The Complete Guide to Log Homes

How to Buy, Build, and Maintain Your Dream Home

by Clyde H. Cremer and Jeffrey S. Cremer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/30/2008

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Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9780595441433
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9780595685028

About the Book

It's a classic American dream: a beautiful log home nestled in the woods, standing proudly on a mountaintop, poised on a hillside, or serenely overlooking a sparkling lake or stream. With walls that beautifully blend the art of nature with the hand of human labor, no other kind of dwelling so poetically expresses the pioneering, self-sufficient spirit that made this nation great.

If you're looking to make this dream a reality, let seasoned professionals Clyde Cremer and Jeffrey Cremer help you navigate the often puzzling maze of buying and building a log home. With this indispensable guide, Clyde and Jeffrey advise you on every aspect of the process, from idea stage to completed project, and explains how to choose the right style of home to fit your budget and site selection. They also cover such topics as:

  • Types of wood used for log cabins
  • Energy efficiency
  • Estimating costs
  • Construction concerns
  • Log home maintenance
  • And much more!
The Complete Guide to Log Homes gives you all the information you need to make an informed, educated decision on buying or building a log home. Take the first step today toward having the home of your dreams!

The Complete Guide to Log Homes

About the Author

Clyde Cremer brings a lifetime of expertise to the design and construction of high-quality log homes. He earned an Associate degree and a Certificate as a Forest Technician from Lassen College in Susanville, CA; a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, TX; and a Master of Forestry degree from the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in New Haven, CT. He joined as a charter member and served as a Director of the North American Log Builder’s Association and was founder and director of the Connecticut Wood Producers Association. Clyde also gained valuable experience in the mid-l970s as an inspector for the Tree Farms Association of Connecticut. In 1977, he founded American Log Homes, where he still serves as president, and he maintains his connection to forestry as a professional member of the Society of American Foresters.

Jeffrey Cremer worked in the family business while growing up, gaining first-hand experience as he helped to build log homes during summer breaks from college. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and is also studying for a a Master of Science in Construction Management from Arizona State University. Jeff also brings to the log home business top-notch experience gained while working as a project engineer for one of the largest engineering companies in the world.

The Complete Guide to Log Homes