The December 2018 Oak Leaf

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By Lynn Gastineau
President of Gastineau Log Homes, Inc.

Happy Holidays and Welcome to the December 2018 issue of The Oak Leaf! For new readers, this is a monthly newsletter that is sent by e-mail to those that have expressed an interest in Gastineau Log Homes. We use this as a way of communicating technical, design and industry information. For more information, check out our web site at []

Check out our new website! Same address: but new photos and information! Read our blogs on our website too. Our new Image Gallery has LOTS of pictures that you can view!

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The colors of Christmas are perfect in a log home!

Focus this month: Review of 2018: Each December we highlight the "best" information we have provided that year in case you missed them. Below you will find subjects that should be of interest if you are planning to buy or build any kind of home!

Trivia Question: What is Chionophobia? And why would someone who suffered from chionophobia hate winter?

Nov 24th Christmas Decos

Exterior lighting is better on a log home!

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a one story home?: One of your first decisions to make in planning your log home is if you want a one story, story & a half or two story design. In the February Oak Leaf we go into detail to help you make this decision.


What questions should you ask a log home provider?: You may have seen this as the title of an article in a log home magazine. I have never agreed with their list of questions. After 41 years in the industry, I know what questions I would ask! Would you like to read them? They were in the March issue.


Home Sweet Home.

Questions a log home producer is going to ask YOU!: To help you in the process to your new log or timber frame home, there are some questions you will be asked by any knowledgeable log home company. This is necessary for them to be able to guide you through the process. (We are not just nosy!). Some basic questions are given in the April Oak Leaf that can get you started in the right direction and save you some time.


Railings and lofts add extra places to decorate!

Build vs Buy Existing: A lot of our clients come to us with a piece of land where they want to build. Other people are "looking" and don't know if they want to build or buy an existing home. In the May Oak Leaf, we discuss advantages and disadvantages of building vs buying.

What size of home should you build?: The June Oak Leaf helps you make that decision. Or at least gives you some things to think about that you may have not considered.


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and JOY to you and your family from all of us at Gastineau Log Homes!

Trying to decide between and log home and a conventional framed home?: Read the August Oak Leaf to learn the pros and cons of both.

Do you like technology and all the latest things that can be built into a home?. We looked at some of the newest Smart Home features that you can incorporate into your new home in the October Oak Leaf.

Home Design Trends for2019: Featured in the November Oak Leaf.

Log Home Shows:
Feb 22 - 24, 2019 in Kansas City, MO at the KCI Expo Center. Click here for info!

Construction Seminar Schedule for 2019:

March 2, 2019
September 14, 2019

Call for information on our one day construction seminars.

Log Raising:

We hope to have a log raising in northern FL in January. Date to be determined by weather, foundation completion, etc. We will keep you posted by a separate email! But if you think you would like to attend, give us a call and we will be sure to notify you of the date and directions!

Open Houses:

Remember that the GLH Model Home Center on I 70 in central MO is open seven days a week now! We are open 9 - 5 Monday to Saturday and 12 to 5 on Sunday. We have three houses there that you can tour!

Answer to Trivia Question: Chionophobia is the persistent fear of snow, especially becoming trapped by snow. The term is derived from the Greek words chion and phobos, meaning “snow” and “fear,” respectively. If you suffer from Chionophobia you must HATE winter!

Quote of the Month: "Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home." - Edith Sitwell

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