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[Log Home Tour!] A Hybrid Riverside Refuge

A majestic hybrid log home fulfills one family’s dreams of lazy days lounging by the water.Story by…See More
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Chris Shelton replied to Chris Shelton's discussion Question about potential cabin...
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Raymond Wengerd replied to Chris Shelton's discussion Question about potential cabin...
"Chris, Black metal plating to your butt joints on the girders. Rods attaching to the tie beam and…"
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Rebecca replied to Shawn Tucker's discussion Selling a Custom Log Home
"That's a beautiful home! I LOVE the tin insets! Here's an article my broker wrote (just…"
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Yes, Please!

A winter storm is just fine, when you're snuggled up inside this gorgeous Dakota!
Chris Shelton posted a discussion

Question about potential cabin...

Hey Folks,New here to the group, but we are seeing some great reads here to learn more as we move…See More
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Make Sure Your Log Home is Built to Last

Thanks to building systems, modern log homes can stand up to even the toughest assailants nature…See More
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Popular Log Home Wood Species

A sampling of popular log home wood species and their attributes.


Northern White Cedar

Area harvested: Maine and Great Lakes states Heartwood colors: Light to medium or straw…


Posted by Kristen Hopf on November 28, 2016 at 5:30pm


Question about potential cabin... 2 Replies

Hey Folks,New here to the group, but we are seeing some great reads here to learn more as we move forward in buying our first log home. We are looking at a home that was built in 2001 and I noticed something on the first viewing and wanted to ask about it. Keep in mind that we are rookies and learning about design and construction, so I may botch some terms along the way.Anyways... There is a beam that has a twist in it that appears to hold up a couple of "tie" logs. I am going to attempt to…Continue

Started by Chris Shelton in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Chris Shelton 16 hours ago.

Selling a Custom Log Home 1 Reply

We built the log home of our dreams. Put our hearts, souls and a lot of time, sweat and love into every detail. Loved it! Planned to live there the rest of our lives there, but life took a different path and we had to move. It is a wonderful home with tons of special features and lots of character. Set in a beautiful private wooded setting with tons of wildlife, yet only minutes to the big city - hard to find these days! Everyone who sees it loves it and many express they would love to buy it…Continue

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Started by Shawn Tucker in Log Home News Bulletin Board. Last reply by Rebecca 23 hours ago.

Financing for renovation, Need advice

Hi,I want to renovate my log house. I am thinking about immediately after the winter because it's my wedding in the spring. But, I am having problems with the budget. It would cost as much 40K. I have been thinking about mortgaging. Question one : Is it a good idea to try a mortgage loan for renovation?And, I was searching for different rate and schemes and found this page about differences of variable and fixed mortgage. …Continue

Started by Antony Huerta in Building and Maintenance Issues on Wednesday.

Introduce Yourself! 301 Replies

Welcome to The Log Home Neighborhood! We're glad you stopped by.Feel free to introduce yourself here, or, create a profile and start uploading photos and videos, start blogging, join groups and take advantage of all the best resources the The Log Home Neighborhood has to offer.Oh, and by the way, I'm the Neighborhood Host - so let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns and I'll be more than happy to accommodate you!Continue

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Started by Neighborhood Host in Welcome to the Log Home Forum. Last reply by Antony Huerta on Wednesday.

Middle/South GA log home restoration and repair

Looking for someone or a company in Middle or South Georgia for log home restoration and repair! I'm located about 60 miles south of Macon Georgia. I have seen a couple up in the North Ga/Tennessee area but was seeing if anyone serviced Middle/South Georgia.ThanksContinue

Started by David Lewis in Building and Maintenance Issues on Tuesday.

Stain not lasting 3 Replies

Hi!I am wondering if anyone else has had the problems I am having with the stain on my logs?Three years ago I had my cedar logs pressure washed and stained with Cabots oil stain. They look terrible, and have faded, blotchy looking, where the sun hits.It was very expensive to do and now am wondering how to fix it?Continue

Started by P J DiCesare in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing on Monday.

The Log & Timber Home Show 1 Reply

The "Log & Timber Home Show" showed up on the events calendar here, passing through the area (in Chantilly, VA).  So we decided to go, having recently purchased a 200 year old log home.  I expected to find a lot of builders, and that was what I found.  What I didn't expect was almost nothing else, and not much at all.  The event was held in a small wing of the Dulles Expo Center, and had maybe 45 booths.  There were a very few outfits selling something besides "Let us build one for you!",…Continue

Started by Ishmael in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by Edward Johnson Dec 1.

Interior accent log on framed corner 5 Replies

Can anyone tell me how to make a 45 degree cut into the backside of a 9 foot log so I can stand it vertically and apply it to a framed and drywalled corner as a accent log , AKA a pac-man log ?

Started by Greg Beck in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Wes Brownin Nov 28.



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