Cabela's Log Cabin kits....

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  1. AngieM2

    AngieM2 Big Front Porch advocate

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  2. DrippingSprings

    DrippingSprings In Remembrance

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    nice!! thanks for the link
     

  3. Colorado Junket

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    Thank you for the link. I have been looking at log home kits and I didn't know Cabelas carried them.
     
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    TxCloverAngel Happiness is Homemade

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    dern... why can't I find that winning Lotto ticket when I need it? or maybe an unknown rich uncle?
     
  5. tiogacounty

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    Although there are very attractive, they also have got a massive amount of mark-up. If you are really interested, there are many wholesale outfits that will provide everything you need to assemble your own log shell kit for a fraction of what most log home "manufacturers" charge. To put things in perspective, we live in a modular home (not a double wide trailer). It has 2x10 floor joists, 2x6 walls, Anderson windows, All hardwood trim, raised panel doors etc... We had it delivered, 95% complete, for about five percent less than a local manufacturer wanted for a log shell kit. The kit included everything to build a weather-tite shell, but most products were far lower grade, compared to what we bought, osb roof sheating, off-brand windows etc... The manufacturer was quoting a finished cost of 3x the kit. So we ended up with a great house for far less than half of what the log home would of cost. there are ways to build a quality affordable log home, throwing bags of cash at Cabela's isn't one of them. But, the pictures make it awfully tempting.
     
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    wow, 15 grand for a glorified 14x20 shed
     
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    big rockpile If I need a Shelter

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    Man their sure proud of them suckers!!! :p

    They still have a Rifle I want.

    big rockpile
     
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    DrippingSprings In Remembrance

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    I have just about completed my cabin and it is way bigger than those at cabelas. with a 300 plus sq ft loft I am approaching about 1400 sq ft living space. Im down about 11 grand at this point. Me and the boys provided labor. The biggest expense was the slab and the roof. Those cabelas have nice floor plans but I dont think Id give that much for them. Im not sure Id even consider it if they provided the labor and appliances either
     
  9. hunter63

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    Here is a pic of an Amish built cabin, complete shell closed in w/8ft porch, 16' by 30'
    $15500. Delivered.
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    As pictured $24500.
     
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    Hunter thats awsome.
     
  11. Argent Farms

    Argent Farms Pig farmer

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    Does the $24500 include the dogs for the front porch? :D
     
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    hunter
    do you have some kind of contact for this company
    brett
     
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    hunter, thats a beautiful place.... i hadnt thought of buying from the Amish
     
  14. hunter63

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    For those that are intrested:

    Guy's name is Harvey Schmucker
    Crawford County Cabins LLC
    42425 McDaniel Road
    Soldiers Grove, WI 54655
    608-624-5964

    His brother also makes cabins:
    Hill Crest Log Cabins
    Ervin Schmucker
    12226 U.S. Hwy 14
    Richland Center, WI 53581
    608538-3759

    Site prep, 18 sonit tubes, 36 blocks (to put it on) are extra.
    Logs are 8" milled "D" shaped tongue and grove, will caulk in between, and pinned.

    They put you in touch w/ a trucked, you take care of that, but the price included the shipping.
    Born in a barn:
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    On the move:

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    P.S. You supply your own dogs!
     
  15. Oilpatch197

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    hahaha, that last picture is just awesome. :)

    BUT I still think the Landscape Timber log cabin would suit me better.

    mercy, how much was shipping for that log cabin? :eek:
     
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    $1200, but I had to drive the truck w/ the "Wide load" sign.

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    Brought the cabin one day, the Amish came back the next and built the porch.
    Started at 7:00 A.M., were down the road at 2:00 P.M.
     
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    Yes but this is a special 14x20 shed. It is made of "solid-wood, glue-laminated Everlast logs" AND has a designer name.
     
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    Great looking house. What's the inside layout?
     
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    Here is a floor plan that we started with and pretty much did it this way.
    Bedrooms are in the lofts, 14 ft one end, 12 ft other.
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    Also pic of the kitchen(in progress).
     
  20. TxCloverAngel

    TxCloverAngel Happiness is Homemade

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    wow! now THATS nice!
    hmmmm how can I fit all 5 kids in there w/ hubby and myself.... thinking thinking lol