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Guild Log and Timber replied to Micah Levy's discussion Sanding Away Stain
"Just get a good sander and TONS! of paper. Then you get a truckload of elbow grease and you…"
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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


Sanding Away Stain 1 Reply

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

Started by Micah Levy in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Guild Log and Timber yesterday.

Ways to make the home secure 4 Replies

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

Started by Frizall in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Guild Log and Timber yesterday.

Lateral weight bearing log walls?

Hi All,New to the forum we purchased an imported  Norwegian log home in Vermont last fall.  The home was built in 1972.I wanted to hang a hammock from the exterior of the cabin but now i'm wondering if there is much lateral integrity on a log near a window?  Would hanging a hammock bracket at the green X in this photo be a bad idea?  I am thinking it might be better to fasten a piece of wood to the column of log ends to the left of the X?  Or maybe it's just a bad idea to hang anything this…Continue

Started by Frank Martin in Building and Maintenance Issues Jul 9.


First log home and suddenly noticed a bunch of these holes showing up in the roof.  HELP!!Any suggestions on how to deal with them (both he repair and preventative??).Continue

Started by Carlos Leon in Building and Maintenance Issues Jul 9.

Anyone have Amish build their log home? 1 Reply

Husband and I still working on our dream!  We have talked w/ many log home companies and feel maybe going with Amish builders would be best.  But wanted to hear anyone's advice if you did this.Continue

Started by Shannon in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Guild Log and Timber Jul 7.

Looking for Siding 2 Replies

I have a log cabin that was built in 1998. The bottom corners and siding on the dormers is rotten. The siding was milled by Old Timer Log Homes out of Juliet TN. They have gone out of business and I can't find any siding or false corners that even come close to the correct dimensions. It is white pine ship lap with no reveal. It 1 7/8" thick and the stack is 7 1/2". The lap is 1/4" x 3/8". The corners are butt pass. Does anyone know where I can buy siding to match? Is there anyone out there…Continue

Started by Toni Hazen in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Toni Hazen Jul 2.

Furniture to add to log home

My journey to build and own my dream house still goes on. Dreams might soon turn into reality once I receive the annual bonus upon resignation. I'm thinking about pooling some money with a few close friends of mine which might be enough to purchase a previously owned log house in Brantford. Well, once that happens, I'd like to know what tone of furniture would be ideal for the log house. Heading out to…Continue

Started by Nancy Grace in Building and Maintenance Issues Jun 25.

Dream house 3 Replies

I've always wanted to purchase a log house because I think it's just splendid to look at from the outside as well as the interiors. Right now, I'm saving up so I can fulfil my dream and embark on my dream project by the beginning of 2020.The other day, I reached quite late back from office, I was evidently tired and fell asleep on the couch. I had a dream in which I was submerged in a water body but there was no undercurrent so it was certain that I was in a pool. I floated upwards to see…Continue

Started by Nancy Grace in Just For Fun. Last reply by Nancy Grace Jun 25.


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