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Why compliance trainings are critical for organizations?

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Refinishing questions

We are in the process of refinishing cabin. Will be finished with staining tomorrow at some point.…See More
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New to this

Hello, My name is Brian and Im looking to start building my log home in western NC, i was hoping…See More
Donald Parsons replied to Dave McLochlin's discussion Garage ideas
"Hello Dave - we (Appalachian Log Structures) have several log garage plans, even ones with living…"
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Join the Cabin Life Facebook group where you can share your cabin photos, ask questions about log home maintenance, and connect with others who love the cabin lifestyle as much as you!…


Posted by Samantha Trueheart on January 16, 2018 at 12:40pm


Refinishing questions

We are in the process of refinishing cabin. Will be finished with staining tomorrow at some point. I have a couple of questions that hopefully someone can answer for me. We are using all Permachink products.1. We will be putting second coat of Lifeline ultra-2 on log ends tomorrow morning. The dry time is 4 to 6 hours but cure time is 72 hours. Do I apply the log end seal after dry time or cure time?2. Monday will be 7 days since I used log wash to clean the logs. I still have to repair some…Continue

Started by Dave McLochlin in All About Stains and Sealants yesterday.

New to this

Hello, My name is Brian and Im looking to start building my log home in western NC, i was hoping there was someone out there who has experience starting fro scratch who can recommend good builders in the area. I am completely new to this and my budget is under 250K for hopefully a 2-3 bedroom log home. I would like to buy a plot of land and get someone to build the home I'm looking for thats hopefully an all inclusive type deal (I.E. plumbing, electric, septic, water,ect). so where do I begin?…Continue

Started by Brian McCarthy in So, How Do I? on Saturday.

Garage ideas 1 Reply

My wife and I are starting the planning stages of building a detached garage on our property. It will be next to our log cabin. Our cabin was custom built by original owner using hand hewn 6x12 poplar logs. Aside from building the garage to match cabin, I was looking for alternative options that anyone has maybe gone with? I am just looking for different ideas, materials, looks, etc. that will not look out of place next to cabin. Continue

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Started by Dave McLochlin in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by Donald Parsons on Friday.

Noise reduction 10 Replies

Does anyone have any experience in using carpet to soundproof a floor. Like many log houses our bedroom is under a second floor BR that has our ceiling as its floor. Sound travels perfectly between them and we are looking for some abatement. Does anyone have experience using soundproofing carpet pads under a carpet or rug. Does it have any significant advantages for the extra cost and does it work a little or well. The large rug up there does almost nothing and I'm looking for input before I…Continue

Tags: carpet, soundproofing, noise

Started by Dave Neuburger in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Robi Haqe on Thursday.

Painted log home 6 Replies

I recently bought a 30 year old cypress log home.  I believe it was stained and protected for 23 years and was painted 7 years ago.   There is no rot that can be seen and it's 900 sq. ft.  What is the best way to preserve it?Continue

Started by Patti Veale in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Patti Veale on Tuesday.

Deer Repellent Article 2 Replies

I came across this article this morning and thought you log home dwellers would appreciate it, seeing as how many of you are surrounded by deer regularly.!-- Charis w/ SashcoContinue

Tags: log, home, landscaping, plants, repellent

Started by CharisB in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Pieni Sieni Sep 15.

Log Production Time Schedule from Felling to Ready to Assemble Logs

Dear Log Home Neighborhood,Would someone like to explain, in layman's terms, what is the general schedule in terms of different processes and the time they take, that is required to produce ready to assemble logs, starting from the felling of living trees.The project I have in mind, is a very basic, remote log cabin which I would hope to have finished in the least time feasible, starting from self-supplied, fresh timber.This is in no ways a thought out project, and I'm simply considering…Continue

Started by Pieni Sieni in Building and Maintenance Issues Sep 15.

Mold/Mildew on logs - never ending battle...

It seems a never ending battle with mold/mildew on my log home.  The home is about 30' tall at the peak so it's difficult to get on ladders each spring/fall and scrub the logs to clean them.  If I just spray on Log Wash, it doesn't do anything unless I scrub.I just stained my home 2 years ago.  I pressure washed it last summer and washed it again earlier this spring.  I use Log Wash.Does anyone have any suggestions on how to prevent this?  Or is this just the log home life and I should get used…Continue

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Started by Timothy S Rector in Building and Maintenance Issues Sep 15.


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