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George replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Needing advice about blasting and staining.
"Looks like you guys are comparing oranges to apples. Just curious about comparing the two styles.…"
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Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Geoffrey Boyajian's discussion piers and footers on 25 degree slope composed of large rock formations
"This article offers some great insight into building on a…"
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Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Needing advice about blasting and staining.
"You should take the Sashco course 'Zero Failures' here in Colorado for insight into the…"
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CharisB replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Needing advice about blasting and staining.
"P.S. In response to the linked article: I'm not sure who mentioned sandblasting, but Sashco…"
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CharisB replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Needing advice about blasting and staining.
"Thanks, Bill. I was fully aware of what I was recommending, which is for Mr. Woodman to consider…"
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Bill replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Needing advice about blasting and staining.
"http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/92-102/ Not in my tool belt. Please educate yourself and workers and…"
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piers and footers on 25 degree slope composed of large rock formations

I am building a 1100 sf cabin on a 25 degree incline. I have the logs, appliances and cabinets but…See More
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CharisB replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Needing advice about blasting and staining.
"One way or the other, you need to remove unsound, loose wood fibers. Some will do a combo of power…"
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8 Stratigies For Reducing Log Home Construction Costs

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Needing advice about blasting and staining. 8 Replies

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

Tags: media, blasting, blast, staining, stain

Started by Paul Woodman in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by George 5 hours ago.

piers and footers on 25 degree slope composed of large rock formations 1 Reply

I am building a 1100 sf cabin on a 25 degree incline. I have the logs, appliances and cabinets but no foundation. The contractor building the cabin doesn't do foundation work. I have been looking for a qualified company with experience with piers, footers and a small slab in this type of terrain. We are located in middle Tennessee south of Nashville and Franklin. I have interviewed several companies but am still waiting for a firm commitment. Does anybody know any good concrete foundation…Continue

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Started by Geoffrey Boyajian in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing 11 hours ago.

Sashco Transformation and Log Jam

Here are some before, after, and during photos of our current log home maintenance and log restoration project near Evergreen, Colorado.  The log home was glass media blasted and then grinded with aluminum oxide disks.  Further prep included pressure washing and sanding to achieve a clean / sound surface.  We also removed all of the old chinking and backer.  Many folks on Log Home Neighborhood debate which process to use, media…Continue

Tags: blasting, cabin, Sashco, media, staining

Started by Colorado Log Home Finishing in Building and Maintenance Issues on Friday.

Seeking maintenance/restoration advice 7 Replies

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

Started by Mark H in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Bill on Friday.

Overbuilding - anyone else? 9 Replies

So the real question would be for a financial advisor, but wondering if anyone else has run into this and their thoughts.  California is an expensive and tough place to build, I've been warned.  Our appraisal for the projected log home (new construction) came in MUCH lower than the cost to build.  Part of it is due to the spotty market in the semi-rural location we want to build and part of it is due to the nature of our custom build.  Any of you pay more than the surrounding market to build…Continue

Tags: expense, overbuilding, appraisal, low

Started by Cynthia Gugg in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Cynthia Gugg Jul 28.

National Geographic Is Searching for People who want a Log Home! 18 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

Tags: Hewn, Hand, Cabin, Home, Log

Started by J. R. Guillory in Log Home News Bulletin Board. Last reply by Terry Ewald Jul 28.

Favorite Log home Kitchens 3 Replies

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Started by Kim Dispensa in Just For Fun. Last reply by Kim Dispensa Jul 28.

Repair of rotting logs 11 Replies

Hello all. I bought a 25 year old log home two years ago. I had no experience with them. I now find myself with a log rot problem on the back of the house. The problem area is about 9x50 feet. Not all of the logs have rot. I am considering infared imaging to better understand the extent of the issue. Clearly there are logs to be repaired or replaced. Understanding the expense of replacement I would prefer to repair.I need advice on repair. I have done my homework and think the logs can be be…Continue

Tags: replace, repair, rot, log

Started by Paul Woodman in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Bill Jul 25.

 
 
 

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