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May 2009 Blog Posts (8)

Why Would Anyone Build Now?

A great article written by Jim Young, President of PrecisionCraft Log Homes.



With uncertainty engulfing our economy, why would anyone build now? We are confronted daily with customers that are uneasy about moving forward with their building project in the middle of this current economic mess. Of course, each person or family has to evaluate their own financial situation and no one should build if they can’t afford it. But let me make three… Continue

Added by PrecisionCraft on May 28, 2009 at 12:41pm — No Comments

BUGS and Log Homes

Hi,

We live in Colorado, which doesnt really have that many bugs....however since moving into our log home in 2001, it seems we are constantly battling bark beetles, bed bugs (which we think came from a piece of antique furniture we purchased) beetles and just in general many bugs in the home. I do not remember having this many bugs in a stick built home while living in the same area.



I am very concerned about toxin's in the home and hesitate to spray with chemicals, at least in… Continue

Added by NatureRails Artistic Railing on May 26, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Rocky Mountain Pine Beetle - The Demise of Lodgepole Pine in Colorado

Traveling through Colorado, the keen observer will note that vast areas of the montane forest are covered with trees that have a reddish, rust-colored tint to the foliage. These reddish colored crowns are evidence of the death of the lodgepole pine forest in Colorado. Populations of the mountain pine beetle have exploded over the last decade and it has not been possible to control this spread through thinning of the timber stands or by spraying.



The mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus… Continue

Added by Western Log Home Supply on May 24, 2009 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

I bought Punch! Professional Home Design Suite

I bought Punch! Professional Home Design Suite (75 bucks out the door at Comp USA). If anyone has any hints or tricks, let us all know. I have to learn how to use it (looks a little intimidating)
Don&Jacqui

Added by Don and Jacqui on May 19, 2009 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Things I did right and things I would change in our log home...



I think one of the things that helped us with designing our log home was asking current log home owners what they were glad they did with their log home and if there was anything they would change if they could go back. I love my log home but still, knowing what I know now - there would still be a few things I would modify. I invite all log home owners on this forum to list 3 things that they felt were the best things (design, research, etc)… Continue

Added by Shelley Martinez on May 14, 2009 at 9:27am — 11 Comments

home CAD programs?

Can anyone recommend a log home CAD program for my home computer. I want to design both the home and the property. Thank you in advance for your input.
don

Added by Don and Jacqui on May 14, 2009 at 4:06am — 6 Comments

We are to new to all this

My boyfriend and I live in Ohio and have just the process of learning what it would take to build a log home.
We would like to talk to people who have already been through it and can give us some insight as to what we have to look forward to.
Also if possible would like to visit log home owners and see thier homes in our area.

Added by Debbie Dormack on May 6, 2009 at 6:15pm — 8 Comments

What brand of home and type of wood log is best?

We own our land. It's on a lake in Tennessee. We kinda know what our floor plan will be but are having a difficult time choosing a dealer and wood type. Does anyone have any serious con's or positive pro's that they've come across during their building process or after being in their home for an extended period?

Added by Denny on May 2, 2009 at 11:10am — 2 Comments

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