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    The whole state was logged from 1880s to 1940s....

    The whole state was logged from 1880s to 1940s. In late 40s may be early 50s, Michigan governor flew over the state and was appalled at the deforestation. So, he initiated a program where you could...
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    When you are buying, try acquiring land with...

    When you are buying, try acquiring land with enough logs (around 100 standing pine trees, red or white) to build a home, regardless if the land been logged or not. When purchasing, walk the land,...
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    Should not have any problems. I'm in Traverse...

    Should not have any problems. I'm in Traverse City area, but building out of town in Benzie Co. very easy to work with.
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    I'm around this area. I live in Traverse City,...

    I'm around this area. I live in Traverse City, building in Benzie county. I was like you, questioning everything on this site. Going to other sites, collecting pics of scribed homes, stopping at log...
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    Welcome Phil. Glad to have u join the family of...

    Welcome Phil. Glad to have u join the family of builders. If you ever make it to around Traverse City, contact me. There are few members up here that have built or planning on building.

    Where is...
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    Welcome to the family Lindseys.

    Welcome to the family Lindseys.
  7. Yes me too.

    Yes me too.
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    Happy Bday LHN.

    Happy Bday LHN.
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    Yeah, the Snooky Shack owner.

    Yeah, the Snooky Shack owner.
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    I would use B and T

    I would use B and T
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    Besides free materials, it might be easier to...

    Besides free materials, it might be easier to build one LHBA style.
  12. Thread: Timing

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    I agree with all of the above, but with one or...

    I agree with all of the above, but with one or two more suggestions. 1) Get the land with bigger trees (pine or straight poplar is OK), I'm big on land with your own building materials on it. 2)...
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    Very cool indeed.

    Very cool indeed.
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    I purchased a bundle pack (all three sizes with...

    I purchased a bundle pack (all three sizes with shed and garage) for $900. And it was well worth it. I do agree with some comments about being too detailed on first few pages. It's a technical data...
  15. Lol LHN. Probably.

    Lol LHN. Probably.
  16. I built a little one first, 10x10 with roof...

    I built a little one first, 10x10 with roof overhang. It is my storage. But if I was single/no kids, I would stay there....
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    Hhhmmmmmmmm.

    Hhhmmmmmmmm.
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    Yep. I had a pleasure of stopping by and taking a...

    Yep. I had a pleasure of stopping by and taking a gander. Loved catching up with Ronnie. Boy, do these guys work hard. And this place is MASSIVE.
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    I'm in MI. Im building with smaller logs they are...

    I'm in MI. Im building with smaller logs they are everage 9.8 inches thick, 12" bottoms and 7" tops. The question is: would I split it in half to conserve the wood? The answer is: NEVER. It would not...
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    Oh yeah, here is a teaser....

    Oh yeah, here is a teaser.
    http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee382/ivanshayka/Log%20Home%20-%20Practice%20Shed/IMAG0612.jpg
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    It took me from 2005 (or maybe 2006) until 2011...

    It took me from 2005 (or maybe 2006) until 2011 to take class. No matter how long you wait, just remember this: LHBA style is the best, let me break it down.

    1) Methods are the simplest in log...
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    And your roof

    And your roof
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    Thank you Rod. Sawmill, it's 10 x 10 with 5x10...

    Thank you Rod. Sawmill, it's 10 x 10 with 5x10 porch (could be 4.5'x10, I forgot the dimension of the porch).
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    My shed, shabin came out to a range between...

    My shed, shabin came out to a range between $800-1100. I did not pay a whole lot of attention to detailed amount. I know it was cheap. About $500 of it was metal roofing....
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    It depends how fast you work. Are u cutting your...

    It depends how fast you work. Are u cutting your own trees?. Doing ur own foundation? Are u doing everything yourself? Give us some details.

    PS. I full heartedly agree with LHN.
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