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Interior Design: Granite or Concrete Countertops?

Today's Timber Block blog talks about kitchen (or bathroom, or laundry room - or whichever room you have countertops!) countertops, and the choice of upgrading to something such as granite or the growing-in-popularity concrete countertops!

Many times, granite is a top choice when planning your countertops. It’s beautiful, there are many choices of color and design, it’s durable and it lasts.  In fact, it’s almost something everyone talks about when looking at the interior…

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Added by Timber Block on July 24, 2014 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Celebrate National Log Cabin Month with Appalachian Log Structures

On June 7th 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives formally recognized the log home industry in the United States.

"America’s log cabin industry as a quintessential symbol of the American pioneering spirit, embodying America’s strength and ingenuity," said Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI) in the Congressional Record.

"Log cabins, whether used for recreation or as primary residences, are economically sustainable,…

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Added by Donald Parsons on July 16, 2014 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

HGTV's Log Cabin Living TV Show Casting Call

Hello! 
My name is Rebecca McKenna and I'm producer with Warm Springs Productions. We are producing a new show on HGTV called, Log Cabin Living. We are looking for log cabin buyers (or those that have already purchased/closed within the past year) and Realtors to be featured on the show. There is no cost to the Realtor - just a great opportunity to be highlighted on HGTV! 
I can email you a flier and application should you be interested or have any connections that…
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Added by Rebecca McKenna on July 11, 2014 at 11:57pm — 1 Comment

soy based timber stain/preservative

Anyone have experience with this?

Added by Howard mock on July 5, 2014 at 5:20pm — No Comments

National Geographic Looking for People who want a Log Home!

This brand-new series on the National Geographic Channel will follow clients from start to finish as they work with a nationally renowned log cabin expert to create a new home, an addition to a residence, a total overhaul or renovation, a weekend retreat, a quirky log shack, hunting lodge, or even a sweet getaway for a pampered pooch.…

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Added by J. R. Guillory on June 20, 2014 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Are Your Log Homes to Code?

From the NAHB website - an informative article about Log Home building codes.

By Rob Pickett, Rob Pickett & Associates

Log homes. They spark the imagination with images of pioneers, ax in hand, clearing the land and using the very trees they fell to…

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Added by Donald Parsons on June 2, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments

Log Homes that Are Painted Instead of Stained- Edmunds and Company Log Home Restorations- Wisconsin/ Minnesota

June 1, 2014 by

Logs that have paint on them instead of stain often cause log home owners big headaches. Paint is not the best choice as a finish because it does not allow the logs to breathe. A quality log home stain is your best choice to ensure healthy logs and…

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Added by Matt Edmunds - Edmunds and Co. on June 1, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments

WHERE DOSE ONE FIND A WINDOW DETAIL ?

We have  six windows and 2 doors to cut into are full scribed log home

   I hope  there is someone or some place I can find this detail  that uses a chamfer cut on the outside of the log  that will flush up to  the window buck.  I have  seen pictures of this  but no details to be…

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Added by marty glass on May 22, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Black stuff on your logs: is it really mold or mildew?

Not all black spots on your logs or deck are mold and mildew.

Learn more here.

Added by CharisB on May 22, 2014 at 3:49pm — No Comments

The Ponderosa II named Historic Landmark in Mesa, Arizona

The Ponderosa II, built by Lorne Greene in 1963, is a replica of Bonanza’s Ponderosa Ranch House set. It is located in Mesa, AZ.  My wife, Louise, and I acquired the house 3 years ago.  It had been remodeled over the years, mostly paint and floor coverings, and we have been restoring the house to the way it looked when it was first built.  It turned 50-years old in 2013, which qualified it for landmark status so we applied for, and recently obtained, Historic Landmark status for the…

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Added by Tom Swann on May 22, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments

Pioneer Siding Guide


free buyers guide ebook

Added by Richard Gunst on May 12, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Timberhaven Log Homes / G Log Homes Open House

We are having an open house at our model on Sunday, April 6th from 2pm to 4pm.  This is a great chance to see our log product, get information about our log packages, learn what Timberhaven has to offer, and ask questions.  It's very informal and relaxed.  We hope you come!

 

Check out our website www.gloghomes.com to see directions and contact information.

Mary & Phil Girton

Added by Mary Girton on March 18, 2014 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Log room challenge for the sheet rock guys.

This didn't even slow them down.

Added by Chris Parker on March 16, 2014 at 11:53pm — No Comments

8 Stratigies For Reducing Log Home Construction Costs

In addition to being a motivation for much of what we do, money is energy. It enables us to go places and do things, including taking care of our families or buying and building a new home. Most of us have a finite amount of this energy, mainly through long years of hard work, patient savings and perhaps the sale of a…

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Added by Donald Parsons on March 7, 2014 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

I've added a new facebook page so you can see our progress

Construction is pushing forward as fast as possible.  The back decks are completed and the type of railing has been chosen. The sound proofing insulation has been installed and it seems today is the day for sheet rock to begin.  We are racing to complete construction to the point of occupancy before our 1 year lease is up April 30.

Please visit and "like" our new facebook page.  It shows what our house was designed to be.…

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Added by Chris Parker on March 3, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

A dog made for winter

How has winter been treating you this season? We've been pummeled in northern Michigan. In the area where our log home is located, we are well over 150 + inches of total snowfall.  Today was -26 degrees! Ouch! Our Bernese Mountain Dog named Scout is loving it.  I have to practically pick her up to carry her into the house because she doesn't want to come inside.  Me? I'm ready for Spring.  Bring it!…

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Added by Shelley Martinez on March 3, 2014 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Clear non-slip surface on stairs

I am sanding my Douglas Fir stairs to my loft. I plan on Danish oiling them when I finish. Is there a product out there that is a clear rubber or latex that has some sort of unobtrusive particulate to coat them to make them non-slippery?

Added by Scott Green on February 24, 2014 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Update #5 Little Log House on the Hill blog- WV

http://littleloghouse.blogspot.com/

Hope everyone is staying warm with all this snow. We have 20 inches here in central WV!

Enjoy the blog update!

Sherri

                                My log house is on my…

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Added by Sherri Brake Queener on February 13, 2014 at 9:23pm — 1 Comment

New updates to Our Log House on the Hill Blog

From the hills of central West Virginia I am battling frigid temps and winter boredom. (I am supposed to be writing in my soon to be published book shhhhh.....)

Updates to our blog:

http://littleloghouse.blogspot.com/2014/01/update-2.html…

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Added by Sherri Brake Queener on January 30, 2014 at 6:16pm — No Comments

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