Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Increasing the size of the Log Home Kitchen

Our humble log home is under 1,500 square feet so we had to get creative with making the best use of space. In the kitchen, I added a bar top complete with 4 bar stools to the kitchen counter so we would have extra seating area for the overflow crowd in our dining room. Now I'm on the hunt for the perfect dining table - it all takes time!


Cassie said...

How did you get your toungue in groove to mesh against the logs in the kitchen ceiling? We have dry wall and asked them to chip some away so the logs could settle and the jazzbows just knocked big holes in the drywall and it looks aweful. I'm wondering if maybe we couldn't put some t in g on the upper most part of our wall and that would cover up the horrible holes....they aren't even nice holes!

Shellmo said...

Hi Cassie, I will have to ask our builder when I see him this weekend. We have no dry wall - full log on the exterior - and then tongue & groove on the interior walls and in the ceiling. it was amazing to us that he was able to get them lined up perfectly!

Jen said...

The bar area was a smart idea.
We end up eating at ours all the time - the table just sits and collects dust.
I am looking forward to seeing what table you pick out. You still need to get one, even if you don't use it.

Fratzels said...

Your home is very beautiful! Great blog too!

ToadMama said...
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ToadMama said...


Sorry to leave this as a comment, but I can't find an e-mail address for you anywhere. I'd like to "chat" with you a bit about your building experience. Nothing too intense (yet). I'll give you more info if you send me your e-mail address. I am not a flake, I swear. (-:

If you want to check me out, you can visit my Blog at http://toadmama.blogspot.com/.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Kathy Kirkpatrick (aka ToadMama)

- I deleted the original comment because I spelled my name wrong AND forgot to enter my e-mail address. It is early in the morning, sorry.

Shellmo said...

Jen - I'm looking for a good Amish table - or maybe a hickory style - I want it slightly formal.

Fratzel - thank you for coming by!!

Hi Toadmama - I actually have my email address listed on the right side bar of this blog - sales@elkcountryloghomes.com . I'd be glad to help if I can!

SandyVTW said...

The peninsula is awesome, that is where everyone will hang out. You won't need a dining room table!

ToadMama said...


I don't know how much you want to spend on a dining room table, but there's a place in WV that makes cool, rustic stuff. Perhaps you can find one closer to you. This place, Bent River Woodworks, is small, but they do really good work. Their style is more Daniel Mack, artsy-rustic, than cookie-cutter rustic. The difference is they use all sorts of wood and different shapes, not just plain, straight pieces. Check them out. The web site is not very impressive, but I have been there in person and really liked what I saw.


Naturegirl said...

Since I visited your log cabin the last time I cannot stop talking about it and hinting to my natureboy that it is time for us to do the same. Your home is my dream and the location too..out in the woods!
Thank you for stopping by my ~rose~ post! I Love your home NG

Montana Tom said...

Shelley, the bar is the only way to go and yours looks great! We have a similar layout (and a table), but we eat 99.9% of the time at the bar. I wouldn't be in a hurry to find that table :-)

Your entire home looks wonderful. You guys did a very nice job with everything. Keep those pics comin'

Brandi said...

Hey Shelley:

I've been gone for a few weeks and I am trying to get caught up on all your post. I love the bar. Growing up that is where we had breakfast and supper. Big family dinners were for the table.

Everything looks great.


Oh, yea, we are still enjoying the magazine!

Shellmo said...

Sandy - you're right - the family already congregates there!

Toadmama - thanks for the link - always looking for stuff for the cabin!

Naturegirl - thank you for your kind comments! I think you have cabin fever and there's only one way to cure it....

Montana - thanks so much! More projects coming!

Brandi - hoping to find that perfect table to filling the dining space. (Glad you're enjoying the magazine! Think I'm going to have to do another giveaway soon!)

Sandy said...

Wow, I LOVE that kitchen..


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your kitchen looks amazing!