Monday, August 7, 2017

What Is A Bearing Wall?


BEARING WALL: A wall that serves as a support for materials that are supported above it.
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Tar River Log Homes Log Home Term of The Day


ROOF DECKING Plywood or OSB sheathing placed over rafters.
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Introducing The Old Ford Log Home Plan. 1218 Sq Ft, 3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, Pantry, Kitchen, Great Room, Vaulted Ceilings and Exterior Porch.


Monday, May 15, 2017

The Daily Log Home Term


(T&G) TONGUE & GROOVE Carpentry joint in which the jutting edge (tongue) of one board fits into the grooved end of a similar board.
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Friday, March 10, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Daily Log Home Term


CANTILEVER: A projecting beam or joist, not supported at one end, used to support an extension of a structure.
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Monday, March 6, 2017

AIR-DRIED LUMBER


AIR-DRIED LUMBER: Dried by stacking in yards or sheds as opposed to kiln-dried lumber.
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Friday, February 17, 2017

The Tar River Log Homes (Daily Log Home Term)


Air-dried Logs: The method of allowing logs to dry naturally over an extended period, allowing moisture to escape naturally. Logs are considered air-dried when they have been dried in producers’ yards or warehouses for 12 months or more.
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Tar River Log Homes (Daily Log Home Term)


Wood Preservative: Specialized finish formulated to protect wood from the deteriorating effects of wind, rain, sunlight, and attacks by fungus, mold, mildew and insects.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Tar River Log Homes (Daily Log Home Term)


Thermal Resistance: The insulating value of a material. Usually expressed as an R-value, resistance varies among wood species and depends on the density and other qualities of the wood.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Tar River Log Homes (Daily Log Home Term)


Thermal Mass: A property of wood that slows the transfer of heat through a log wall due to the high heat retention capacity of the wall mass.
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Monday, February 13, 2017

The Tar River Log Homes (Daily Log Home Term)


Log Grading: Evaluation of logs Manufactured to a set of specific standards developed to ensure safe and sound construction. In the log home industry, grading is based on standards provided by the Log Home Council of the National Association of Home Builders or a third party, private timber inspection firm. It is important to note that grading standards refer to the structural characteristics of logs and not their appearance. Graded logs are usually stamped or marked by the grader in a specific location at the time of milling.
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Friday, February 10, 2017

The Tar River Log Homes (Daily Log Home Terms)


Linear Footage Logs: Logs that are delivered to a home construction site without pre-cutting of the logs to specific length.
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Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Daily Tar River Log Homes (Log Home Term Of The Day)


Kiln-Dried: Logs that are force-dried in a kiln to approximately 19 percent moisture content. The logs are subjected to heat and humidity in stages to both dry them, set the pitch and help reduce shrinkage.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Tar River Log Homes (Daily Log Home Term)


Gable: The triangular shaped wall at the top of the log wall up to the roof peak. This can be made with logs, log siding or a siding of your choice. If the gable has a large number windows, it is advised to frame the gable and apply siding.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Tar River Log Homes (Daily Log Home Term)


Drip Edge: A lip or protrusion milled on the lower outside edge of logs that forces rainwater to drain down the exterior face of a log wall and past the seams between logs.
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Friday, February 3, 2017

Collar Ties


Collar Tie: Horizontal board or beam between opposing rafters to provide protection against wind uplift, installed in the upper third of the rafters.
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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Pre Cut Saddle Notch Corners


Saddle-Notch: This corner system is also known as saddle cope or round notch. They get their name form the saddle shaped notch cut into the bottom of each log. This notch on the bottom of the top log straddles the top of the log coming from the perpendicular wall. Both logs then extend past the corner, evenly.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pre Cut Dovetail Corners


Corner Styles Dovetail: This corner system is used mainly with square or rectangular logs. The end of each log is cut to produce a fan-shaped wedge. As the logs are stacked the ends of one wall’s logs lock into the perpendicular logs. (we offer dovetails on D logs as well)
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to Continue reading "Chinking"
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Chinking


Chinking: Sealant material used on log homes designed to resemble mortar but remains soft and pliable to keep up with the movement of the logs. Chinking is mainly used in large horizontal joints and is designed to stand out from the logs. Modern synthetic chinking, manufactured to look like traditional chinking, and is similar to caulk but with greater density, flexibility and durability.
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Log Checking


Log Checking: A crack-like opening that forms in a log as it dries. Checks that are ¼ inch or greater and facing upwards should be sealed.http://www.tarriverloghomes.com http://tarriverloghomes.com/logcabinzone/2017/01/30/log-checking/
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Log Checking


