Thoughts & Musings

From the “Did You Know? …” Department

July 17, 2018

Pellston Regional Airport

For more than 70 years, Town + Country Cedar Homes has built some of the most luxurious, sought-after luxury log homes in the nation. Our custom Cedar homes have won numerous awards, but our greatest reward is exceeding our clients’ expectations. And we even added travelers to that list. Read more

Don’t Be a Sap!

June 26, 2018

white cedar wood workingAll trees have layers of growth commonly referred to as ‘rings’. A crosscut of a mature tree trunk, with outer bark removed, reveals two different sections of rings easily distinguished by color. The outer rings are sapwood, and are lighter colored. This is the part of the tree through which sap flows to sustain tree growth. Sapwood contains sap and water which, in order for the lumber to be used for building, must be carefully dried prior to use. Sapwood will shrink and crack more easily over time and is more susceptible to fungus and decay. While Sapwood rings are vital for tree nourishment, in its natural form it is not a good product for woodworking. Read more

White Cedar Burger …That’s figurative, not literal, please!

May 23, 2018

white cedar burgerI was sitting in my “office” yesterday, contemplating the menu for the upcoming holiday weekend, Memorial Day. As it often is, the local familial clan will be gathering at our home, a Town + Country White Cedar log home, to remember and to celebrate what those who fought and fell have given us.

Somehow, our home receives that honor often, but the draw of a White Cedar log home is a topic for another day and another blog; plus, if you are reading a White Cedar Burger blog on a log home website, you probably already have a pretty good idea about that concept! ; )

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How to Speak Door

April 12, 2018

com·mu·ni·ca·tion
kəˌmyo͞onəˈkāSH(ə)n
noun: communication

Communication (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning “to share”[1]) is the act of conveying intended meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and semiotic rules. Read more

Built From Memory

April 4, 2018

Log home built from memoryLog homes house many happy childhood memories for Charles and Margaret Ondrick. Margaret reminisces about visits to an aunt’s log home in Michigan. Charles remembers the great stone fireplace in the log cabin where his family stayed during fishing trips in Canada.

One day the Ondricks dreamed of owning a luxury log home their children and grandchildren could make memories in, too. Town + Country Cedar Homes helped make that wish a reality. Read more

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