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    My wife and I are finally starting our log cabin project. We went out to our property last summer and cleared a lot to build on. Now we are starting to collect supplies and we are planning on starting to haul them out by snow machine this winter. I plan on taking photos of the project throughout various stages and posting updates on this thread. Here is a picture of the logs we just had milled from a friend of mine up in Willow, Ramey Smyth. He did a fantastic job for us. He milled up 1200 linear feet of 3-sided 8-inch logs. He also peeled them and beveled the edges. I am very pleased with the way they turned out. My wife and I hauled all of our logs to our house this weekend. We are planning on letting them season this year and hauling them out next year. They are still green and they are heavy! There are in various sizes of 12', 10', and 8' long. I am estimating the 12 footers are about 190-200 lbs., the 10 footers are about 160-170 lbs., and the 8 footers are about 130-140 lbs. Any guesses as to how much weight they will lose after they season? Comments and questions and advice are welcomed.






  • #2
    Ramey's also a great log home builder. A few years ago my daughter and myself had him show us a few homes he had built as we were considering having him build us a log home outside of Big Lake.
    Last edited by kingfisherktn; 09-28-2014, 19:49.
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    • #3
      Looking great. We plan on doing the same thing one day.
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      • #4
        That's awesome! I hope to be in the same spot that you are in at this time next year. Good luck with the haul out/ build.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kingfisherktn View Post
          Ramey's also a great log home builder. A few years ago my daughter and myself had him show us a few homes he had built as we were considering having him build us a log home outside of Big Lake.
          Yes he is an excellent log builder. I've known Ramey for quite awhile. He and I used to guide together. He's honest and dependable. I highly recommend him if anyone is looking to build a log cabin. He makes the scribe fit logs as well as the 3-sided logs like I bought. His craftsmanship is some of the best I've seen and his rates are very reasonable.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bushwhack Jack View Post
            Yes he is an excellent log builder. I've known Ramey for quite awhile. He and I used to guide together. He's honest and dependable. I highly recommend him if anyone is looking to build a log cabin. He makes the scribe fit logs as well as the 3-sided logs like I bought. His craftsmanship is some of the best I've seen and his rates are very reasonable.
            We were looking at his scribed log homes and I agree the craftsmanship was excellent and prices were reasonable.
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            • #7
              Jack, If it were my logs I would leave a little more spacing so to get more air flow through the logs .If they are green you could get some mold where they are in contact. Like the flat areas. But you have a fine looking cabin setting there in the rough. It will be a lot of fun in building it.

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              • #8
                Bushwack:
                Question if you don't mind- what are the dimensions of your cabin? I have been clearing my cabin site and will be looking forward to seeing your project come together.
                BEE

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Big Bend View Post
                  Jack, If it were my logs I would leave a little more spacing so to get more air flow through the logs .If they are green you could get some mold where they are in contact. Like the flat areas. But you have a fine looking cabin setting there in the rough. It will be a lot of fun in building it.
                  Thanks for the tips Big Bend. Great advice. I will have to think about how to create the air flow between the flat edges. I did my best to stack the round edges against the flat sides whenever possible to try to create some airflow. I was concerned with not having enough room to stack them if over spaced them. Right now, most of my usable back yard is filled up with logs.

                  Originally posted by AKBEE View Post
                  Bushwack:
                  Question if you don't mind- what are the dimensions of your cabin? I have been clearing my cabin site and will be looking forward to seeing your project come together.
                  BEE
                  Hey AKBEE. We are building a 16 x 20 cabin with 10 foot walls and a loft. I plan on framing in my gables.

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                  • #10
                    I let my logs dry for a year under a tarp that let the wind blow thru, then I stained the complete log all sides, I think this will help the logs stay the color I want them for a long time. If you let the sun and weather get to them they will all turn gray on the exposed surfaces.

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                    • #11
                      Bushwack:
                      16x20 sounds perfect for what we are planning as well. I stopped and spoke to Smythe and was surprised how nice and willing to tork with me he was for being interrupted in the middle of his day. I sure look forward to seeing your project coming together! So much to learn from members on here. We are finishing our site and will put up a starter cabin next year to eventually use as a storage shed- then build what we really want later.
                      Stay safe,
                      BEE

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                      • #12
                        On the flip side if it is covered in logs you will not have to mow the grass next summer. On the drying I would think that you could come up with a bunch of what they call stickers it is just cull type of like 1x2 from a saw mill you would only need them when you reversed directions you could get by with 3 under each row. One at each end and one it the middle .I think that they would stay stright and still dry with the increased air flow. Of course you would want to cover them before the snow settled down in them.

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                        • #13
                          Perhaps not of any concern - but could the little bit of overhang you have on some of the logs lend itself to warpage? It sure would make it harder to put up if some of the ends don't stay straight.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by AKBEE View Post
                            Bushwack:
                            16x20 sounds perfect for what we are planning as well. I stopped and spoke to Smythe and was surprised how nice and willing to tork with me he was for being interrupted in the middle of his day. I sure look forward to seeing your project coming together! So much to learn from members on here. We are finishing our site and will put up a starter cabin next year to eventually use as a storage shed- then build what we really want later.
                            Stay safe,
                            BEE
                            Careful with that plan. We did something similar over 5 years ago and we are still in the "storage shed." In fact, I had to build another storage shed to put stuff in.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by NRick View Post
                              Careful with that plan. We did something similar over 5 years ago and we are still in the "storage shed." In fact, I had to build another storage shed to put stuff in.
                              That is funny! With that in mind I think I will make the starter better built than originally planned!!

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