PROJECT: HIAWATHA LAKESIDE LOG HOME PROJECT NUMBER: 150 LOCATION: BIG BAY, MICHIGAN
Have you ever wondered what's between your ceiling and your roof? Let's go layer by layer through the ceiling of the Log Home we're building from Hiawatha Log Homes and find out.
The ceiling itself consists of 6" tongue and groove knotty pine boards. Next, is a layer of visqueene sheeting used to stop drafts from leaking through the knotty pine boards. Above the visqueen sheeting is 16 inches of loose-fill Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation. Above the insulation is the essential eve-to-ridge air space that will keep snow and ice from melting on the roof. (You won't find ice dams anywhere on this roof next winter!) The roof section consists of a 5/8" OSB board base that supports a synthetic roof underlayment. The actual roof is a steel, standing seam metal roof that is maintenance-free and will last for years. Seriously, who knew there were so many layers up there?
PROJECT: RANCH-STYLE LAKE HOME PROJECT NUMBER: 149 LOCATION: DEAD RIVER BASIN, MICHIGAN
Now that we're getting close to finishing up our 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, ranch-style home on the Dead River Basin, some of the finer details that are being incorporated into this house are starting to shine through. We've got a gorgeous yet fully functional maple pantry, local white pine ceiling beams, and a master shower that will be a dream. It's still a work-in-progress, but it's getting easier and easier to envision the finished product as you walk from room to room.
Our Hiawatha Log Homes project that's overlooking the Huron Mountains is beginning to look more and more like the epic, woodland retreat that it is destined to be. One unique feature of this cabin is the logs themselves. The logs are milled in the "Swedish Cope" style. Swedish Cope is a popular log cabin style where a concave groove is notched into the bottom of each log prior to stacking them. This allows them to stack firmly on each other thus creating an evenly spread, load-bearing, weather-tight seal. We also love the traditional log cabin look this style gives this home - wouldn't you agree?