Log Home: Show Index
A fifteen-part series detailing the
construction and finishing details of the Lodge-Style Log Home.
(2,400 finished sq. ft.)
originally broadcast January-March 1999)
Log Home: Log Shell
and Robin help out as a log shell is trucked in and assembled by crane and crew
on a lakeside lot. (Part 1).
Log Home: Roofing
and Robin help out as logs, pine planking, and insulated panels are set in place
for the roof of the log home. Stonework begins on the foundation. (Part 2)
Log Home: Exterior Work
and Robin lend a hand with some of the exterior work on the log vacation home.
A concrete patio and the roof tiles are installed. (Part 3).
Log Home: Buttoning Up
and Robin help to get the exterior of the lakeside log vacation home buttoned
up with windows and doors, and work begins on the mechanical systems inside. (Part
Log Home: Starting Interior
and Robin help with the electrical rough-in, and the chinking begins with insulating
trap rod inserted between the logs. (Part 5).
Log Home: Mechanicals
and Robin talk about sealing the home up tight as a crew covers the trap rod between
the logs with acrylic chinking material. They also talk with carpentry sub Dick
Biscobing about prepping log walls for cabinets with slip joints to keep log shrinkage
and settling from racking the cabinets. They update mechanical rough-ins, start
installing drywall and show the initial framing for a complicated set of windows
on the home's lakeside gable end. (Part 6).
Log Home: Carpentry
talks about the new gypsum thermal underlayment as it's poured over all the radiant
floor tubes on the first and second floors. Robin talks with Dick Biscobing about
the siding treatments for the home's unique bumpouts and dormers and about the
pine casing for the windows set right in the logs. Dean works with Dwight Hawkinson
on the Norwegian white spruce sauna in the lower level bath. (Part 7).
Log Home: Interior Progress
talks about the unique, soapstone masonry heater being installed in the lower
level as work continues on taping the drywall and siding the bumpouts. In addition,
Dick Biscobing shows Robin how the log railings are being assembled on the master
bedroom loft, and Dean and Robin talk about spreading crack isolation membrane
over the underlayment to help keep tile from cracking. (Part 8).
Log Home: Trim-Outs
and Robin show how to cut out unneeded sections of tie log over the great room,
and they talk to Dick Biscobing and his crew about the installation of the log
stairway. In addition, the white oak trim and the new cabinets are delivered,
and tile contractor Troy Stolpe begins installing the filled and hone limestone
floor tiles in the master bath. (Part 9).
Log Home: Finishing
and Robin install kitchen cabinets and get ready for countertops. Larry Stolpe
begins laying the soapstone tile floor in the lower level bathroom. And Dean visits
a recreational gaming showroom to browse through various home options. (Part 10).
Log Home: Features
and Robin work on the special details to polish off the lakeside log vacation
home, including granite and solid surface countertops, white oak interior doors,
the lakeside gable end windows and doors, plumbing fixtures, lights and appliances.
Log Home: Decorative Plaster
Johnson and Robin Hartl explain the tinted and textured plaster treatment applied
to the drywall partition walls. They also highlight the handcrafted wall tile
in the lower level bath, the solid surface tub deck and the cast iron whirlpool
tub. (Part 12).
Log Home: Exterior Wrap-Up
Johnson and Robin Hartl talk about chinking the logs outside, capping the stone
foundation, and finishing the soffit details. They also install the workshop cabinets.
Log Home: Interior Wrap-Up
Johnson and Robin Hartl add decorative carving to the tie-log ends, finish the
slip joints, install shower doors, and put in workshop countertops and flooring.
Log Home: Final Tours
Johnson and Robin Hartl discuss landscaping, finishing the wood
floors, installing a home theater and furnishing a log home as they
wrap up the project with final tours of the main living spaces (Part
Log Home: Floor Plan