This book outlines what every owner-contractor needs to know before beginning a dream log home -- getting started; comparing price quotes; researching on the Internet; choosing an architect; planning the site, road, well, and septic systems; finding and managing subcontractors; and scheduling and controlling costs. The author also explores the myths and realities of log home life, including maintenance and energy efficiency.SHRINKING AND SETTLEMENT Log homes are structurally unlike conventional homes. Large timbers behave very differently ... Before you panic, understand that drying and settlement are not problems in themselves. (Even stick-built homes, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Log Homes Made Easy|
|Publisher||:||Stackpole Books - 2000|