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Phone: (231) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Twin Lake, Michigan, United States
American Log Restoration Inc
8400 N. Sharon Road S.E.
Fife Lake, Michigan 49633
United States

Company Description: American Log Restoration and M&M Log Home Care have teamed together to provide professional log home repair and restoration services. We are the nation's foremost...   more
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Log Home Repair: Replication
www.logrepair.com, 21 April 2012 [cached]
Although restoration is the term craftsmen usually apply to the repair of a log structure, Dave Tuxbury of American Log Restoration in Twin Lake, Michigan, prefers the world replication.
Dave came into the business of restoration with the background of a log builder. In this role he was often consulted regarding water infiltration, settling and structural problems. Finding solutions became a challenge and, as his skills grew, a source of pride. He mastered the art of replacing logs using techniques, tools and materials that allow the logs to blend perfectly into the original structure; this the emergence of the method he calls replication. To achieve replication, he uses logs with the same characteristics as the replaced ones and then duplicates the original building procedure. A replicated area will tie in and perfectly match the existing structure. The building’s authenticity, structural balance and beauty will be returned.
In the last fifteen years, Dave Tuxbury and his crew have used this method on hundreds of log buildings: some have historical significance; others are modern residences. These included handcrafted, saddle-notch homes, both chinked and full scribe; square beamed with dove-tailed corners; and various styles of machined logs.
Last year he was called to Berrien Springs to restore the Murdock house, the oldest log building in Michigan.
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In restoring the building, Dave used some of the same tools the original builders used: saws and axes for squaring and log marks; saws and chisels for hand hewing the dove tails.
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Dave stapled screening onto the logs to hold the lime, sand and mortar mixture â€" the authentic chinking material that was used. After the mortar cured, two coats of sealant were applied to it.
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With turning logs of the same species as the original and saws and chisels, Dave and his workers duplicated the logs and the notches.
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Dave found white pine that weighed nearly one ton to fit the specifications.
Chains and winches were used to unload the log from the truck. It was then skidded up to the sidewalk close to the wall. Using hydraulic jacks and cables the log was positioned and secure by Dave and his helper.
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For this project Dave used several hundred Michigan white pine logs, ten to twelve inches in diameter, that were individually selected. The logs were fully cured and dried for the least amount of shrinkage and settling. He used a draw knife for peeling and adapting the logs to blend into their proper place in the structure.
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Dave Tuxbury has not come across a log home that is beyond repair. He has discovered created solutions to the problems that come with time and has found a way of replicating the most intricate log building to recover its structural integrity and revive its natural beauty.
Log homes designed and handcrafted by Maple Island
www.mapleisland.com, 17 Dec 2007 [cached]
Dave Tuxbury, the founder of Maple Island, is President and CEO.
Log Home Restoration & Log Cabin Repair | americanlogrestoration.com - Granot Loma
www.askthelogdoctor.com, 29 Feb 2012 [cached]
Although restoration is the term craftsmen usually apply to the repair of a log structure, Dave Tuxbury of American Log Restoration in Twin Lake, Michigan, prefers the world replication.
Dave came into the business of restoration with the background of a log builder. In this role he was often consulted regarding water infiltration, settling and structural problems. Finding solutions became a challenge and, as his skills grew, a source of pride. He mastered the art of replacing logs using techniques, tools and materials that allow the logs to blend perfectly into the original structure; this the emergence of the method he calls replication. To achieve replication, he uses logs with the same characteristics as the replaced ones and then duplicates the original building procedure. A replicated area will tie in and perfectly match the existing structure. The building's authenticity, structural balance and beauty will be returned.
In the last fifteen years, Dave Tuxbury and his crew have used this method on hundreds of log buildings: some have historical significance; others are modern residences. These included handcrafted, saddle-notch homes, both chinked and full scribe; square beamed with dove-tailed corners; and various styles of machined logs.
Last year he was called to Berrien Springs to restore the Murdock house, the oldest log building in Michigan.
...
