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New Here--Vertical Log Buildings
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Tirebiter    Posted 03-13-2001 at 16:42:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi everyone I live in Washington State.We are planning to build a vertical log cabin in Montana Have many good logs that are too short for the regular type building.Anyone ever built like this? Here is a site with photos http://www.loghomes.co.za/ Plan to be living in an off-grid cabin in MT by next winter Going next month.Like your forum.You guys seem like the real deal.That round house is great! Thanks Tirebiter and trusty dog Sparky


Sharon Snyder    Posted 11-08-2006 at 19:50:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My Father and Mother built vertical log cabins when I was a growing up. Lodge poll's and buzz saw's were part of my childhood. My father was born on a MT homstead, settled by my grandfather who came to America with $5.00 and a hatchet.

What would you like to know?


michelle tweedy    Posted 04-06-2006 at 10:11:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a book for you. I found this in our library at University of Arkansas- Fort Smith. "The Vertical Log Cabin" by Rolfe Foxwell. It is an old book, very informative. I hope this helps you. Please pass on any information you find. I have found limited resources.


Rob Varey    Posted 01-28-2002 at 13:16:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Try www.vertical-log-courses-homes.net


Ken Stiritz    Posted 08-22-2002 at 00:25:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Rob I have been trying to find you I lost your phone #. Ken Stiritz
I want to see how much to build a small log cabin on my property, verticle style.
Lake County California
707 349 3058


Shilohs Child    Posted 03-18-2001 at 08:22:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Check out this web address. They have many books on alternative (cheap) houses. There is one that I think was wonderful (I copied & pasted the description here. You can find many others like it on that site. I have read this book (and many of the others. They are very on target and very do-able. Though this one in particular is not vertical log - it could be adapted to it. I checked it out of a California library a little over a year ago. Many of these other books might also be helpful. Check your library. Often if they don't have it they can order it. Again - good luck.

How To Build Your Own Log Home For Less Than $15,000 Author Robert L. Williams and his family built a 4,300 square foot house with no previous carpentry experience. He shares his building strategies and techniques, in 36 detailed chapters; you'll learn the essentials of chainsawing and squaring logs, building foundations, constructing walls and rooftops, installing floors, windows and doors, wiring and plumbing, and much more. Williams' engaging, easy-to-follow text is accompanied by numerous photographs and illustrations to guide you every step of the way. 216 pages, paperback. #4003...$20.00


Shilohs Child    Posted 03-17-2001 at 20:36:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have an acquaintance in our area who has built a stockade style (vertical log) home. I was amazed by it when I first saw it. They had cut their time very close. I think it was approximately October. The logs were peeled and ready, but the building didn't start until then. They were completed with roof on by Thanksgiving. They love it and swear it's a great method. I'd try it in a heartbeat if my husband would cooperate.


Tirebiter    Posted 03-17-2001 at 21:41:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Shilos Child-thanks for the reply.Could you tell me what kind of trees they used or maybe why your hubby is against the idea ? ....Tirebiter


Shilohs Child    Posted 03-17-2001 at 21:51:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My hubby just doesn't want to build anything. He's plenty happy where he's at right now. He preferred traditional styles of horizontal log building. He was impressed with the simplicity and fast assembly of the vertical log. Maybe someday I can talk him into a small cabin or something. There's just so many things I want to try and I think I overwhelm him with ideas. He's over 50 now and not wanting to start all these "new projects". I'm not sure exactly what kind of log they used. Lodgepole pine is most commonly used here - though I can't guarantee that's what they used. There's was on a slab. The last time I was over there was probably almost 10 years ago. They were telling me about building it. They were really impressed with the fact that it was so easy to place the logs - no lifting. Just stand them on end and it's done. Hope you give it a try.


Tirebiter    Posted 03-18-2001 at 00:08:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Maybe you should give that husband of yours a break.Anyone who is happy is all right by me! I'm not real big on building either,but have an opportunity to live in a great place.Have limited funds.Lots of short logs.You are the first person who has written to say they have even seen one of these buildings Thanks! I am sure they were common in the old days.The website I posted shows how they still are today. Half-way round the world.The idea makes alot of sense to me. Will build this summer Thanks Shiloh


Shilohs Child    Posted 03-18-2001 at 07:17:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If I remember right you said you live in Washington. So do we. Could it be that you are nearby? Could possibly find out more about them in this area? E-mail me direct.


OhioLogHomeRestoration    Posted 09-30-2008 at 17:43:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Very nice topic on log homes


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