extremely happy with the end product. 

I wrote a small piece about our experiences.  If you'd be interested in reading it, navigate to…

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Added by Michael Boomgarden on February 6, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Log Home Expert LIVE CHAT

Log Home Finishing is happy to share out experience with you via LIVE CHAT to discuss finishing your log home project. Visit our website http://loghomefinishing.com and Tom Elliott, Sashco and Permachink certified installer of stain and chink products will assist you.  

 

If you have questions about chinking, staining, media blasting, preparation of logs, or removing old finish this is the place for excellent knowledge…

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Added by Colorado Log Home Finishing on February 3, 2013 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Condensation - Humidity

I have a 6 yr old 2100 sq ft log home in Vermont.  Condensation and ice is building up on the Pella windows and they are telling me it is all because of humidity.  The house runs about 40 - 45% humidity with a dehumidifier in the finished basement and one in the great room.  We cant stand the sound in the great room so i need a solution.  I am told a air/heat exchange system would take care of it but i would think running duct work etc in a log home is very difficult.  Any suggestions would…

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Added by Jon Henderson on February 3, 2013 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

Order your Log Home Package – Step #10 in Planning for Success

Now that you've successfully completed the previous 9 steps in Planning a Successful Log Home Project you are ready to order your log home building materials.

Remember to contact your helpful and knowledgeable …

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Added by Donald Parsons on February 1, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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