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NOTE I: STONEMILL LOG HOMES “LOG SHELL” consists of the following pre-cut materials:

1. 6" x 12" LOG WALLS. West Coast Hemlock wall logs (see plans for location). All dovetail corners, precision machine cut for exact fit, notched top and bottom for “Styro-Seal” insulation between each log (see Styro-Seal). All logs pre-drilled for electrical wiring and 12" dovetail corner spikes. No Hemlock wall logs will be spliced under 40' in length. Choice of Hand Hewn, Planed Smooth, or a combination of each inside and outside for desired log texture.OPTION: 2" x 12" West Coast Hemlock log veneer for those special areas — gable ends, interior walls, garages, etc. Hand Hewn or Planed Smooth. Contact StoneMill for quote on log veneer.

2. 3" x 5" x 96" EPS INSULATION. This piece of styrofoam insulation fits in the top and bottom groove on each log (STYRO-SEAL).

3. 6" x 8" SILL LOGS. These logs rest on the foundation and create a solid foundation/log contact. Hand Hewn or Planed Smooth. Lapped. Western Hemlock.

4. 4" x 6" GABLE END FILLER LOGS. These fillers are supplied for one story and two story packages and are Hand Hewn or Planed Smooth. Western Hemlock.

5. SECOND FLOOR GIRDERS (Size and Species as allowed) & 6" x 6" GIRDER SUPPORT POSTS WITH SETTLEMENT JACKS. Hand Hewn or Planed Smooth to match log walls. As per blueprints.

6. SECOND FLOOR CEILING BEAMS ( Size, Species, Spacing and Length as allowed). Spaced at 30” O.C., notched, and fitted. Hand Hewn or Planed Smooth to match girder and log walls. Ceiling beam size will vary with span.

7. PORCH MATERIALS: a) 6" x 6" x 8’ porch posts with settlement jacks, b) 4" x 8" porch beams, c) 4" x 8" porch end struts, d) 4" x 8" porch rafters at 48" O.C. All above materials are Hand Hewn or Planed Smooth. Pine.

8. 6" x 12" FIREPLACE MANTELS & 4" x 8" MANTEL BRACKETS

9. TEXTURED CHINKING. Chinking for the interior and exterior log walls to thickness of 3/8”, as recommended by product manufacturer. Choice of colors. Also included is 1/2" x 4" x 96" Styrofoam filler strips where chinking is applied to make a smooth surface.

10. BLUEPRINTS. Four (4) sets of blueprints furnished with each log kit. Standard or Custom.

11. 12" DOVETAIL CORNER SPIKES, 3" x 5" PRE-CUT LOAD BEARING BLOCKS, and ALIGNMENT RODS (1/2” x 24") as needed.
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NOTE II: HEAVY TIMBER ROOF SYSTEM:
Standard Ridge and Rafter components with optional decorative trusses. Common and Shed Dormer systems are available according to the plan. Roof timber size, species, spacing & joinery will vary with span of the home.
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NOTE III: LOFT (2nd floor), PORCH, & ROOF DECKING / INSULATION PACKAGE.
The following items are calculated as materials only:
(a) LOFT: 2" x 6" x 10' Tongue & Groove, Pine, KD.
(b) ROOF DECKING: 2" x 6" x 12' Tongue & Groove, Pine, KD.
(c) PORCH ROOF DECKING: 2" x 6" x 12' Tongue & Groove, Pine, KD.
(d) ROOF INSULATION SYSTEM. 6 ¾” EPS Insulation / 7/16”OSB Board) (R-30)
NOTE: Thicker Insulation can be supplied where Codes or weather is a factor.
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NOTE IV: WOOD TREATMENT PACKAGE:
Wood treatment products are manufactured by Sashco and are calculated as materials only:
(a) Penetreat Borate Treatment
(b) Conceal Textured Caulk
(c) Capture Exterior & Interior Stain
(d) Cascade Exterior Top Coat Sealer
(e) Symphony Clear Interior Finish


NOTE V: ERECTION OF MATERIALS:
The following materials will be unloaded and erected by StoneMill Log Homes recommended erection crew:
(a) 6" x 8" Starter or Sill Logs.
(b) 6" x 12" Hemlock Wall Logs.
(c) Second floor girders, as per plan.
(d) Second floor (loft) ceiling beams as per plan.
(e) 3" x 5" x 8' EPS insulation between each log (Styro-Seal).
(f) Heavy Timber Roof System, as per plan.
(g) 12" Dovetail corner spikes, load bearing blocks & alignment rods, as needed.
(h) 2" x 6" Slotted window, door, & fireplace jambs.*
(i) Install Framing and Exterior Sheathing for Shed Dormer Walls, on which to set Heavy Timber Roof System.
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NOTE VI: ERECTION CHARGES:
Erection charges for StoneMill Log Homes’ recommended erection crew to erect the components outlined in Note V are priced based on the amount of material and complexity of the structure to be erected. Custom models are priced using the same criterion. Base prices are within 50 miles of Knoxville, TN. For jobs outside the 50 mile radius add $5.25 for each mile outside of the radius. Ex.: A job 150 miles from Knoxville will have $525 added to the basic erection charge. A job site inspection is provided prior to delivery of your log package to identify any potential delivery or erection problems. Room, Board, Crane and Travel expenses are included in the erection charge.
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NOTE VII:* BASIC DRY-IN SERVICE:
(a) Heavy Timber Roof System (Where Specified)Install 2” x 6” T&G Decking On Roof Structure.Install Insulated Roof System Per Manufacturers Specs.
(b) Conventional Roof System (Where Specified)Install Conventional Roof Trusses Per Manufacturers Specs.Install 4’ x 8’ Decking On Conventional Trusses.
(c) Frame Dog House Dormers and Install Exterior Sheathing.
(d) Install Felt Paper On Roof.
(e) Frame Gable End Walls and Install Exterior Sheathing.
(f) Frame Shed Dormers and Install Exterior Sheathing when Conventional Roof System is Specified.
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NOTE VIII:*BASIC DRY-IN CHARGE:
Dry-In labor services for StoneMill Log Homes’ recommended crew to provide services outlined in Note VII are priced based on volume of work. Custom models are priced using the same criterion. Basic prices are within 50 miles of Knoxville, TN. Basic dry-in services are subject to additional travel charges based on scope of work and duration of services being provided. Room and Board expenses are included in the Dry-In charge.
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NOTE IX:*PORCH INSTALLATION:
Frame Porch Decks, Timber Porch Roof Structure, Install Tongue and Groove Porch Roof Decking and Felt on Porch Roof as per plans (on Homeowner Built Foundation.) Price Quotes for Porch Installation are a Labor Price Only.
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NOTE X: FREIGHT:
Freight charge is based on the mileage, FOB-Knoxville TN to the building site location, and the number of loads needed based on the amount of materials ordered. Most log & timber home packages can be shipped on two-three trucks. Please contact a StoneMill representative to discuss accurate freight charges for your log and timber home.

*Homeowner to supply conventional building materials as per list provided by StoneMill Log Homes.
 


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By Roland Sweet

It goes without saying that the appeal of log homes is the wood. Logs are beautiful, strong and durable. They’re also renewable. For these reasons alone, many people regard logs as the quintessential building material.

There’s more to log homes than the logs, however. What makes log homes truly special is the way the logs are shaped, fitted and assembled.