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post #1 of 8 Old 09-04-2019, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Huge Log Cabin

You normally would not think of this part of the country(40 miles north of Destin, Florida) as log cabin country. Neither would those of us who live here. This is country for the beach tourist.



However in this morning paper this very large Log Cabin is noted as being for sale for $9.5 million.


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Good grief, that is a monster, surely that isn't a house.

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That is a biggen



I always thought I wanted a log cabin but a buddy of mine's folks built one and they are a PITA after building, and building. It was a kit, the cabin was about 2400 sq ft but the wood had to be taken care of real good, no ground contact had to be shaded to the sun wouldn't dry it out unequally and finding carpenters that would drive the mega nails that held this one together was almost impossible, it took 4 lb hammers to drive the spikes


And after it was built the were recesses where they would have to adjust some jack screws in the walls because of the different exposures caused some places to expand and other contract

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I always thought I wanted a log cabin but a buddy of mine's folks built one and they are a PITA after building, and building. It was a kit, the cabin was about 2400 sq ft but the wood had to be taken care of real good, no ground contact had to be shaded to the sun wouldn't dry it out unequally and finding carpenters that would drive the mega nails that held this one together was almost impossible, it took 4 lb hammers to drive the spikes


And after it was built the were recesses where they would have to adjust some jack screws in the walls because of the different exposures caused some places to expand and other contract
Not to mention that the logs collect dust like crazy and is really hard to dust the whole house. I did not like mine.
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They are very cool to look at, but not so much to own.
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if you've ever seen old faithful inn...
the largest log building in the world



coolest part is it is most of the posts are continuous from floor to ceiling, the knee braces are grown with the post

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I asked the guide how many trees to build the Yellowstone lodge. He gave me a look and said, "I don't know."
Bet they could not rebuild it if it needed to be.

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$140,000 in 1904 to build all materials came from within the park, another $25,000 to furnish
still only $2.5M in today's dollars
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