House Walls Are Up

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by herfrds, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. herfrds

    herfrds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2010
    Told everyone about our building a log house.
    well the builders got the walls up yesterday.

    Almost all up, east side

    South wall. The extra long logs will have roofing trusses on them to provide shade for that side.

    Mud room entry and 3/4 bath room area

    kitchen area

    view out our bedroom window.

    The builders are cutting out the window and door areas today and are going to frame the inside walls.
    Roof trusses are suppose to be here on Monday and so are the windows.
    Had a small argument with the window company. Guy told me that the roof trusses need to be on the walls and load bearing before the windows can be installed. Builder said that is not true.
    So who do I listen to? A guy who sits in an office all day and sells windows? Or the guy that makes his living building log homes?
    I'm listening to my builder.
  2. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
    How neat! Looking forward to seeing progressive pics! [​IMG]
  3. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    absolutely beautiful! I love log houses, they are so pretty. About how many Sq ft is it going to wind up being?
  4. Unclebean

    Unclebean Rest in Peace 1977-2013

    Jun 10, 2010
    Tower City, PA
    Wow very nice! Keep the updates coming.
  5. herfrds

    herfrds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2010
    It's total sqft is 4608.
    Each level is 2304 sqft.

    Got a storage room in the basement just for my canning supplies. Plumber talked me into a sink down there too.
    Both kids rooms are in the basement.
    Got the master bedroom and an office on the main level. Got a full and 3/4 bath on the main level too.
    a full bath is down stairs too. Plumber told me it was so big we could put a couch in it. [​IMG]
    More for a handicap use for in our later years.

    Now the hard part. Picking a stain color. Haven't decided yet if we are going to stain the interior or just sand it and put on a clear coat.
  6. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    That looks great! And what a view!

  7. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Nice! How about a danish oil type interior finish - a clear coat that breathes and ages with the wood over time, and can be re applied if desired. Did the upstairs t&g pine walls that way - 20 yrs later, a warm, reddish honey color.
  8. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Oh it is looking so gorgeous! *dreamy sigh* Someday.... [​IMG]
  9. herfrds

    herfrds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2010
    Here's some more pictures of the interior.

    The stairs. Yes my birds were "visiting" until I chased them out

    Master bedroom

    Pantry and coat closet together

    3/4 bathroom

    Office next to the master bedroom

    Wall between the living room and kitchen. Will put the entertainment center on it.

    builders surprised us this morning with a gift. Turns out they give one to every homeowner that hires them.


    now to decide if we are going to put in our bedroom, on the porch outside our bedroom or in the living room.
  10. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    [​IMG] [​IMG]: [​IMG] I wouldn't have a CLUE what to do with that much space.... [​IMG]

    I don't know if this is going to work, but here's a slideshow of the home hubby and I built... with no help...
    You should be able to click on it and watch....
    It's 16x24 and approximately 500sf.


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