Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Log House Studio

After a year of hard work and collaborated effort, the Log House is finished and the studio is up and running!

It was about a year ago that the Logs arrived from a Log House that originally stood in Wabash Indiana in 1840. Bill Shwantz laid the concrete slab first then Craig and Tad Van Valin began placing the logs on top. The logs were numbered when they were dismantled in Wabash so it was like putting a puzzle together (or Lincoln Logs!).

The rafters for the roof and porch were reclaimed from a Wisconsin barn and covered with cedar shingles. Tad and Craig are amazing craftsmen, this project never would have happened without their expertise.

Jamey and I finished the interior. Jamey's carpentry is amazing! I assisted with the interior chinking and painting. Bill built a brick chimney and we installed a wood stove to heat us through the winter.

Many thanks to everyone who helped this dream Studio come true. I still can't believe it happened and I smile every time I see it. :))

Dan DiPaolo

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