Monday, July 23, 2012

Building a Log Home, chapter 16

Here you see an end truss swinging into position to go above the front porch. Three more match at the front and in the back off the great room, filled with custom windows.


Here’s a close-up of the beautiful carving work that they did to indicate the year the house was started. We had seen this feature in many of their homes. Some customers had their last names carved in and others had a date. We opted to use the year our dream began rather than our name.

We thought that maybe we would have the name we gave to our place, Big Pine Lodge, carved into the fireplace mantel, but instead my husband made this beautiful sign. It greets folks as they pass between two rather tall and imposing pine trees, just before they make the last curve and drive up the hill.