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    LHBA Member etd66ss's Avatar
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    I'm hoping logs come much cheaper than this?

    So out of curiosity I have been contacting places about un-peeled logs for a log home, I came across Aker Woods Co. Here are the prices they gave me: http://www.akerwoods.com/prices.html

    I hear all the talk on this website about free logs, or $2 per log etc. I guess I'm barking up the wrong tree for the log prices so far?

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    I routinely pay $200-250 a log for 40 logs with a 14" top and 20"+ bottom for my builds
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    Quote Originally Posted by rckclmbr428 View Post
    I routinely pay $200-250 a log for 40 logs with a 14" top and 20"+ bottom for my builds
    Is that 40 ft logs?

    So when a logging company states a log is 16" diameter. Is that the small end, the large end, or the average?

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    I traded labor (thinning 50 acres) for my logs. They were big, ugly Ponderosa Pines and we really like them. Had to pay to haul them 3 hours to my place. Next time I think I'll just find some closer, really pretty, Doug Fir or Cedar and pay market price for them.

    A lot depends on location and how much chasing loggers you do. In the end, it'll cost whatever you can make it cost and it'll be a bargain even if you pay too much. It is exactly the same as any other part of the build... You just do it and pay as you go and somehow you avoid bankruptcy and nobody starves. The Grandkids will wonder how you did it and think you are some kinda hero or something.
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    The logs that you linked to are about 50% higher than I expected...
    I believe they are talking tops... all real log people understand this.
    You need to find where they get their logs...
    I paid $200 bucks for a 12 inch 40 foot log... Which I believe is the ideal size.
    The really low prices for logs comes from someone that does not value them like the government bug killed or fire killed logs.
    My logs were from a tree farm where they really like logs, hence I paid $925 for a 1000 board feet...

    OBTW, one member used bug killed logs and they were great!
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    You're doing what's called, "thinking inside the box." Want to guess what you should be doing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rreidnauer View Post
    You're doing what's called, "thinking inside the box." Want to guess what you should be doing?
    Yeah I know. I have felled over 1000 trees myself at my land, I know what logging involves. I think I'd prefer to have a truck drop them off, but not if it will cost me what's on that website.

    I guess I am confused by the Aker Woods Co. answer to my inquiry. I asked for the price on 120 logs, 38ft long, 12in min on the small end. This is what I got back: "Those are very big logs. It will take six trips to haul them, and I can quote them at $3375 per load. "

    That totals $20,250 for all the logs delivered. Yet when I use the prices on the website, I am getting $39,960 before shipping costs. So, somewhat confused.

    What I would like to pay for all the logs I need is under $10,000, but maybe I'm dreaming.

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    I don't think you're dreaming. I personally know one member who got his for under $7k. I'm still looking myself, budgeted $15k, but of course, hoping for under $10k.
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    Ok, haha, that $20,500 was just for the shipping. Time to start looking outside the box I suppose...

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    Wow!!!!!!!
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