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James W. Harbin replied to Jim Andreu's discussion RhinoShield experience?
"Hello Folks, Don't do it! Cleaning the logs and apply Q8 with tint to restore and protect…"
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"Hello Terry, Welcome to the neighborhood. While you are doing your research, check out Katahdin…"
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EZMARY replied to Stephanie's discussion Eloghomes
"This is what companies do.  They go out of business, by filing bankruptcy, then start all over…"
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shanny replied to Jim's discussion what to coat the logs of my house with before I cover them up
"I am enjoying the story.  Unbelievable on the plaster thickness. You deserve a lot of credit…"
Jim replied to Jim's discussion what to coat the logs of my house with before I cover them up
"It was plaster and lath in the late 1800s I do not know if they coated it then or before. but it is…"
Jim replied to Jim's discussion what to coat the logs of my house with before I cover them up
"The middle log is about 30-32 inches in the pic. It is still 7ft to the corner of the house @ the…"


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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


RhinoShield experience? 5 Replies

We are considering having our 30 year chinkless loghome RhinoShield instead of restained. Is there any experts or/and experienced log home owners that have done this to the exterior logs?Continue

Started by Jim Andreu in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by James W. Harbin 20 hours ago.

Motion sensing lights

We have two electrical boxes ready for light fixtures on the outside of our basement.  We want security or motion activated lights, but not the boring, two bulb kind that look like bug eyes.  We want something more decorative.  What have you found?  Or have you screwed in an adapter in the socket without it making the bulb stick out too much?Continue

Started by Keri in Repair and Home Projects Help on Friday.

Adhesive picture hangers

There is already a plethora of holes and nails and screws in the wrong places in our home. Does anyone use 3m brand hangers or something else that removes easily for hanging things on log walls instead of the more damaging hardware like nails and screws?Continue

Started by Keri in Repair and Home Projects Help on Friday.

Eloghomes 3 Replies

 It appears Richard Spoor former owner of AmerLink is the current owner of Eloghomes.Continue

Started by Stephanie in Log Home News Bulletin Board. Last reply by Gregory on Friday.

what to coat the logs of my house with before I cover them up 18 Replies

I know most log home owners love the look of natual log...I do too, but my hoome was built in 1786 and was orginally covered with ship board so I am trying to keep it original. The old siding is finally toast so I am going to replace it with a new product called Hardie plank Cement board siding. It looks great and is vertually maintenance free. But before I strip the old siding off, insulate and replace the siding I want to coat the logs with a preservative. I plan on spraying open cell foam on…Continue

Started by Jim in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by shanny on Thursday.

Most durable exterior seal? 10 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 Mike Goes on Wednesday.

Designing and building your own bar

I'm looking for easy bar design ideas! We want to put one in the basement of our log home.  The walls of the basement are finished with tongue and groove except for the front wall which is 1/2 logs so I want to stick to that theme.  Do you have any web site recommendations? Can you share a photo of your bar?  Thank you in advance@Continue

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Started by Shelley Martinez in Repair and Home Projects Help Sep 13.

Building a super efficient log home 4 Replies

My wife and I want to build a log cabin within the next 10 years, but being an avid DIY'er I can't help but think about how to do it even this far in advance.  I grew up in a log cabin (my parents still live in it today) that was a Lincoln Logs (New York State) kit that they customized to fit their needs.  Only the outer first floor walls were constructed of logs and they were the standard "D" milled 8" x 8" logs that are fairly common.  My wife and I want to do something similar but with a bit…Continue

Started by Matthew Hall in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Jim Sep 12.



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