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April 2010 Blog Posts (17)

Parcel green

The major components of the green (or vegetative) roof -- the containers, the plant mixture, and the plants themselves -- are at the cabin now, the plants having arrived in a box on our doorstep from UPS. The porch isn't quite ready for the plants yet, but we will nurse the plants on the ground while we wait.…



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Added by John Duke on April 29, 2010 at 11:40pm — No Comments

Break on through

I stopped by the cabin today to take a look at the grow media for the green roof that Gabriel had picked up, and noticed that Mr. Seals had been hard at work installing the door that will lead out of the kitchen.



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Added by John Duke on April 28, 2010 at 12:28am — No Comments

Almost time!

Hey everybody! Well, it's about time to start this house building project full swing. We closed on our construction loan last week and are now ready to get things rolling. We posted some pictures of our latest projects.

The driveway is finished and our parking area is all graded and ready for parking! The septic line is to the house and the conduit for the utilities is run from where the pole is going to the foundation. We started laying out the lines for the floor drains in the…

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Added by The Mitchell's on April 27, 2010 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

I wish it could talk

Mr. Seals has made visible progress on the kitchen. He worked diligently with his framing to correct the crazy angles that had settled in over the years, giving some semblance of plumb to the room.…



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Added by John Duke on April 24, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Visit my log home blog: Thirtyeight20

My husband and I are renovating an 1880s log home in Maryland, and we're blogging about the whole process at http://thirtyeight20.blogspot.com/. I invite you to come check it out!

If you have a log home -- especially an old one -- I'd love to feature it. Email me at thirtyeight20@gmail.com.

Added by Emily Kate on April 22, 2010 at 2:06pm — No Comments

"The Hideout"

This is out latest "fun" project of which we have given the name "The Hideout". It is a 16' X 20' timber frame project designed primarily for "outlaws" and "cowboys" with "NO GIRLS ALLOWED"..k/d

It is ready to be taken away by some lucky soul for reassembly and includes timber subfloor, rough sawn plank flooring, pine board and batten siding, pine roof rafters, pine sheating for roof, pine siding for gable ends,and my custom designed "belly" ladder to the loft.…

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Added by Tim Bullock on April 21, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Starting the green roof

With spring here, it was time to move ahead on the vegetative roof above the back porch. We decided on the… Continue

Added by John Duke on April 20, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Solar electric cost calculator

The following is a web site that allows you to calculate the cost of putting in solar power for a given % drop in your electric bill as a function of your zip code. I can't vouch for the accuracy of its findings but in running it for my home it seemed pretty accurate from what I have read. Right now solar power seems to cost about 4 times more per kilowatt to produce then the power line. We pay a little over $.10 per KW in Florida. Some solar panel company out West claims to have made a…

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Added by Joe on April 18, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Off the grid 2?

Hi everybody!

This is Keith again. Yes I know that this is going to be a large home. I do assure you that I know that one small windmill or solar panel is going to support the electrical demands of such a home. I was planing on using a combination of both systems and alot of them. Not big and menicing but enough. Please rememeber that we are dealing with 160 acres to play with so ruining the view will be very hard to do. Yes propane and natural gas is going to be a big…

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Added by Keith E Jacobs-Holman on April 16, 2010 at 1:40am — 3 Comments

LOG HOME FOR SALE

Beautiful log home for sale located on KY / TN border. 5.5 acres (more land available) with ATV & horse trails right in your backyard. Minutes from Lake Cumberland, Big South Fork NRRA, Cumberland Falls & just outside of Daniel Boone National Forest. Breathtaking views, deer & turkey in yard almost daily. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, full unfinished basement. Home built 2008. $249,000… Continue

Added by Pat Cash on April 13, 2010 at 10:44am — No Comments

Off The Power Grid?

Hello everybody!

My name is Keith Jacobs-Holman, it has beeen a while since I have been back to this site. It is truly amazing how when people find out about a dream like the ones we have(building a log home), how much lack of support you from those you would think would be greatest source of support. Since I have joined this site, it like this wall of negative energy as formed. I believe I will be turning to this community as my project continues, if only for some…

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Added by Keith E Jacobs-Holman on April 12, 2010 at 6:48am — 7 Comments

PrecisionCraft Nationwide: View Our Log Homes Across the United States and Abroad

PrecisionCraft Log Homes Maps its Experience



At PrecisionCraft Log Homes & Timber Frame we enjoy meeting clients from all over the United States. Over the past 20 years, we have worked with thousands of clients nationwide bringing their home inspirations to life. From a an elegant timber frame in California to a rustic log cabin in Tennessee, our experience extends beyond… Continue

Added by PrecisionCraft on April 8, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

You might live in a log cabin if...

Most of these are from my own experience (a 1937 log cabin in the woods), so they may not apply to everyone. Probably most people would fork over the cash for new outlets at least!



Your walls get just as dusty as your shelves.



You see more live deer than roadkill.



Half the ingredients in your dinner are from your garden.



You don't own a lawn mower, because you don't own a lawn (one of the potential benefits of living in the middle of the… Continue

Added by Emily Roache on April 8, 2010 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Roland Sweet, Dead Presidents, and Facebook

Roland Sweet, editor of Log Home Living, has joined the 21st century and ventured onto Facebook... Come say hi! http://www.facebook.com/loghomeliving That last post about dead presidents? That's him!

Added by Emily Roache on April 7, 2010 at 2:35pm — No Comments

air leaks

I appreciate the info. I will check it out. I also have a large amount of lady bugs and now wasp invading my home so I think I also need to invest in more caulk....I think my builder did a poor job with sealing up the home period!
Many Thanks Sharon

Added by Sharon on April 5, 2010 at 12:48pm — No Comments

air leaks

Is there any easy ways to find air leaks in a log home? Is there any special equipment that must be used? I am tired of very high electric bills this winter.
Thanks Sharon

Added by Sharon on April 5, 2010 at 11:13am — 3 Comments

Sikkens or no

I have read a little on this site about the different stain prouducts and realize that sikkens is coating that does not breathe.My problem is the garage is 3 years new with pine siding and coated with sikkens,I have replaced garden doors and sanded the rest of the windows and also stained with sikkens.We love the colour and the sheen it realy looks rich.Sikkens is on the logs now and is about 20 years old.We have been in this home for 2 years and I have recoated the house once.But we would like… Continue

Added by Randy Bosse on April 2, 2010 at 8:31am — 2 Comments

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