I have a habit of checking craigslist for log items. I want to use pine logs for the trim in the house. I’m hoping to create a Colorado rustic lodge look.
I missed out on some log siding from Evergreen because it was too snowy and I offered less than asking. So when I saw this ad I decided to try for it. I was the first responder and the seller honored that even though it took me a few days to get there to pick it up.
The home it was from was purchased last year for 1.8 million. The new owner was not removing all the trim, just a few extra posts and railings. He replaced the log railings with metal rods and turnbuckles. A more modern and industrial look that was also attractive. It was a huge house. In fact I kidded the owner about whether he thought it was big enough. He said it was too big when it came to doing renovations. Here are some photos from the real estate site. These are the rooms that he pulled logs from.
The ad showed all the log sections for sale. This is what tempted me.
The weather was in the single digits but clear when I picked up these logs. The roads were still snow covered and so were the pine trees. It was a beautiful morning in the mountains. The owner and a couple of workmen helped load them and even drove my truck out of the steep slippery driveway for me.
I’m planning to use the tall posts to build a front porch roof and the smaller stuff for interior door and window trim. I’ll have to figure out where to store the logs.