on March 8,2005
Ask Log Man: What is a timber . . .
Log Home Buyer Workshops at the Lake
Face to Face at Shows
Log Man: What is a timber frame home and
how does it differ from a log and stick frame home?
Log Man sez: Conventional
stick and brick homes are usually framed with a 2x4 or
2x6 wall and a truss or 2x10 ceiling system. Then wood
or vinyl siding, brick or stone are added to the exterior.
By comparison, larger commercial buildings are usually
constructed with a series of metal posts [vertical] and
beams [horizontal]. Then, a skin is affixed to the posts
Timber frame is an Old World type of construction similar
to commercial construction. Both involve posts [the vertical
uprights] and beams [the horizontal members]. Timber frame
homes are similar in nature to the commercial construction
just described except that the posts and beams are of
wood rather than metal. With timber frame structures,
a shell is erected of heavy timbers, both vertical posts
and horizontal beams. Then, the out-side of the timber
frame is covered with a variety of materials. This commonly
includes SIPs [wood and insulating foam sandwiches] affixed
to the exterior walls and roof system. When finished,
the interior highlights beautiful exposed timbers. The
exterior covering can be of wood, stone, brick as well
as any type of siding. The inside of timber frame homes
usually feature nice large windows and sheetrock. Walls
can be painted or wall-papered with wood, tile, stone
or brick accents.
As a rule, timber frame homes can be considered a bit
more upscale than log homes. They are more costly because
the timber frame erection process requires skills that
are not generally possessed by conventional builders or
even log builders.
Commercial note by Jack: The timber frame homes that are
offered by Honest Abe Log Homes offer a more conventional
type of construction that log home builders adapt to rather
easily. Jack and Sally Hutslar are independent dealers
for Honest Abe Log Homes.
log homes are built annually,
up from 21,000 in 1995
7% of the
custom home market
is log homes
Log home owners tend to
keep their dream homes
Abe's Log Home in Illinois
Log Home Buyer Workshops
at The Lake
by Jack Hutslar of LogHomesByJack.com
Log Home Buyer Workshops will be conducted monthly
from April through October, 2005 at Smith Mountain Lake
by Jack and Sally Hutslar. These workshop will
be held the second Saturday of each month and are sponsored
by LogHomesByJack.com. Workshops begin Saturday April
9th, 2005 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. The location is Dairy
Queen at Route 616, between Route 122 and Route 834. Seating
is limited to 25. Pre-registration is required. Contact
Jack Hutslar at 800 767-4916 or
Topics are designed to help buyers sort through the details
involving the selection, purchase and construction of
log and timber frame homes, garages and additions. Handouts
are provided. Catalogs available. For more information,
see the Workshop button at http://www.LogHomesByJack.com.
Workshop dates are:
April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13,
September 10, October 8, 2005.
At Smith Mountain Lake between Roanoke,
Rocky Mount and Lynchburg, Virginia.
At DQ on Route 616 between Route 122 and Route 834.
and Sally Hutslar represent Honest Abe Log Homes
The sales office for LogHomesByJack.com
is located at 16399 BTW Highway on Route 122 across from
Bridgewater Plaza at the bridge. Look for our sign - -
Log & Timber Frame Homes.
To pre-register, Contact:
Jack Hutslar, 800 767-4916, 336 407-2157 [m],
Face to Face
Meet us at the following Shows
Richmond Log Home Show
Richmond Cenvention Center
Fri - Sat - Sun - March 18-19-20
Salem Home Show
Salem Civic Center
Fri - Sat - Sun - April 1-2-3
Smith Mountain Lake Business
At Bridgewater Plaza
Friday - April 22, 2005
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