Using Reclaimed Material For A Rustic Look

Creating the perfect rustic look for your home is an art form. It needs a special balance between the right materials to really bring the home to life in a unique and functional way. Recently we came across a great example of making this a reality. In this article, they describe the use of many different materials to balance the homes rustic open feel. …

New Ghost Wood Color Option – White

Homestead Timbers is the exclusive retailer of Montana Ghostwood in the mid-west. Currently, Ghostwood is available in 4 different color options: Now, Homestead Timbers is proud to announce the release of a brand new Ghost Wood color option: White! It’s so new, we don’t even have a name for it yet! We want your opinion on what to call the …

The Maple Syrup Process!

In the final episode of Sugar Shackin’ with the Klutings, Joe walks us through the process of tapping the trees all the way to bottling the finished product. The thing to keep in mind when considering making maple syrup is that it is a very time intensive process, sometimes taking over 24 hours of boiling to collect and condense the sap. Thanks …

The Finishing Touches on the Cabin!

In episode six of Sugar Shackin’ with the Klutings we walk through the sap boiler construction out of reclaimed materials, as well as finish up the shack with the log railing in the loft. For more information on any of the products used in this video please click on the links below: View other Log Cabin Kit Plans See other styles of custom Log …

The Roof Goes on!

In this episode of Sugar Shackin’ with the Klutings we see them finish the roof structure of the log cabin kit. Utilizing reclaimed lumber they add a porch roof, perlings, and cupola. For more information on any of the products used in this video please click on the links below: View more Log Cabin Kits See other styles of custom Log Home Kits …

The Log Cabin is Taking Shape!

In this episode of Sugar Shackin’ with the Klutings we watch as the reclaimed barnwood rafter boards are installed. As we mentioned in episode 3, we placed the reclaimed barnwood rafter boards into the existing reclaimed ridge beam slots and secured them with GRK fastners. For more information on any of the products used in this video please click …

The Ridge Beam is on!

Since we have last time we visited the Klutings they finished the main structure and have set the floor joists for the log cabin kit loft. The next step was to lay the reclaimed 2″ x 6″ decking for the loft floor. After that was the initial gable end framing to set the reclaimed ridge beam for the roof. For more information on any of the …

Progress is made!

In episode two, the Kluting family shows a method for securing the beams in the wall structure. They also give some tips in stacking and building the walls. We also see the beginning stages for the framing of one gable end for the log cabin kit. For more information on any of the products used in this video please click on the links below: View other …

The Solution to Tropical Hardwood Deforestation

Tropical hardwood offers the highest quality in exterior decking and cladding applications.  When examining the natural properties of tropical hardwoods such as ipe, tiger wood, and balau, to name a few, it becomes quickly apparent that little else compares in quality.  This is the sole reason why tropical hardwoods have been so heavily sought …