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 Post subject: Log Cabin Kits
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:41 pm 
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Shot in the dark...anyone have a log cabin built from a kit company?

I'm contemplating a new build project, being my own General Contractor, but just wondering if there are headaches that I can't even imagine. I'm Ok with the general knowledge of building and permits, but don't know enough about the specifics of a log cabin build to know if I'd be in over my head.

I'd likely start with a weather-tight shell package then sub out interior construction. The cost savings is minimal, but with only 1 layer of material (instead of studs, OSB/plywood, Siding, insulation, drywall and paint), the labor savings should be significant.

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 Post subject: Re: Log Cabin Kits
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:18 pm 
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My dad did. I think he got his through Southland Log Homes. It's not very big...maybe 1200 sq feet...but he said it was easy-peasy. He's an engineer though...


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 Post subject: Re: Log Cabin Kits
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:54 pm 
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wab wrote:
My dad did. I think he got his through Southland Log Homes. It's not very big...maybe 1200 sq feet...but he said it was easy-peasy. He's an engineer though...


That's not very big? That's the size of my house!

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 Post subject: Re: Log Cabin Kits
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:47 pm 
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No I have seen them. Friend of mine made one. I want to build one myself one day. If you work construction though I don't think it would be out of your abilities. I think the kits are fairly simplistic, but you may have to rework some joints to fit.

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 Post subject: Re: Log Cabin Kits
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:16 pm 
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mmmc_35 wrote:
No I have seen them. Friend of mine made one. I want to build one myself one day. If you work construction though I don't think it would be out of your abilities. I think the kits are fairly simplistic, but you may have to rework some joints to fit.

Malik do you live in a cracker jack box?


We have small houses over here, 1200 square feet would be well over average!

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