Greetings All,I am a 25 year log home owner and also a veteran video media producer. It is amazing to me how long and hard my wife and I worked to maintain our log home in an incorrect manner. Finally after about 20 years we brought in a Master Logsmith to help us with a complete restoration of our home. We had to do this because what we had been told to do by the manufacture did not work well at all. To make a very long story short, after learning the hard way how to properly restore and…Continue
We have purchased a log sided home in need of some restoration/maintenance. Its Cedar and the west side faces a lake. This side gets significant sun and wind exposure. This is in northern Michigan. Unsure of the last time it was stained, however we do know they used Sikkens Cetol (found a five gal pail in the basement). Its been at least five years. On the high exposure lake side dormers there is peeling as well as spots of mold. Other, less exposed, areas of the house still seem to be in…Continue
My house is 27 years old. There is no evidence that it has ever been stained since it's construction. I'm sure that it needs to be stained to get the benefits that it would bestow (I guess). Do I have to blast it before staining ? I have a bid of $6.50 per square foot to blast and stain. Ouch !!! Thanks for any and all advice.Continue
My log home was built about three years ago,. The exterior was stained/treated once by the builder and a second time about one year ago. The finish already looks flat and dull, since the second treatment. I am searching for a better, longer lasting product that will give the logs a more satiny or glossy coating, with high quality water resistance.Could anyone give me some reviews or suggestions about such a product?Many thanks!KCContinue
I have spent some time on these forums and there is some great info here. I am in planning phase of my project and live in Wisconsin. Thanks all in advance.We are planning a pinned stacked log house - with butt and pass corners. Plan to build myself. Planning on doing some coursework at some point in near future.I am trying to find green logs big enough for our project, hoping to find local landowners who want to thin their lot and sell the logs. If that doesn't work - I think I would have…Continue
Started by Darren Grover in Building and Maintenance Issues on Monday.
With the Super Bowl approaching, now is the time to ask the eternal question: Who has the best place to watch the game? Enter our Log Home Living TV Room Throwdown Facebook Contest, and show us why your place is the best. Simply post a photo of your Entertainment Room setup on our Facebook page, and the winning entry…Continue
Started by Kristen Hopf in From the Editors Jan 26.
Needing to replace windows in a log home. We like the Windsor Brand, Monroe NC and Des Moines IA. Seems no one in this area has used them. Found online good reports but want some real user feed back.Thanks GlennContinue
The plan in the great room has a ceiling fan with a light fixture. I'm not sure if this will be enough. The great room is a prow with all the windows, ceiling peaks at about 35 ft. There will be one very large truss (I'm told it's massive and gorgeous). We plan on having a couple lamps next to the sofa. The logs absorb light so I don't want to regret not having enough light. Almost as bad as not having enough lighting is paying to install lighting we won't use. The electrician already…Continue