Nowadays, many consumers are ditching a night out at their local watering hole in favor of growing their own hops, brewing their own beer, and even building their own home bars. Building a home bar can make for a simple woodworking project that’s fairly budget friendly.
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When it comes to siding, homeowners and contractors have several different options available for a home or commercial building. There are a handful of siding materials that are most commonly used, including brick, stucco, vinyl siding, log siding, and board and batten.
With the seasons changing, log home owners need to brace themselves for the harsh winter months ahead. This time of year tends to bring a lot of precipitation, and the freezing conditions can be especially hard on log homes.
4-H is the largest youth development organization in Michigan, providing fun, educational opportunities that empower young people with skills to grow current and future leaders, such as Peter Green, owner of Northern Log Supply.
Over the past few years, log homes have become a popular trend among home buyers. According to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the sale of log and timber homes has increased by more than 15 percent over the past eight years.
Log stairs can be a simple, yet eye-catching addition to any log home. While there are many different types of staircase styles you can choose from, the most common design is an open tread staircase made with halved logs.
There are two main styles of log homes: full log home and timber frame home. Think of these two styles as cousins—similar as in they’re both in the log home family, but different in build and appearance.
Forget quaint chapels and country weddings—today’s modern couple wants to get married in a barn. Wedding barns are on the rise, with 15% of couples opting for the wedding barn venue, according to The Knot.
Every log home starts with a freshly cut tree. These “green” logs, as they’re called, look and feel wet and contain lots of moisture. In order for the wood to be ready to be used for siding, railing, staircases, or trusses, it needs time to dry out, so it’s stable in size and grade.