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    Real cost?!

    Read this in a book called "wilderness Homes", think it still costs this little?

    92 logs for sidewalk and partitions. .. at $.50 $46.00
    20 logs for floor timbers " .50 10.00
    7 logs for floor timbers, second story. .50 3.50
    40 small poles for rafters " .10 4.00
    20 small poles for porch rafters " .10 2.00
    900 feet 7/8in. spruce boards, flooring 15.00 13.50
    1300feet 7/8in. spruce boards, roofing 15.00 19.50
    800 feet hard pine flooring, planed both
    sides 50.00 40.00
    100 feet 2x4 hemlock studding " 13.00 1.30
    3 yellow pine doors " .90 2.70
    1 glazed yellow pine front door 4.50
    12windows 1.00 12.00
    2screen doors " 1.00 2.00
    10,000 shingles " 2.10 21.00
    lObbls.lime " 1.20 12.00
    75 fire bricks " 30.00 2.25
    100 lbs. fire clay " .015 1.50
    2 iron rods for fireplace arch 1.00
    Hardware 3.50
    Zinc for chimney - .50
    Nails 2.50
    10 gals, creosote shingle stain 5.00
    Pamt for window casings, etc., three coats. 2.50
    Stain for floors, etc 1.00
    Screening for windows 1.50Total $215.25

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    well I did have that all spaced out nice and neat so you could see all the numbers. Well is shows individual price and total prices.

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    Those prices are pretty much accurate.... Your experience may vary. Hahahha

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    so logs only cost $.50 and all that can be bought for $215?

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    Is this the book?

    I found a book called -> Wilderness Homes: A Book Of The Log Cabin (1908)
    I think the prices are about right for 103 years ago!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocklock View Post
    I found a book called -> Wilderness Homes: A Book Of The Log Cabin (1908)
    I think the prices are about right for 103 years ago!
    I wonder if I can go back in time somehow ???????

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    Smile logs and cost

    Quote Originally Posted by BarstowRat View Post
    so logs only cost $.50 and all that can be bought for $215?
    I think it would be more accurate to say "so logs CAN only cost $.50...? Every situation is different. Relationships forged and opportunities well placed in life dictate all these prices. I got a $20,000 brand new kitchen for my cabin. All that was necessary was to get it out of the way of the home owner that did not like it. The kitchen is two years old. My logs were free, but only because I knew how to ask. the class taught me a lot of things and these are just a few. I am very thankful for these groups of people in LHBA.
    Last edited by drummer boy; 04-11-2011 at 12:02 PM.

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    A friend of mine is a tree cutter. Told him I may want to talk to him after the June class. Attended a seminar in another city a couple weeks ago and mentioned over lunch about the class. Another attendee gave me her email address and told me she'd come work with me for food and shelter to have the experience. Maybe you really can get free help!

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    I've come across several ads asking for someone to clear the land just to take the logs. And I've had several people/friends offer their services. One in particular is a high school shop teacher. Does it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoutman View Post
    I've come across several ads asking for someone to clear the land just to take the logs. And I've had several people/friends offer their services. One in particular is a high school shop teacher. Does it all.
    Scoutman,
    Wow! That's incredible! Where do you find these ads? Granted you are in GA, and I am across the country, but may give me ideas where to start looking!

    Thanks, Judy Rainey
    San Jose/Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

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