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Offline Tom L

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ultimate log homes
« on: February 05, 2014, 09:42:47 am »
anyone see the show on TV. they take a look at these massive log homes around the USA

one guy on the show last night had a woodmizer and cut all of the wood for the house and built it himself

took him 7 yrs and it is all red cedar and oak. they estimated the finished house at 4 million dollars

pretty cool show. and some outstanding houses

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Re: ultimate log homes
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 09:58:54 am »
Yep I watch it from time to time. I did see the episode you are talking about. Impressive.
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Re: ultimate log homes
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 01:49:59 pm »
I watch any show I catch about log cabins, or log mansions. Gotten a few ideas for our cabin. :)
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2014, 06:36:28 pm »
Yeah, saw the show. Impressive log homes, just do not think that I want or need anything that large.
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Re: ultimate log homes
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014, 06:18:02 pm »
I have seen that show too. The house you are talking about was absolutely amazing, along with the rest of them. But the guy building that himself with his Woodmizer is pretty impressive.
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Re: ultimate log homes
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2014, 09:06:50 pm »
anyone see the show on TV. they take a look at these massive log homes around the USA

one guy on the show last night had a woodmizer and cut all of the wood for the house and built it himself

took him 7 yrs and it is all red cedar and oak. they estimated the finished house at 4 million dollars

pretty cool show. and some outstanding houses

I have not heard of it.  What channel/station and is it called "Ultimate Log Homes" or something else?

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Re: ultimate log homes
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2014, 11:47:55 pm »
anyone see the show on TV. they take a look at these massive log homes around the USA one guy on the show last night had a woodmizer and cut all of the wood for the house and built it himself took him 7 yrs and it is all red cedar and oak.

I saw that episode and the home was very impressive, but I almost spit out my coffee when they said he used a homemade mill to build it and then showed a woodmizer.  It reminded me of another post on here about the show "Alaska the last Frontier" where the producers called the Kilchers mill a "homemade" mill too.   I'm starting to wonder if a personal mill being commercially available is that hard for some people to grasp. ;D

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Re: ultimate log homes
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 07:38:32 am »
anyone see the show on TV. they take a look at these massive log homes around the USA

one guy on the show last night had a woodmizer and cut all of the wood for the house and built it himself

took him 7 yrs and it is all red cedar and oak. they estimated the finished house at 4 million dollars

pretty cool show. and some outstanding houses

I have not heard of it.  What channel/station and is it called "Ultimate Log Homes" or something else?
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Re: ultimate log homes
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 09:37:50 am »
I think the show is called Epic Log Homes.  It is on the Destination America channel.
The guy with the Woodmizer in the show has one of the 3-4 featured homes called Log Mahal in Texas.
I don't think it is a series but sure wish it was.  It's been on a few times but is the same episode.
Just checked to see if it on demand.  It isn't, but its says there are 2 episodes coming.  No dates were given.
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Re: ultimate log homes
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2014, 02:04:49 pm »
thanks for the up date ;D ;D

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Re: ultimate log homes
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2014, 02:22:54 pm »
There way to big for our taste but I sure liked the one where the guy had big western red cedar logs on the entrance with the root flars. It didn't get any cooler then that look !
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Re: ultimate log homes
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2014, 02:41:31 pm »
We are getting a show up here called Timber Kings, a log home builder from Brittish Columbia. A reality show, so it has its drawbacks, but very impressive builders for sure. They will dig the down around the rootball 6-8' so they have it as a flared bottom . They call them the family tree and it is usually place in the center position.
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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2014, 11:48:08 am »
One is called "Epic Log Homes" and one is called "Luxurious Log Homes."  We have them both recorded and watch them like a religion or something.  Anyway - the guy who built his own log mansion from Red Cedar was from Texas I believe and as we saw on an episode a week or so ago, is now trying to sell it so he can build another.

There is another one now that I've been glued to called "Building Alaska" and this season has 3 different parties building their own log homes in Alaska.  Different methods and styles - very interesting - to me anyway.
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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2014, 10:51:13 pm »
My wife informed me that there is another one called "Amazing Log Homes"  that we watch and record also.
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Re: ultimate log homes
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2014, 02:17:00 pm »
I have got to find the shows you guys are talking about.  Never even heard of the channels.

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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2014, 07:03:42 pm »
Yea, BUTTTTTTT, $4 million, come on.
Unless it was built for the government...
I just saying....
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2014, 11:37:21 am »
and the 4 million, is only about the medium. Many run more.  there was one overlooking Jackson Hole I believe that was around 7 million. Some unbelievable homes.