Thursday, September 1, 2016

Be Right Back...

Building is keeping me very busy. In about 6 weeks I'll stop for the winter and get caught up on the blog. I can't wait to tell you about all the interesting choices and challenges!

Meanwhile you can keep up with day-to-day progress on Facebook. And if you live in the Pacific Northwest, come up to the mountains and help for a weekend.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Double Rim Joists between Foundation and Log Walls

Log home construction often uses logs or timbers as rim or band joists. We used engineered lumber, Weyerhaeuser LSLs.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Floor beam and joist framing

We are ready to string floor joists across the foundation, all we’re missing is a beam.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Mud Sill Installation for Cabin Log Walls

With the foundation finally finished, it was time to start on carpentry.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Firewise Workshop Spokane - May, 2016

Learn Firewise Community practices in this workshop in Airway Heights (Spokane) WA on May 17-18.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

LEED Finally Recognizes ATFS Wood

USGBC has announced it will begin recognizing wood from American Tree Farm System (ATFS) certified forests by creating a new path to earn a LEED credit.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too

"Sometimes, pairs like this are so interconnected at the roots that when one tree dies, the other one dies, too."

 The New York Times:

German Forest Ranger Finds That Trees Have Social Networks, Too

Peter Wohlleben, a career ranger, has topped best-seller lists with "The Hidden Life of Trees," describing trees as social beings that communicate on the "Wood Wide Web."

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

NE WFFA Winter 2016 meeting in Colville WA

The focus this year is "Safeguarding Your Forestland". There is a terrific lineup of speakers.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

My Land Plan web based organizer for forest owners

Map your land and plan your activities online with this free tool from the American Forest Foundation.