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LHD Finishing replied to George's discussion Blasting log home
"If I have any questions, I trust you will make yourself available Mr. Elliott."
6 hours ago
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to George's discussion Blasting log home
"Sanding alone after blasting may not be enough. Consider grinding with aluminum oxide grinding…"
23 hours ago
LHD Finishing replied to George's discussion Blasting log home
"Whenever media blasting logs, always plan on sanding and lots of it! Corn blasting is our prefered…"
Guild Log and Timber replied to George's discussion Blasting log home
"Sand...Sand....Sand !!!!  anyway you like. What ever is most efficient for you. We use several…"
George replied to George's discussion Blasting log home
"What can be done to fix the issue of raised grain look?"
Bill replied to K Carrier's discussion Looking for a contractor in WA state
"Hi K Carrier You are building a Pioneer Log Home. Is the home being built by Pioneer Log Homes and…"
Guild Log and Timber commented on George's blog post Blasting
"George, I almost always sand my homes. We dont use any blasters. I have subs that like to use them…"
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8 Stratigies For Reducing Log Home Construction Costs

In addition to being a motivation for much of what we do, money is…


Posted by Donald Parsons on March 7, 2014 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

Knowledge Is Power

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Blasting log home 7 Replies

Blasting has ruined my log home. Just wanted to let anyone planning on having there home blasted, it will completely ruin the logs. I don't know what to do. The blasting has left all the logs with a raised grain look. Can anyone help?Thanks George.Continue

Started by George in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by LHD Finishing 6 hours ago.

Looking for a contractor in WA state 3 Replies

Can anyone recommend a contractor that knows how to build a log home in WA state?Continue

Started by K Carrier in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Bill yesterday.

Buying a scribe 2 Replies

I plan on buying my first scribe and teaching my self this summer, any tips from the professionals on which one to buy and from who ?Continue

Started by Greg Beck in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Guild Log and Timber on Friday.

DIY Interior Improvements - Window Treatments 12 Replies

Did you ever wonder why most of the homes featured in the log magazines rarely show functional window treatments?  Truth is photographers want and need to capture as much openness, natural lighting and scenery as possible to compliment their photography.  Unfortunately this practice does not provide the log home consumer with much insight in evaluating window treatment ideas.  The end result, those of us who live in log homes have had to deal with this on our own usually ending up torn between…Continue

Started by Ron and Joan Morgan in So, How Do I?. Last reply by Alysha Smith Mar 24.

butt & pass log home & settling? 38 Replies

Doing our homework on log homes -We've read that a butt & pass corner style (constructed correctly) provides a log home that does not settle as much as other corner methods? All other factors being equal. Feedback on this please -Thanks,Gigi KellyVirginiaContinue

Started by forestrider in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by shanny Mar 16.

Cob blasting vs. Sanding vs. Pressure washing 16 Replies

I'm refinishing a log home and every vendor is telling me something different about the best way to remove the stain from my house. I'm probably not inclined to go the pressure washing route even though it would be cheapest, but really at a loss as to the respective benefits of cob blasting vs. hand sanding (versus perhaps also blasting using some other media). Any input you have would be greatly appreciated.

Started by David Stewart in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing Mar 15.

Is there anybody here? 13 Replies

Since it's been 2 weeks since a single sole last posted in the loghomeu I thought I check for pulse.  Roll call everyone?  Spring 2015 Log Home Maintenance season is turning out to be busy already, here's our first project, pictured below in the foothills outside of Denver.  This log home had been built just 10 years ago and was originally coated with Sikkens Cetol 1-2-3, a product which we remove often and it's one of the more…Continue

Tags: cabin, logs, sanding, Colorado, Springs

Started by Colorado Log Home Finishing in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by shanny Mar 15.

Electrical conduit colors 11 Replies

Adding some lighting outside.  I've found bronze powder coated metal boxes, switch covers, etc that will look OK against the stained logsBut-- I'm looking for suggestions for the conduit or other wire covering.  There's always the grey flex or PVC, but I was already informed "none of that grey stuff on our house..."I've read mixed reviews of painting the grey PVC with regards to it peeling when outside.So-- Any suggestions on surface running of the lighting wires on the outside of the logs ?Continue

Started by Robin&Ron in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by shanny Mar 15.



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