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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

Unless you’re a longtime construction or real-estate…


Posted by Whitney Richardson on December 23, 2013 at 2:00pm


Observations from a Newbie . . . About a Self-Destructive Industry 39 Replies

I thought I'd throw this out there for general discussion and, perhaps, to invoke a bit of introspection among builders. But, first a little bit about me, lest you think I'm a complete nut: I've just been a participant here for a few weeks. I'm a reasonably educated guy--a retired Air Force officer with a professional post-grad degree--and have dealt with a variety of executives across a large array of industries.My wife and I at long last find ourselves in the position where we can seriously…Continue

Started by Michael Boomgarden in Welcome to the Log Home Forum. Last reply by Bob Mack yesterday.

PLEASE HELP!!! need immediate advice 18 Replies

To anyone who has purchased or evaluated Southland Log Homes. I joined this forum to assist a family member who is evaluating two log home builders. My brother, who currently does not have internet access, asked me to find out any positive or negative comments out there regarding Southland. I would most sincerely appreciate any reviews about Southland from the members of this site. Please chime in as your experience with this manufacturer would carry considerable weight.....Thanks in advance…Continue

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Started by Martin Doebel in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by J Guidry Jul 25.

Looking to build a 12x12 butt and pass log shelter 3 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm hoping to find somebody who can help. I'm looking to build a 12x12 butt and pass log shelter for guests to sleep in while at my lake house in northeast PA.I don,t need water or a kitchen. Only sleeping space and a little storage space.I've never built anything like this, but would love to try. Or if I could find a Kit that would work as well. I hope to hear from anyone who might have a suggestion or two.ThanksRayContinue

Started by Raymond Rega in Welcome to the Log Home Forum. Last reply by Bob Mack Jul 25.

Drywall ceiling vs tongue & groove

We're trying to get the cost of building our log home down to budget and considering using drywall on some of the ceilings.  This would be just one of many cuts we have to consider (the savings will add up).  In the bedrooms & bathrooms, drywall ceilings seems fine.  In the great room, must have the tongue & groove.  Not sure about the loft, it seems it would look funny to have a wood ceiling intersect with a drywall ceiling.  The layout is a prow front, but the main ridge line runs…Continue

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Started by Cynthia Gugg in Building and Maintenance Issues Jul 22.

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Started by Colorado Log Home Finishing in Building and Maintenance Issues Jul 22.

Breathable top coat for unstained wood recommendations sought 3 Replies

Hi guys,    I have a question that I hope you can help me with.  In the image below I have three different stain / finish combinations on 100 year old Douglas Fir that has been torched with a propane weed burner and Osborne brushed.  The middle board has been treated with Permachink Ultra 7 Carmel and Chestnut and the Permachink Satin top coat and on the right the board has been treated with 7 coats of SeaFin teak oil.  I like the Permachink product because of it's breath-ability and the…Continue

Started by John Sheppard in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Kevin Piatz Jul 22.

National Geographic Is Searching for People who want a Log Home! 17 Replies

This brand-new series on the National Geographic Channel will follow clients from start to finish as they work with a nationally renowned log cabin expert to create a new home, an addition to a residence, a total overhaul or renovation, a weekend retreat, a quirky log shack, hunting lodge, or even a sweet getaway for a pampered pooch.No project is too big or too small! If you're looking for a house made of logs, whether handcrafted, timber frame, Norwegian, a hybrid or anything in between, then…Continue

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Started by J. R. Guillory in Log Home News Bulletin Board. Last reply by Tim and Anita Dyer Jul 18.

Most durable exterior seal? 5 Replies

I'm building a cabin up in northern Michigan (think: waaaay up north) and I'm looking for a really durable exterior stain that'll last through the crazy snow storms there. Does anyone have any suggestions for stains and where to find them?Continue

Started by Chet Broski in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Tim and Anita Dyer Jul 18.



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