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We asked the leading  manufacturers of log homes to showcase their "Top 10" floor plans for log homes!


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Gable

The pitched portion of the home located above the eave section.  A triangular portion of a wall between the lines of a sloping roof.

GFCI

Ground Fault Current Interrupter - electric circuit breaker.  Electrical device used to prevent injury from contact with faulty electrical wiring.

Girder

Major timber that extends between sills.

Girt

A key horizontal timber that connects posts.

Glulam

Glue laminated wood.  Glulam is a stress-rated engineered wood product comprised of wood laminations, or "lams," that are bonded together with strong, waterproof adhesives. GluLam beams are also fire-retardant.

Grade

Ground level, or the task of leveling the plot. Also a designator of the quality of wood.

Green Building

U.S. Green Building CouncilThese days we pay a lot of lip service to eco-friendly ideas and the greenies push for public awareness and legislation about saving the planet. If the word ever gets out about how "green" log and and timberframe homes are, it will create a demand that will send log home prices skyrocketing. Logs used as the main building material produces an energy efficient home with almost no waste as opposed to traditional building methods. With a log home every bit of the log is used efficiently.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental DesignLog home manufacturers are possibly the greenest people in modern business. If you visit a few websites, you'll note than most companies boast that their timber is harvested from standing dead trees and most manufacturers are aggressively involved in reforestation programs that replace more trees than they harvest.

Green building applies to the total home environment, including the external landscaping.  See also Xeriscaping

Also see:  Adaptive Reuse, Alternative Energy, Daylighting, Green building info. at the Log Home Directory

Greenwashing

A practice by many purportedly eco-friendly companies involving lies of omission in which inaccuracies or offenses are concealed or downplayed. i.e. glues, paints, stains and other building materials and finishing products.

Green Wood or Logs

Generally we think of green wood as wood that has been recently cut from a living tree, but any wood having a fiber saturation moisture content (28%) is considered green, regardless of the time since it had been cut or milled.

Gunstock Post

A post that is wider at the top than at the bottom. The wide top provides more area for intersecting joinery.

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