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October 2012 Blog Posts (11)

Plan for Then, Enjoy Now

Problem: Waiting for retirement to build your retirement home delays your enjoyment and could put a strain on your finances. Also, once you retire, you don’t want to wait a year or two to move into your new home or, worse, move into a rental as an intermediate step.

 

Solution: Build your home now and use it as a second home or rental until you can move in full time.

 

• Second homes are big with boomers, especially those nearing…

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Added by Roland Sweet on October 27, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Halloween, Trick or Treat and Appalachian Log Structures

Remember the good old days - when you would put on your home made or store bought costume and walk the neighborhood with your friends trick-or-treating from door to door? We used to use paper bags from the grocery store or pillow cases to hold all the goodies that were…

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Added by Donald Parsons on October 26, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Cabin Curtain Trends

Who would have thought that curtain accessories could change the entire atmosphere of a cabin? But it's not only the curtain that can impact the theme of a space, the accessories can set the tone of your entire home.…

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Added by Robyn Sorenson on October 22, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Getting Ready for the Holidays

Yes, I know, it's not even Halloween yet, and I'm already talking about the holidays. But, in my experience, these major gatherings tend to crop up more quickly than you know it. (Thanksgiving is only 33 days away.) To help readers prepare, we filled our December 2012 issue of Country's Best Cabins with all kinds…

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Added by Whitney Richardson on October 20, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments

New Log Home Project near Baltimore

We have all first floor logs laid and it took three days. Come by and see us. Call 302-249-3485 and we will see you there. Jim and Pam Katahdin Cedar Log Homes

Added by James W. Harbin on October 19, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

On My Honor - Appalachian Log Structures & The Boy Scouts

On my honor, I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

I'm sure there are plenty of you who remember growing up in the "scouts". Whether it…

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Added by Donald Parsons on October 13, 2012 at 11:51am — No Comments

Bark Siding

Has anyone ever attempted to make their own bark siding, any special tools or tricks ? I am aware it should be done in the spring when the sap is at its peak then cured flat on a pallet with steel banding straps would be my guess, they say the old chestnut bark siding used to last forever but of course there was a blight, now most companies are using poplar, all replies are welcome, Thanks G. Beck

Added by Greg Beck on October 8, 2012 at 9:04pm — No Comments

The World Through the Windows of my Log Home

The weather is now cooler and I can work in my home office with the windows open and take advantage of the nice breezes and lower humidity.  I over look a small part of the back lawn and on in to the back 10 acres or so of woods.  Recently a clutch of turkey have been make their morning and evening tour of the back…

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Added by Donald Parsons on October 7, 2012 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Travel Plans

For many, this may be the beginning of a relaxing three-day weekend. Oftentimes, such weekends are preceded by numerous travel deals encouraging you to make last-minute plans for a weekend getaway. If you don't already have plans in place, now may be an excellent time to try out cabin living before delving into a custom building project.

A few nights in a cabin is a great way to test out the different sizes, styles and amenities you might be considering for your dream retreat. Look…

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Added by Whitney Richardson on October 6, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

New Log Home Project near Baltimore

As Katahdin Cedar Log Home Dealer/Builders we are exited to begin our first project. The panelized full basement should start in a week. Anyone who is interested can visit the site during construction. Call Jim at 302-945-6706 for details.

Added by James W. Harbin on October 2, 2012 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Drunk under the harvest moon

Mr. Seals and Robin visited the cabin for a dinner of smoked wild salmon. Robin was raised in Franklin County in an extended family of notorious moonshiners and rum runners celebrated in the novel The Wettest County in the…

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Added by John Duke on October 1, 2012 at 12:06am — No Comments

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