Stage In The Park ~ Part Four

 

Progress Report ~

Pre staining the logs and wall planking  at the Sitka log yard…  very thankful for the volunteers from “The 100 Mile Cruzers” and Allan as well…

Tom Lund, Dan Jackson, Allan Roberts, Mike Case Beauty logs from our property at Valhalla … Dan the Man & Tom Lund (oh ya Allan in the middle at the back)

Dan Jackson , Tom Lund , Allan Roberts , Mike Case.

Prestaining the wall planks… Mal Wood &  Jimmy Kulyk … look at all those wall planks… holy Hannah lots of rolling… Thanks guys !!

Next setting the logs on the stage…Rona ( Glen McBride ) Brad Johnson & Sitka crew once again…. lovely day if it doesn’t rain… but it did anyway. Thanks for the cel phone shots you guys !  This process took approximately 4 hours…

Brad & his Sitka Log Home Crew…Brad & some of his crew…Allan & Brad.   It looks great so far !

Next step… the walls and roof… Allan & Richard Liddle , Jimmy Young & Jordan Durk ( Jimmy & Jordan took off before I could get a photo of them must be camera shy eh?! Thanks guys ! ) Brad Johnson, 100 Mile Cruzers, Wally & Anna Bramsleven…

Starting on the roof… Richard & Allan Tom & Mal

Left to right … Tom, Dan, Mal & Mike… on the roof… Allan on the left and Richard on the right…
The sides and back of the Stage In The Park look amazing…Anna & Wally … Thanks you two !  You work so well together must have done projects together before !!

Roof & Walls done in one day . Boom…We are almost there.  I cannot wait to see the completed project it has been very exciting to see this come from an inspiration to a reality . Last but not least look at that view from the stage… Looks like it could be a perfect postcard . Such a beautiful park.  Wow !  We are so lucky to have this in our little town !

Next on the agenda Ralph (Most Wanted Contracting)  will be back for the plywood & shingles on the roof and Shawn Parkins (Shawn Parkins Electric) will be doing the electrical and Benjamin Moore will be using their wonderful product to paint the floor. Will keep you posted !

Stage In The Park ~ Part Two ~ Sitka Log Homes

Sitka Log Homes has graciously partnered with Allan & April Roberts to get “The Stage In The Park” built.  We appreciate this very much.  Brad Johnson & Wally Bramsleven created the design and all logs have been peeled and treated for the project on the Sitka Log Home site on Tatton Road in 100 Mile House.

Sitka Log Homes History ~

Sitka Log Homes was founded by John Johnson. John began building log homes in the Cariboo region of British Columbia, Canada in 1969. At that time there were very few companies prefabricating log homes. The Cariboo was one of the first areas in the province to build log homes and ship them to sites around the world for re-erection. Prior to that time, most log building was done on site.

John began building small log houses on his own, gradually adding a few employees, including his son, Brad. The industry evolved over the years and log homes changed from being fashionable log cabins to the high-end custom homes that we are seeing today. What started as a small, local industry 40 years ago has grown to become a multi-million dollar industry, and Sitka Log Homes has evolved to adapt to the ever changing market.

Excerpt taken from Sitka Log Homes website  www.sitkaloghomes.com

John Johnson named his company “Sitka Log Homes” after the Sitka Spruce tree he thought it had a nice ring to it.

 

from left to right Ken Borne, John Johnson (Founder), Bonnie Johnson, Wally Bramsleven, Brad Johnson, Brett Smith and Jaret Melin.

Left to right Brett Smith, John Johnson (Founder), Bonnie Johnson, Brad Johnson and Wally Bramsleven. Brad Johnson posing with the logs from Allan & April’s Valhalla property. Pat Findlay runs the Mill.Sitka Log Homes site on Tatton Road.

Stage In The Park ~ Part One

 

Upon getting permission from The Mayor and Council we were able to begin our project with their blessing.  With Brad Johnson & Wally Bramsleven of Sitka Log homes stage plans complete it was time to get things in motion. In the meantime Allan is out and about handing out our booklet for people to help with the project either by physical labor or cash donations to pay for the “stuff” that is needed to complete “The Stage in The Park Project” and what an awesome response we have gotten from the businesses and people of 100 Mile House all willing to participate in this project.

“You start building a good community when you yourself decide that you will be a good neighbor”…  Back in the day it was “Building a Community, Building a Barn” today it’s “Building a Community , Building a Stage for the Park”

 

First thing that needed to be done was to log some trees. We have some beautiful big fir on our property so that is where we got the trees for part of the project.  Bill & AJ Bjornsen with their professional falling experience got to work. They so generously donated their expertise and time towards this endeavour on a very chilly Sunday morning I might add… Bill & son AJ… “TIMBER” ! Noggy got in on the action too… as you can see it wasn’t the sunniest of days…

Next we needed to haul the trees out of the forest so that Rona (Steve Brown) can transport them to Sitka Log Homes to be peeled and dried… Along comes Wayne Best with his 1965 Loader that works like a charm and he graciously volunteered to do this. One very nice fellow.  Another very cold day in The Cariboo.

Wayne & Allan …

After these were moved by Mr. Best. Rona Interlakes (Steve Brown) offered his services to load them onto one of his trucks to haul them to Sitka Log Homes.  It took awhile but they got loaded.

Erik from Rona loading the logs…

And away they go !