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We took pictures and drew sketches of what we wanted in our home. The hearth on this fireplace in Clyde's Restaurant (The Lodge) in Gaithersburg suited our tastes and exhibited the rustic look we are striving for.

Brent begins gathering rocks from the mountain to use in the construction of the fireplace and rock retaining wall.

We traveled to Garrett County and toured Rick Snyder's Stone Mill, chinked log home, which was built in 2004.


After hours of sketching and  trips to regional log home shows and talking with builders and log home owners, Kathy and I decide to purchase a Crocket Log Home from New Hampshire.  We were delighted with their attention to detail and their straight forward and professional approach to log home building.

We wanted a chink log style home that replicated the old pioneer cabins in the Appalachian Mountain homesteads, in combination with a contemporary post and beam great room and loft. 



; ;   The Beginning
: :   Planning
: :   Foundation
: :   Logs
: :   Walls
: :   Roof
: :  Windows, Beams & Floor
: :  Rocks
: : The Fun Continues
: : The Stairs & Loft
: : Christmas 2008
: : The Good and the Bad
: : The Firepit & Deck
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