Cherry Tree Planting 2

Surprise! we added a shed roof and Porch.

Backing up a bit, here is a little video clip that I took when we were nailing the upper floor.

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Planting a Cherry Tree

First you dig the Holes

Then you add Re-bar and Concrete

Install the treated beams

Nail down the deck and subflooring

Now, Tip up the walls

Don't forget the Hardware....

and more hardware....Then nail down the second level floor.Get the roof on and install windows and sidingSurprise! we added a shed roof and Porch.

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Log Home Directory

Log Home Directory is a leading source for log home information for shoppers and owners of log and timber frame homes and log cabins. Find architects, dealers, builders, manufacturers, floor plans, renovation and DIY maintenance information,   Visit the Log Home Directory!    and see us featured there!

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Try the Zermatt walk through — 4 MB.

Our standard visual aid is for our clients is this wonderful walk-through program.  I compress an executable file of the current model and email it to my client with a pdf of the plan and a list of changes that have been made.
Click here to download the 4MB. file of a recent example of a work in progress.   Here is a screen shot of the orthographic view.

you get this view if you hit F8 on your keyboard. Here are the instructions for using the Zermatt walk through program.
The home is a work in progress so there will be some things that will change.
Have fun!! It is like playing a video game. Let me know if you have any trouble. You need a windows machine to run it and a video card with at least 256mb.

Wenatchee Walkthrough

Wenatchee Walkthrough

Here is another great log home – the Wenatchee– Have fun walking through.

Down load here.. Free..

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Nice Entry

Since my photo went up on the featured spot, I thought I would explain a little more about it.

I didn’t want you to think that they had to make a door that fit into that pointy arch.

The frame wall is set back 2′-10″ from the log wall and goes all the way to the roof.

There is a settling detail at the roof line. Since there is no roof bearing on this wall,

the space can be opened up nicely with glazing if desired and/or an 8′ high door

with a transume to bring the light in.


I am showing stone in the upper portion of the wall

but there could be glazing up in there for an interesting view

from the inside out toward the log work and the sky beyond.

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Masonry Heaters

What do you all think of Masonry Heaters for log homes and timber frame homes?

I mean substituting these masonry units in the place of our traditional open fireplaces.
The variety of style is amazing.


Check out all the different creative ways to build these units.
What do you think??
I haven’t see any of these out west yet.
Do any of you in the Neighborhood have experience with these?

In my opinion, they are the way to go for heating your home with wood.

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