Log Checking: A crack-like opening that forms in a log as it dries. Checks that are ¼ inch or greater and facing upwards should be sealed.http://www.tarriverloghomes.com
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Log Checking


Log Checking: A crack-like opening that forms in a log as it dries. Checks that are ¼ inch or greater and facing upwards should be sealed.
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Friday, January 27, 2017

Caulking


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Caulking


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Caulking


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Caulking


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Caulking


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Caulking


Caulking: Sealant used to fill joints between logs. Caulk comes in tubes and is applied in a narrow bead that dries to a tough elastic finish. Caulk is used to seal windows, doors, chimneys and any other location to provide a waterproof seal from exterior elements.http://www.tarriverloghomes.comhttp://tarriverloghomes.com/logcabinzone/2017/01/27/caulking/
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Caulking


Caulking: Sealant used to fill joints between logs. Caulk comes in tubes and is applied in a narrow bead that dries to a tough elastic finish. Caulk is used to seal windows, doors, chimneys and any other location to provide a waterproof seal from exterior elements.http://www.tarriverloghomes.com
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Caulking


Caulking: Sealant used to fill joints between logs. Caulk comes in tubes and is applied in a narrow bead that dries to a tough elastic finish. Caulk is used to seal windows, doors, chimneys and any other location to provide a waterproof seal from exterior elements.
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

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Buck Lumber


Buck Lumber: The framing system, preferred with slip joints cut in the sides, around windows and doors in a log wall that allows for log movement.http://www.tarriverloghomes.com
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Buck Lumber


Buck Lumber: The framing system, preferred with slip joints cut in the sides, around windows and doors in a log wall that allows for log movement.
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Wholesale Log Homes & Affordable Log Homes, Affordable Log Cabin Kits


We Offer Affordable Log Homes For Sale. We Offer Wholesale Log Homes Kits, That Are Both Elegant And Affordable. Priced At Wholesale log cabin kits Every day.
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Daily Log Home Term


Butt Joint: The point at which two logs on the same course join end-to-end.
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A Simple Guide To Log Cabin Kits


So, you've decided to escape the busy life of the big city and retire to the peace and tranquillity of your very own Log Cabin Kit. Now, that you have decided on Log Cabins you have decisions to make about what type of Log Cabin is going to be the right one for you. Would you be interested in Small Log Cabin Kits, generally described as under 750 square feet or less in size?  Or maybe something a little larger, say maybe a Log Cabin Kit between 800 square feet and 5,000 square feet.  How many bedrooms, will be required for your family, 1, 2, 3, 4 or more, will the bedrooms need to be on the same level, or can they be on multiple levels?  How many bathrooms will be required?  Will You Require a Separate Dining Room?  Would the home be one level, a full two story, or a story and a half plan?  Would you require an open floor plan?  Would you require a loft area? Would you require a garage? Attached or Detached?  Would you require a porch, would it be on one side or on multiple sides?  How would you like your kitchen design open, closed, eat in?  These are some of the items you will need to take in consideration as you design your Log Cabin Kit.  Some additional things you will need to take into consideration are:   How long are you going to be living there? Is this a seasonal home, maybe a place to spend a few months in the spring & summer?  Or do you plan to make it a fully seasonal second home, a place to enjoy the sounds of the summer as well as the falling of the autumn leaves and Christmas in the winter? Also, you must ask is this going to be your primary residence? Do you plan on living in your log cabin all-year round?

As with any home, you'll want to find out what sort of look you are going for. Of course, all log homes will be made of wood and have a somewhat similar appearance, but they do differ. Some of these homes are more traditional in design; others are quite modern in design, many straight and hard edges, and crisp functional looks.  You will also have to determine what are Log Cabin Kits Prices for the type of Log Cabin you may be looking for.  You may also want to do some research on some Cheap Log Cabin Kits for sale that are like what you may be looking for.  Some Log Cabin Kits Prices will vary depending on factors, such as plan design, conventional or structural roof system, log size, milled or hand peeled logs, how many corners your plan has, log species. These are some things that need researching before a final decision can be made on a Log Cabin Kit.  A log home is an exciting purchase, a way to get back out into nature. Look and see what kind of log home is best for you. Tar River Log Homes is a major producer of Log Cabin Kits, delivering thru out the United States, Canada and around the world, give us a call today for a free no obligation quote at 1-252-544-5660.