My wife and I are about to totally redo the outside of our log home that we purchased last November. I've been researching for several weeks and I think I have a decent game plan together, however, before I start spending money and breaking a sweat I'd like to run my plan by some more experienced folk to make sure I'm not way off base. It's a little long so feel free to skim, I appreciate any guidance or comments.House construction & condition:Home is a butt & pass style log home with…Continue
Hi Y'all!I'm trying to get rid of the stain on my log home. it's a dark, yucky color.I first stained the home 15 years ago. I began with a coat of linseed oil. Next was a coat of the stain. I finished with a clear top coat.I'd like to get back to the original pine - colored wood.I've read about just about every technique possible: media blasting, pressure washing, using the Turbo Plane blade, using the osborn brush, chemical strippers.I haven't read about sanding. Does this work? If so,…Continue
One of the questions I get from log cabin owners all the time is "which log checks do I fill and which ones are ok to leave open ?"Here is the latest post on our caulking and chinking tips. https://www.guildlogandtimber.com/single-post/2018/08/04/Turning-your-log-checks-outJD KnightGuild Log and Timber LLC512-703-0518956-773-9347…Continue
Started by Guild Log and Timber in Building and Maintenance Issues on Friday.
Three homes on my street were robbed recently. It occurred during the early evening. I want to make my home more secure. My front door has got a deadbolt and a regular lock. The backdoor has a window that leads to the deck. It has got ground access too. Someone could probably break the window and unlock the deadbolt by reaching through.Can anyone suggest some ways to make the house more secure? My neighbor suggested…Continue
Hello! We need to replace a bay window in our 30 year old log home. We want to replace it with a picture window. We received an estimate of $11,000. That seems really high to me. We live in NH. Does anyone have any feedback as to whether or not that is a realistic cost to expect? It is a large window, but...I find it hard to believe it costs that much to replace one window. We plan on getting at least one more estimate, but I thought I would ask here as well. Thanks!! :)Continue
Anyone do anything to soundproof any of their interior rooms? Specifically anything with mass loaded vinyl acoustic barrier? We'd like to soundproof the wall between a bedroom and the greatroom. We have 3/4 vmatch (pine) on the outside, 2x4 studs with 3 1/2 fiberglass batt betweent the studs and will then have another layer of 3/4 vmatch on the inside. We've thought of adding a 1 lb strip of MLV…Continue
My house is 15 years old. Most of the houses in our locality have already undergone a renovation. Our house is looking so outdated compared to the other houses in our neighborhood. We are planning to renovate our house. Before starting the renovation work, we need to shift some of our household materials to storage units. We need a climate controlled storage units to store our households. I have heard that climate controlled storage units can prevent our belongings from getting damaged. I…Continue
Started by Alta C. Herr in Building and Maintenance Issues Aug 8.