We were all deeply saddened by the fire that destroyed such a vibrant part of the community. The decision to help create a new, traditional-looking log cabin for Norris Elementary school was a no-brainer.
Norris, TN (PRWEB) October 8, 2009
Norris Elementary School, located in Tennessee’s Anderson County opened their doors to students this fall with a very welcome sight – their popular Lily Pad being rebuilt and on the way to being better than ever thanks to a generous offer from Hearthstone, Inc, one of the nation’s leading fine crafted log and timber home builders.
Back in December of 2008, Norris Elementary saw their popular 600-square foot cabin engulfed in flames. Known as the ‘Lily Pad’, the log cabin is used for science research relating to the surrounding wetlands. According to a KnoxNews.com, the fire created hysteria and mourning for many community members.
Located less than an hour away in Dandridge, Hearthstone heard the story and reached out to the administrators and faculty at Norris Elementary and offered to help the school out.
Chris Wood, Vice President of Sales and a key contact for the project, said: “We were all deeply saddened by the fire that destroyed such a vibrant part of the community. The decision to help create a new, traditional-looking log cabin for Norris Elementary school was a no-brainer.”
Hearthstone provided logs from the Bob Timberlake Log Collection, which are “better than the original” reproduction, and even upgraded to the log package for free.
The top-of-the-line logs look flawless with their flat sides, but also have natural irregular contours on the top and the bottom. The outside walls are made from massive logs, ranging between 14 and 24-inches in diameter
Wood continued: “This is the type of traditional log home George Washington or Abraham Lincoln would have built. These aren’t machine logs. We cut the trees off at base, square two sides and hand hew the logs, just like our grandfathers did 200 years ago”
The project is anticipated to be finished later in this fall.
For more information about the Lily Pad, visit their Lily Pad Page or call Hearthstone Inc. at 800-247-4442.
About Hearthstone, Inc
Hearthstone, Inc., is one of the nation’s leading traditional log home and timber home builders and designers since 1971. They began by restoring 150-200 year old structures, and now create beautiful log and timber frame constructed homes from one or two bedrooms to 15,000 square foot mansions. They offer three broad product lines of homes, all featuring highly crafted logs and timbers, and all rooted in the art and trade of the timberwright. For more information, visit http://hearthstonehomes.com.