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June 12, 2017
At ten years old, I was handed a Makita circular saw and taught how to properly use it.
November 23, 2016
To make a floating shelf, the best way is to start from the framing.
November 11, 2016
This bedroom, with built in bookshelves as a headboard, features stripped maple saplings as trim pieces and larger pine logs as a door header.
August 6, 2014
Explore an Adirondack camp, a log home, a lakehouse and a contemporary hideaway
May 1, 2004
Site-milled timbers and local river rock transform a house with a simple floor plan into a rustic camp
September 1, 2003
Anyone who has ever done log work knows the problems that come along with peeling and cleaning logs. They are round, which means that they tend to roll off a…
January 1, 1999
I use logs and site-milled timbers in my work, and as I search for which logs to use where, I study the logs for twist. A log or timber with…
September 1, 1996
Any log builder will tell you that keeping logs from rolling around as they are worked is a top priority. Most of the builders that I know use "log dogs,"…
March 1, 1994
Q: I am about to build a western red-cedar log house. The plan calls for a conventionally framed gable roof with horizontal-log gable ends. The problem is that when the end walls…
September 1, 1992
Q: My log cottage, built in 1956, has an impressive fieldstone fireplace and chimney. We have added a woodstove in the fireplace, with a stovepipe that runs up the chimney. In…
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