Saturday, July 17, 2021

LogHomesByJack presents the Honest Abe Living online magazine . July 2021

LogHomesByJack presents the Honest Abe Living online magazine . July 2021 issue . Many interesting topics and log home photos.

To set up a meeting, contact Jack@LogHomesByJack.com at 800.767.4916. Office now in River Ridge Mall inside Alpaca By Jaca.

Click on the following link to see the entire July 2021 issue ... https://www.honestabe.com/honest-abe-living/honest-abe-living-july-2021/?fbclid=IwAR0dm49iIrY3Kq7pOJJH8XDaADzfB2Hg58iwEs5dg0n0kdhGFI0fXjFvBx4

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Why? Delays and Slow Downs

Why? Delays and Slow Downs . . . The word from the log home portion of our construction industry is that suppliers are shorthanded and the cost of materials have gone up, which you probably know. In addition, suppliers have cut back on production due in part to the generous political stimulus money coupled with the higher cost of raw materials.

In our case, we are still turning out customized log home material packages but at a slower pace than normal to keep our workers employed. Some of the materials we provide cost us more while others are just harder to find at this time. 


The bottom line is that we can serve our clients but not as quickly as in the past. Perhaps workers will be encouraged to come back to work but costs are predicted to NOT drop significantly. Waiting to get your log home started in hopes that prices will return to the same pre-covid levels is not predicted to be a successful strategy.


LogHomesByJack & Eco-Panel Homes by Jack is now located inside Alpaca By Jaca at River Ridge Mall [B95] in Lynchburg VA 24502. … rocking with Jack

Monday, May 17, 2021

Order Your Sansin Stain Now!

 Order Your Sansin Stain Now! ... This is a good time to order your Sansin Enviro Stains. Why now? I have an order in the works. If you order now, I can add your order to this order and save a bit on shipping.

Water based stains like Sansin breathe. Oil based stains trap moisture and allow rot to occur.

Which Sansin stain should I order?


For new decks or newly sanded decks, consider the DEC product line. Many colors. Coverage is around 200 square foot per gallon. Apply liberally. Two coats suggested.

For log homes and fence stains. Consider Sansin SDF for this area. Breathable. 2 coats suggested. It usually provides protect for 3 to 6 years or more. The weathered and sunny side of your home speeds up the time between maintenance coats, usually one coat.


What color? If you continue to use any of the 70 color options of Sansin stains, the color will not turn dark over time. This stain has no fillers or paraffin. That is why other stains turn dark in a short period of time.

Sansin Enviro Stains . . . The are water based. That means low to no VOCs. It is Breathable = That means moisture is not trapped in the Logs as happens with oil based stains . Moisture leads to wood rot.


Details: 70 stock colors. 2 coats. Coverage is usually around 200sf per gallon. SDF, Classic & DEC for exteriors. Purity for interiors. Cement stain as well. Stripper product. Add Bug Juice to the top coat of stain. Exterior stain maintenance is 3-6 years and even longer depending on the Sun and weather. 


Insecticides & Repellants

Contact Jack@LogHomesByJack.com at 800.767.4916. Follow Jack on Facebook at LogHomesByJack. sansin.com

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Big Sky 10 inch round log homes from Honest Abe Log Home with LogHomesByJack

Big Sky 10 inch round log homes from Honest Abe Log Home with LogHomesByJack



True round logs. Distinctive. Any size. Purlin and heavy timber roof systems offered. Standard or premium windows. More costly. Basement or crawl space. Garage with or without a breezeway. All plans modified to fit your needs. Our 10” log system can be used with any Honest Abe log home plan or any plan of your choice.


Facebook:
LogHomesByJack for many log home examples





//===\\ Log & Timber Frame Home material packages with Enviro Stains from LogHomesByJack on Facebook. Since 2001. We Offer Options. Authorized dealer for Honest Abe in VA WV and NC plus any underserved area. Contact jack@LogHomesByJack.com at 800.767.4916. See plans at HonestAbe.com


Note: Now located in River Ridge Mall in Lynchburg Va 24502 inside Alpaca By Jaca. We have been doing business this way since 2012.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Langer timber frame from Honest Abe with LogHomesByJack.com

The Langer timber frame demonstrates the kind of custom home that can be created with Honest Abe products. While the home uses siding and stone on the exterior, the interior, porches and decks are Honest Abe’s Douglas Fir timber frame components. 2500sf. 3 porches. 





Ample space in this timber frame home. The Langer timber frame home from Honest Abe with LogHomesByJack. 2500sf. One story. 1BR & BA. No loft. [See Madison at 1400sf with no loft]. Basement or crawl space and garage are optional. Option to add more deck space. Love this style. It can be made smaller like the Madison and built using our log, eco-panel or timber frame systems.






=> Remember … We Offer Options. We can modify all of our stock floor plans for you. There are no added fees to do this. Larger. Smaller. Blended. We just recalculate the material package costs based on your changes. 


=> Honest Abe Log, Eco-Panel or Timber Frame Home material packages include Sansin Enviro Stains from LogHomesByJack. See Facebook. Since 2001. We Offer Options. Any size. Nearly any style. Contractors as needed. Jack is an authorized dealer for Honest Abe in VA and NC plus any underserved area. Contact jack@LogHomesByJack.com at 800.767.4916. HonestAbe.com

New Location for LogHomesByJack in River Ridge Mall

LogHomesByJack & Eco-Panel Homes by Jack is now located inside Alpaca By Jaca at River Ridge Mall in Lynchburg Va 24502. That is unit B95 … 



We have been doing it this way for nearly 10 years now. The Mall is open daily. When you wish to meet, it is best to call me for an appointment as I could be out on a job site. Jack@LogHomesByJack.com at 800.767.4916. …

Alpaca By Jaca now open daily in River Ridge Mall … Our focus on Natural Fibers is for women and men and the material that is used to create attractive, luxurious, hypoallergenic fashions. Our Natural Fibers include Alpaca, Bamboo, Cotton [organic], Linen/Flax, Silk and Wool. See Facebook for more photos. ...


=> Alpaca By Jaca in River Ridge Mall [B95], 3405 Candlers Mountain Rd in Lynchburg VA 24502. 434.942.4005 . info@AlpacaByJaca.com . AlpacaByJaca.com

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Lots of style in a small cabin . The Swiftwater

Lots of style in a small cabin. The Swiftwater log home from Honest Abe with LogHomesByJack. 1276sf  46’x30’  One story.  1BR.  Nice large window array.  No loft. [See Navajo at 1810sf with a loft] Basement or crawl space is optional. Option to add more deck space. 

Love this style. It can be made larger as with the Madison or slightly smaller and built with our log, eco-panel or timber frame systems.










Honest Abe Log, Eco-Panel or Timber Frame Home material packages including Sansin Enviro Stains from LogHomesByJack. See Facebook. Since 2001. We Offer Options. Any size. Nearly any style. Contractors when needed. Authorized dealer for Honest Abe in VA and NC plus any underserved area. Contact jack@LogHomesByJack.com at 800.767.4916. HonestAbe.com