i just wanted to get another reminder out there that this weekend, Feb. 10 thru 12, is the Lake Home and Cabin show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This is a great show to see so many things related to cabins and lake homes. Quite a few of us log home companies will be there with our logs on display. It can get confusing between hearing the differences between half log and full log options let alone all the log profiles in each. I’ve said before in earlier blogs that too many people get caught up in comparing log home package prices and forget about the build costs. Packages vary far and wide so it is very difficult if not impossible to get exact price comparison.
One thing that is very visible at the shows is the rustic appearance of the log. Stop in our booth and you will see the log we offer through Stevens Point Log Homes will be one of the most rustic looking logs at the show. Our log has the “true log” look due to the fact we don’t run the logs through a machine to peel them. Logs (or half logs) that are run through machines end up with a very repetitive peeled pattern down the logs, usually in lines. I wrote a blog about rustic hewn logs earlier this year with a couple of photos. Feel free to check it out here. Peel pattern is the quickest was at a show to compare log home companies. Beyond that, it is worth the time to sit down with the company rep or dealer and go over plans, ideas and budgets to get a true comparison between companies. The main thing though is to not dwell on “complete packages” or “shell prices” and things like that. Your log home or log cabin needs to be completed so all the related build costs need to be accounted for rather than just the materials package.
We’ll be in the Stevens Point Log Homes booth at the show this weekend so stop by booth #801 and say hello. If you have any other questions feel free to call or go to our website for more information on Minnesota log homes.