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logluvr 07-11-2011 05:58 PM

Our Dream House
 
Husband and I have talked for years about building our dream home.
After 15 years of marriage and numerous things that have happened we started building last year.
We had always talked about a log house.
So after 5 years of really looking, 3 years of designing and 1 stressful year of finding the "right" log home manufactor we started.

Part way into this I thought we were crazy, but here is what had happened.

The digging of the foundation between rain storms
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All Done with the dirt work
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Cut the water line and sewer line, digging to find it
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...iondone003.jpg

Pouring the footings
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...ootings089.jpg

The guys doing the concrete were the second guys we hired. First guy called us 5 days before the builders were due at 7:30am and said he was overbooked too bad, bye. We just happened to catch these guys between jobs.

Wall forms going up
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logluvr 07-11-2011 06:10 PM

Pulling the wall forms
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...7202010023.jpg

Pouring the floor
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...7202010008.jpg
The house to the right is our current house. Parts of it are old homestead shacks that were pulled up with a tractor and added on to the original house. It is over 100 years old. Basement is collapsing and the house is sliding to the coulee.
Would have cost us just as must to fix it up as it is to build a new house.

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...ntfloor024.jpg
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Basement framed by the builders and putting on the floor trusses
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First row of logs
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logluvr 07-11-2011 06:16 PM

Inside looking at the office and 3/4 bath
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...wallsup074.jpg

Kitchen
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...wallsup075.jpg

Livingroom
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...wallsup080.jpg

Master bedroom
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...nterior021.jpg

Masterbath
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...nterior022.jpg

Pantry and closet
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...nterior023.jpg

3/4 bath
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...nterior026.jpg

Roofing trusses going up
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logluvr 07-11-2011 06:25 PM

Roof going on our builders were making me nervous, I hate heights.
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Got it stained
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...IMG_5672-1.jpg

Polyureathaning the interior of the house got all the upstair windows and doors stained and polyureathaned
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...c/IMG_5705.jpg

Hubby did the basement fir out and put up the insulation board. Sure made a difference in the basement after it was up.
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...c/IMG_5867.jpg
Sons room
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Daughters room
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basement bathroom
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logluvr 07-11-2011 06:39 PM

The "man cave". Hubby worked through most of the winter running the electrical in the basement.
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...e/IMG_5919.jpg

Storage room/furnance room
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...e/IMG_5920.jpg

Craft room
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Under the stairs
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...e/IMG_5918.jpg

Kitchen and livingroom
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...e/IMG_6674.jpg

Masterbedroom
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...e/IMG_6675.jpg

Kitchen window
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z...e/IMG_6688.jpg

I love these knots in the logs.
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logluvr 07-11-2011 06:46 PM

Hubby has 2 more lights to put in in the masterbath and then he is going to do the upstairs outlets. Then the electrical will all be done.

Big project we will have this summer is getting the stain we put on last year media blasted off. It is peeling off.
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Once this is all done we are going to start the plumbing, then onto the HVAC and then onto sheet rock.

BigJim 07-11-2011 06:49 PM

That is nice, it is really going to look sharp when ya'll are done. Just one question, why aren't there any trees growing there?

kwikfishron 07-11-2011 06:53 PM

Looks like you're having fun.

I always install the drum set just before the plumbing too.

logluvr 07-11-2011 06:58 PM

We are in central Montana not the mountains. My orchard is not pictured.

Son has very little room in his current bedroom so he practices up there. He bang them as loud as he wants.

epson 07-11-2011 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jiju1943 (Post 684239)
That is nice, it is really going to look sharp when ya'll are done. Just one question, why aren't there any trees growing there?



That’s because he used all the trees to make his log house….:whistling2:

logluvr 07-11-2011 07:01 PM

I forgot we get hit with -30 below temps out here and without protection it will kill the trees.
Losing our current windbreak of pine trees the pine beetles are out on the plains too.

epson 07-11-2011 07:04 PM

That’s a very nice home you have their. Hope you and your wife spend many happy years in that home…

oh'mike 07-11-2011 09:36 PM

Outstanding ! Thanks for the pictures.----What kind of heating system are you planning?

30 below---yikes----

Looking good.

logluvr 07-11-2011 11:11 PM

We put in a Lennox forced air furnance. Going to add AC to it too.
Looking at also putting a pellet stove in the basement and a wood burning fireplace upstairs.
We got an old Home Comfort wood/coal stove that my husband's Grandmother bought out of the back of a peddlers wagon back in the 30's, going to put it in the kitchen area.

The plans also call for a 3/4 wrap around porch, but we might do a full wrap around porch.

shumakerscott 07-11-2011 11:22 PM

Congratulations. I was wondering why you went with a closed truss roof and not open vaulted? Keep the pictures coming. dorf dude...


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