Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Our Log House is Going Up!

A long overdue post about the process of building our log house! I am so very proud of all the work Jordan has been doing over the last year, preparing us a home. Things are really starting to come together now, and its getting more exciting than ever!

Here is a various collection of pictures from the last year, showing the building process!

Cutting down trees big enough and straight enough for house logs...



Dragging them down to the sawmill.


Figuring out what cuts to make....


Sawing the logs...


Besides the house logs themselves, there's alot of other smaller lumber that comes from the outside wood, much of which will also be used on the house.
Picture from last September - all the house logs finished and stacked!


Starting construction in January, after returning from Texas - getting ready for concrete!

Pouring the footers...


On top of the footers, go the piers...


All ready to go!

Oak 'sill logs' stack on the piers, and make up the bottom frame work.
 Notches are cut into these for the floor joists.

Dovetailed together...

Floor joists in place!

First round of wall logs are stacked!



Even more walls!



Aren't they beautiful?

Getting tall...

Really starting to look like a house now!
 I was almost jumping up and down when I saw this picture!


The logs to fill in between window and door spaces can be put in after the roof goes on, as they are held up by framing and don't actually hold any of the other structure together.


So far so good! Jordan has started on the second story now, I can't wait to see the next batch of pictures! (and even better, to see, and move into, the real thing in 2 months! so excited!)


14 comments:

Rachel said...

This is just amazing! I know my husband's dream would be to build our own home someday. How cool that you and your future husband can start off like this! I'm so excited for you both.

God bless!
Rachel

Samantha said...

So excited for you!

Bethany Lynn said...

So exciting, Atlanta! I'm looking forward to even more construction pictures!

tibby said...

I helped in the building of one of these when I worked in a summer camp in Vermont. Love to have one instead ;-)
Looking forward to the finishing pics!
XOXO

Sophie Covey said...

Aw wow, so exciting!!!! So happy for you both. Looking forward to March 31st!!!! :)

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Oh this is so exciting!! And weird! It still seems so odd to think of you getting married and moving away. :) But I am SO excited and happy for you!!! The house is looking lovely. Hopefully we can come up sometime in the future to see it in person. :)

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Amazing to see this come together for you, so nice to see 'the good old days' come alive with the dedication, hard work and love that goes into a project like this. Heartwarming, really.

Amy said...

Amazing!! CANNOT wait to see the thing built!

Sereina Charise said...

How exciting! It's really cool that you guys are able to build your own house.

Jemimah said...

Wow, that's amazing!! I can't wait to see the finished pictures!! May God bless you as you prepare for the wedding!!

Donna said...

Wow, much more work than I thought, so many details to plan out. So much skill and knowledge involved. I had pictured trees notched and stacked!
I look forward to seeing each step of this wonderful project. What a labor of love as he does each step of the work!

Donna said...

Wow, much more work,planning,skills involved than I anticipated with a log home. Not just stacking logs with notches! What a labor of love, clearly documented on his face! What a home!

SisterlyLove said...

Oh, my...
I am completely excited about this house. It looks SO AWESOME!!! I live in a log house as well, so I am already a major fan of them. And yours is simply topping!

Margo

PrincessR said...

Wahoo! It is looking GREAT! I bet you are just ecstatic! Praying for a wonderful few more months before this new phase in life!

Love you!
Becca

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