In restoring the building, Dave used some of the same tools the original builders used: saws and axes for squaring and log marks; saws and chisels for hand hewing the dove tails.
...
Dave stapled screening onto the logs to hold the lime, sand and mortar mixture - the authentic chinking material that was used. After the mortar cured, two coats of sealant were applied to it.
...
With turning logs of the same species as the original and saws and chisels, Dave and his workers duplicated the logs and the notches.
...
Dave found white pine that weighed nearly one ton to fit the specifications.
Chains and winches were used to unload the log from the truck. It was then skidded up to the sidewalk close to the wall. Using hydraulic jacks and cables the log was positioned and secure by Dave and his helper.
...
For this project Dave used several hundred Michigan white pine logs, ten to twelve inches in diameter, that were individually selected. The logs were fully cured and dried for the least amount of shrinkage and settling. He used a draw knife for peeling and adapting the logs to blend into their proper place in the structure.
...
Dave Tuxbury has not come across a log home that is beyond repair. He has discovered created solutions to the problems that come with time and has found a way of replicating the most intricate log building to recover its structural integrity and revive its natural beauty.
Log Home Restoration & Log Cabin Repair | americanlogrestoration.com - Granot Loma
www.americanlogrestoration.com, 2 Oct 2008 [cached]
Although restoration is the term craftsmen usually apply to the repair of a log structure, Dave Tuxbury of American Log Restoration in Twin Lake, Michigan, prefers the world replication.
Dave came into the business of restoration with the background of a log builder.In this role he was often consulted regarding water infiltration, settling and structural problems.Finding solutions became a challenge and, as his skills grew, a source of pride.He mastered the art of replacing logs using techniques, tools and materials that allow the logs to blend perfectly into the original structure; this the emergence of the method he calls replication.To achieve replication, he uses logs with the same characteristics as the replaced ones and then duplicates the original building procedure.A replicated area will tie in and perfectly match the existing structure.The building's authenticity, structural balance and beauty will be returned.
In the last fifteen years, Dave Tuxbury and his crew have used this method on hundreds of log buildings: some have historical significance; others are modern residences.These included handcrafted, saddle-notch homes, both chinked and full scribe; square beamed with dove-tailed corners; and various styles of machined logs.
Last year he was called to Berrien Springs to restore the Murdock house, the oldest log building in Michigan.
...
In restoring the building, Dave used some of the same tools the original builders used: saws and axes for squaring and log marks; saws and chisels for hand hewing the dove tails.
The building had to be jacked up to level to remove the bottom logs that were being replaced.Five logs, pressure-treated to withstand the weather, were then installed.The bottom sill log on the width of the house was un-spliced and ran the full width to tie the house securely together.While the building was jacked up, the bowed logs that remained were straightened by repositioning.
Dave stapled screening onto the logs to hold the lime, sand and mortar mixture - the authentic chinking material that was used.After the mortar cured, two coats of sealant were applied to it.
...
With turning logs of the same species as the original and saws and chisels, Dave and his workers duplicated the logs and the notches.
...
Dave found white pine that weighed nearly one ton to fit the specifications.
Chains and winches were used to unload the log from the truck.It was then skidded up to the sidewalk close to the wall.Using hydraulic jacks and cables the log was positioned and secure by Dave and his helper.
...
For this project Dave used several hundred Michigan white pine logs, ten to twelve inches in diameter, that were individually selected.The logs were fully cured and dried for the least amount of shrinkage and settling.He used a draw knife for peeling and adapting the logs to blend into their proper place in the structure.
...
Dave Tuxbury has not come across a log home that is beyond repair.He has discovered created solutions to the problems that come with time and has found a way of replicating the most intricate log building to recover its structural integrity and revive its natural beauty.
Log homes designed and handcrafted by Maple Island
www.mapleisland.com, 17 Dec 2007 [cached]
Maple Island was started in 1977 by Dave Tuxbury and he still owns the company today.He is very much involved in the business and has a wealth of log-building knowledge.
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