There's something magical about the outdoors in the summertime. Having essentially grown up on lakes, I always seem to associate the months of July and August with boating, tubing and water skiing. I find solace relaxing on a deck, and listening to the sounds of fish jump in and out of water. And, of course,…Continue
Added by Whitney Richardson on June 26, 2013 at 3:58pm — No Comments
Offering a timeless simplicity and functionality, Post and Beam log houses are becoming an appealing alternative to the traditional full scribe log homes. With about 75% of all Artisan log homes being post and beam construction, this style of log home is ideal for…Continue
Added by Artisan Log and Timber Homes on June 25, 2013 at 4:44pm — No Comments
I have watched, every aspect of log home manufacturers, management, over the years. I have seen many go out of business, through bankruptcy, whatever reason??? There are four companies, that have had the same Director of Dealer sales, and all four have gone under. Amerlink,( read news reports) went out, now I don't know if they re started under a different name or not, then there was Tennessee Log Homes,(bbb report) then Kuhns Brothers I have read (news articles) stopped their log home…Continue
People often ask me what the advantages are of living in a log cabin home. Because I lived in Florida and now live in South Carolina, I tell them that for safety sake, as well as other personal reasons, my custom log home will weather most any storm and survive where frame homes and brick homes will not.
Added by Donald Parsons on June 14, 2013 at 9:39am — No Comments
My wife and I have decided on the "corner/log style" of our log home. We like the saddlenotch style because it starts with a full log all the way around the foundation instead of 2 full logs and 2 half logs to begin the initial course of logs. It's just a cleaner look in our eyes.
Gastineau, Honest Abe and Appalachian Log Structures offer such a corner. All are members of the Log Home Council which is important to me (us).
Is anyone aware of any other manufacture that offers…Continue
I had a good side nandina "fire power" bush growing for last 3 years.. Suddenly this year something has been knawing at the bark and broke the plant off close to it's base. It is in my front yard and haven't seen any animals around it. I have a matching bush on the other side of front steps and it is fine...
Any idea on what could have done this and what I can do to prevent it from getting to my 5-6 other nandina bushes??
Added by Pat Watters on June 7, 2013 at 2:39pm — No Comments
I recently purchased a log home back in August, and I need to wash and re-seal the logs. I am looking for a safe and environmentally friendly logwash and sealant. I am new to all this and would love some advice. The companies that I have contacted to come out and do it basically told me it would be more cost effective for me to do it myself... where do I start? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Happy Memorial Day Long weekend! We, at Timber Block hope you have a wonderful long weekend! We wanted to share our favorite recipes with you to help create the perfect barbecue event!
We all got together, and shared our favorite barbecue recipes. First, our main dish....our pick?
Sweet Cola Ribs…Continue
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While getting started on the plans for your new log home, part of your plans will have to include landscape design.
There are many things to think about when planning your landscaping project! Do you entertain a lot, and want plenty of green space? Do you want it smaller and cozy? Do you like to garden?
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The Treehouse is finished and awaiting finish. The roof is an EDPM membrane, the flooring is all ERC, the logs are Honey Locust and the other members are white pine. Note the double hinged entry to the upper level. Enjoy,
Tim Bullock www.tamaracklogandtimberhomes.com…Continue
When prospective cabin and log-home owners first begin to look at all the options available to them, it can be a little daunting. To start, it’s a custom building project, which is very different from the standard home purchase to which most people are accustomed. Logs are also a different building product than most homeowners are accustomed to in terms of construction technique and design aesthetic — which, of course, is part of the draw of building with them in the first…Continue
Added by Whitney Richardson on April 24, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments
Bob Dylan has a touring schedule that would be grueling for a man half his age. He was in California on Saturday, New York on Sunday, and is in Richmond on Tuesday. He can't be in it for the money.
Added by John Duke on April 16, 2013 at 1:16am — No Comments
Hello Folks, Love the blog on square foot pricing. As a Dealer/Builder that question is usually the first one asked. I don't easily volunteer that information except to say that all log homes are custom and can vary according to the bells and whistles. We like to help them find a design so that we can give them a turnkey estimate. Our package supplies all the components needed to build up to cabinets and mechanicals. The package price reflects close to one third of total costs to build a…Continue
Added by James W. Harbin on April 9, 2013 at 12:36pm — No Comments
That, of course, is the million-dollar question for any prospective cabin owner. It's usually followed up with an inquiry on the cost per square foot. The problem with trying to quote flat numbers in regard to custom-home building is exactly that — it's a custom project, which means it's susceptible to any number of variables, from the design you chose to the finishing touches you select.
I had the opportunity to chat with a number of company representatives at the Log & Timber…Continue
Added by Whitney Richardson on April 8, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments
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 or materials. When trying to compare “apples to apples” you soon learn that it is a virtually impossible task since the material packages are different as…Continue
Added by Donald Parsons on April 5, 2013 at 11:54am — No Comments
by Aaron Moore
From the mountain ranges of Show Low to the pine forests around Payson, you have a host of beautiful options for building a Handcrafted Cedar Log Home in Arizona. This southwestern State is home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the United States.
If you've been thinking about designing a log home in Arizona with your husband or wife,…Continue
Added by Moore Log and Timber Homes on April 4, 2013 at 6:02pm — No Comments
by Aaron Moore
With its mountainous terrain and wide range of ideal weather, Colorado is a popular destination for second home owners and retirees looking for a change of lifestyle. For many, living in a handcrafted cedar log home is a part of that. …Continue
Added by Moore Log and Timber Homes on April 4, 2013 at 5:42pm — No Comments
Reading the posts about the different blasting media on here I see a lot about cob, glass and in smaller degree sand.
Has anyone here ever tried soda blasting? Pros? Cons?