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May 2010 Blog Posts (15)

Finally some real movement!

Spring has sprung and so has our action. So much has happened since our last post a month ago. We now have power, they set the pole, the electrician set our panel box. Once it was inspected, we got our cut-in card sent in and the power company showed up the next day. Right now, our meter has all zero's on it. Too bad that won't last!…

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Added by The Mitchell's on May 31, 2010 at 8:54pm — 5 Comments

Looking for a Log Home Community in Florida?

A Green Community of Exclusive Custom Built Solar Log Homes

Located in beautiful Lake County Florida. Darian Estates…

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Added by David Di Massino on May 31, 2010 at 11:12am — No Comments

Lipstick on a pig

While some heavy lifting is being done elsewhere in the cabin, we are not ignoring the cosmetic. Although it is one of the most easily changed elements, paint colors have given us no end of anxiety. The easiest decision was the window frames. We early on had to chose a color for the aluminum clad windows and there was only a limited number to choose from. We went with a dark forest green. When it came time to match the wooden framed Lincoln windows, we just followed the pattern and chose a… Continue

Added by John Duke on May 26, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

need help with stair rail ideas for inside and outside

We are at the tail end of our log home build. All that is left to do is stair rails inside and outside, interior doors as well as closet doors and drywall the basement. The only problem is we have no money left :( our budget is blown any ideas out there for stair rails at a cheap price. The bank wants us to be done and we do too so any ideas would help. By the way if you look at the few pics I posted today my husband and I built this ourselves and finished the interior ourselves as well. We… Continue

Added by Terry Rudyk on May 26, 2010 at 2:46pm — 4 Comments

The Difference Between Wood Species For Your Home



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Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on May 26, 2010 at 10:43am — No Comments

"Handcrafted" Picnic tables, Coffee tables and Benches!

Just in time for the picnic season! We have created "Works of Art" from West Virginia white pine. Picnic tables, solid 3" thick tops and seats. This table is 16' long, invite family, friends and neighbors to the barbie-q!

More eye candy! http://tamaracklogandtimberhomes.com/handcrafted_tables.html…

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Added by Tim Bullock on May 25, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

PrecisionCraft Log Homes Celebrates its 20 Year Anniversary

PrecisionCraft Log Homes & Timber Frame, the industry leader in the design, manufacturing and construction of custom mountain style homes, is celebrating its twenty year anniversary today. Since its founding on May 21, 1990, PrecisionCraft has worked diligently to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction by delivering the best in customer service, creative design, product quality and construction solutions. In doing so, PrecisionCraft… Continue

Added by PrecisionCraft on May 21, 2010 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Log Cabin Home Decor

For those of you who have just purchased a log cabin or who are looking into it, part of the appeal is the entire ambiance that this type of home provides. If you want to get the full effect, then you need to think beyond the exterior and consider the furnishings and interior decorations that you put into your log cabin.



I’ve put together a list of decor ideas for log homes, and they can help you get started towards completing the whole… Continue

Added by Dave Brown on May 20, 2010 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Log Home Dream On The Greens Tour

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e2syxjui38f4ca89 BW Log Home Construction is Proud to Announce their Open House Tour of 7 Custom Log/Timber Frame Homes all built by BW Construction on the prestigious Alderbrook Golf Course along Hood Canal in Union, WA. Price includes 2 for 1 golf coupons & also Hood Canal Adventure coupons, Log Home Planning Guide & CD, Prize Drawing &… Continue

Added by Diana Osborne on May 14, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Satterwhite Loghome Seminar

My husband and I attended the Satterwhite seminar in Longview, TX and were very impressed. If you get a chance to go I would highly recommend it. We got to tour about 9 homes plus learned alot about what goes into building a log home. I can't wait to get started on ours!

Added by MaryBeth Leamon on May 14, 2010 at 1:18pm — No Comments

corn cob blasting

Is it possible for a diy'er to corn blast,himself.The company of the sand blaster I have say's yes and the company of the corn cobs say's yes.I have access to a big pull behind compressor with an cfm rating high enough.Has anyone tried it.Would like all input.

Added by jeff on May 11, 2010 at 7:06pm — 2 Comments

Improve your Life and your Home with Feng Shui Design

Written by: Stephanie Gauthier

Resident Interior Designer at Wisconsin Log Homes

Ancient Asian feng shui design principals emphasize creating a harmonious environment by blending both man-made and natural…

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Added by Wisconsin Log Homes, Inc. on May 11, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Let the fun begin!

Alright! I can't wait to get going on my log home. I'm in love with the owner built log home, and I love the scribe fit homes. First... I have to get through what's some of the scariest things to me -- finances.



I've known that I've wanted a log home for a long time. I'm not exactly positive what the acorn that sparked it was. Maybe it was the Lindal Cedar Homes Dream Book that my father had when he considered building one, or maybe it was the cool home our family friends had in the… Continue

Added by Doug Smith on May 11, 2010 at 9:34am — 2 Comments

Buffalo Decor'

Please help with our decorating! We are just moving into our cabin on the Buffalo River, in Buffalo County Wisconsin. I am a former Mondovi Buffalo - so I would love some Buffalo theme decor in our new (to us) log cabin. Any ideas on where to look?

Bill Ward

Log Cabin Airport

Added by Bill Ward on May 7, 2010 at 8:50am — 3 Comments

Land Buying Tips: Finding the Perfect Spot for Your Log Home

Majestic Ridgelines Inspire Great Log Homes



In an interview with Log Home Living, Jim Young, President of PrecisionCraft Log Homes gives his advice to future log home owners on buying land. This interview, packed full of good land buying tips, is featured in Log Home Living's 2010 Annual Buyer's Guide. Below is the original interview in its raw format.

Log Home Living: Really briefly, can you…

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Added by PrecisionCraft on May 4, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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