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Colorado Log Home Finishing commented on Guild Log and Timber's blog post Where have all the craftsmen gone
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Timber Block posted an event

Timber Block Walls Up Event - Pennsylvania at Near Williamsport, Pennsylvania

November 13, 2014 from 9:30am to 2:30pm
Join the excitement of watching the industry leader in new home building install home walls in one…See More
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Joe Smith posted a blog post

watch this link about this crook that builds log homes illegally

go on you tube and type in "log home disaster built by jason dunn"See More
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Raymond Wengerd replied to Viola Kinney's discussion Save money on restaining a cabin?
"Painting is never a good idea for a log home Viola, it traps moisture and rots the logs from…"
Lee Denman commented on See Dirt Run! Inc.'s video

Log Home Restoration chemical stripping pressure washing Testimonial See Dirt Run

"Very nice keep up the good work. Happy log home owners means future work for everyone in our…"
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Love This Kitchen!

Another gorgeous Timber Block kitchen. We love where the fireplace is too. (This cozy home makes us…


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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


Save money on restaining a cabin? 2 Replies

I am the third owner of a cabin that was built in the early 1980's. As far as I know the stain is the original and it is good under the front porch and the carport, but the west and south side I have black showing and in some areas the stain is very thin. I am living of fumes (very low income), but would like to take care of my home.  Does anyone have any ideas on how to save some funds on getting my cabin restained? The cabin is approximately 1200 sq ft. and I was given 1 quote for cob…Continue

Started by Viola Kinney in So, How Do I?. Last reply by Raymond Wengerd yesterday.

Finding Replacement Logs

Hello!I have purchased a kit log home in northern California.  It has a few rotted logs and I'm trying to find some logs of the same profile to make the repairs.  The log are milled Cedar and have a "D" shape.  I have attached some pictures of the log profile.   I do not know who the manufacturer is.  Does anyone know who makes these logs?  Is the company still in business?Thank YouJonContinue

Tags: Logs, Rotted, profile, Cedar, restoration

Started by Jonathan Cassaday in Building and Maintenance Issues on Sunday.

Has anyone used wood waiter?

I asked a question about dumb waiters two years ago (yes, we are still in design phase) and Wood Waiter was suggested.  I see their ads in the magazines and have looked through their website.  Their product is reasonably priced... just wondering if anyone has used them or heard anything good or bad. On a side note, it's my hope that two more years from now I'll finally be enjoying my log home and not still asking questions about building!Continue

Started by Cynthia Gugg in Building and Maintenance Issues Oct 14.

Looking to restain the cabin 2 Replies

The cabin I am living in has the original stain from 20 years ago and I am looking for a company to come in and either blast it or sand it and restain it. I live in NC. And would appreciate a list of certified companies that could give me a quote.  I was also wondering if you power washed it if you need to do any sanding to smooth out the roughness?Continue

Started by Viola Kinney in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by CharisB Oct 13.

Blasting - Pot and Compressor for a homeowner 5 Replies

Looking for tips on a reasonable set up for a homeowner on blasting pots and compressors.  Looked into renting tow-behind compressors and large pots but they would be running around $1000 a week.  Probably going to need the equipment 4 or more times that so maybe I should just buy.  any tips?Continue

Started by Deer Mountain Mad Man in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by Wayne Bell Oct 12.

A schedule from all, Ground prep to move in? 18 Replies

We are nearing final stage of land selection, with offers etc. Have been collecting data and such from mfgs/builders/GM-mgmt teams/design-architects and estimated (not cast in bronze, just EST from each). My background is Program Manager in Hi Tech and Aerospace as well as ship building and lower tech. Also spent a year as GM for builder in small homes decades back. Property we really want has smaller home and we would live their during construction and use for guest home later on, so will be…Continue

Started by chuck charles in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by chuck charles Oct 11.

Introduce Yourself! 289 Replies

Welcome to The Log Home Neighborhood! We're glad you stopped by.Feel free to introduce yourself here, or, create a profile and start uploading photos and videos, start blogging, join groups and take advantage of all the best resources the The Log Home Neighborhood has to offer.Oh, and by the way, I'm the Neighborhood Host - so let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns and I'll be more than happy to accommodate you!Continue

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Started by Neighborhood Host in Welcome to the Log Home Forum. Last reply by Rob Ramrath Oct 8.

New Strategic Business advisors 6 Replies

Just ran across a web site developed in 2013.  Titled:  B Burton Webb Strategic Business Advisors.  Now instead of being a log home manufacturer, he is a business consultant.  I believe this fellow is the former owner of Tennessee Log Homes.  This business went bankrupt.  I have found court issues where a loan , over a million  dollars was defaulted on.  He was fired from working with the Mayor of Knoxville.  His home at the Tamarack Resort in Idaho, was sold on a short sale.  His home in…Continue

Started by henry in Log Home News Bulletin Board. Last reply by EZMARY Oct 1.



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