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Restoration sanding vs blasting

I will be restoring my home this spring and am wondering about the the difference between the two…See More
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Assembly in Hours!

The benefits of a Timber Block System Built Home: The walls are pre-assembled in our quality…
shanny commented on Kristen Hopf's blog post The Great Northern Escape
"Thats a really nice place. Thats a switch. FL is supposed to be like the elephant grave yard."
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Abraham Lincoln's Log Cabin in Kentucky

As President's Day approaches, let's remember one of America's most beloved leaders and his famous…See More
Rip Noel replied to Rip Noel's discussion Need help with your log home restoration?
"Hi Greg, You may want to consider hiring my production company to capture your seminar and produce…"
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Timber Block Log Homes Development!

Timber Block is proud to announce several new developments across the USA and Canada. Talk to one…
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The Great Northern Escape

Florida natives leave sun and sand behind for the ultimate retirement dream in Montana.…


Posted by Kristen Hopf on February 4, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Facebook Contest: TV Room Throwdown


With the Super Bowl approaching, now is the time to ask the eternal question: Who has the best place to watch the game? Enter our Log Home…


Posted by Kristen Hopf on January 26, 2016 at 1:35pm


Need help with your log home restoration? 4 Replies

Greetings All,I am a 25 year log home owner and also a veteran video media producer. It is amazing to me how long and hard my wife and I worked to maintain our log home in an incorrect manner. Finally after about 20 years we brought in a Master Logsmith to help us with a complete restoration of our home. We had to do this because what we had been told to do by the manufacture did not work well at all. To make a very long story short, after learning the hard way how to properly restore and…Continue

Started by Rip Noel in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Rip Noel on Friday.

Seeking maintenance/restoration advice 9 Replies

We have purchased a log sided home in need of some restoration/maintenance. Its Cedar and the west side faces a lake. This side gets significant sun and wind exposure.  This is in northern Michigan.   Unsure of the last time it was stained, however we do know they used Sikkens Cetol (found a five gal pail in the basement).  Its been at least five years. On the high exposure lake side dormers there is peeling as well as spots of mold. Other, less exposed, areas of the house still seem to be in…Continue

Started by Mark H in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Raymond Wengerd Feb 3.

Needing advice about blasting and staining. 16 Replies

My house is 27 years old. There is no evidence that it has ever been stained since it's construction. I'm sure that it needs to be stained to get the benefits that it would bestow (I guess). Do I have to blast it before staining ? I have a bid of $6.50 per square foot to blast and stain. Ouch !!! Thanks for any and all advice.Continue

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Started by Paul Woodman in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by George Feb 1.

Looking for a Better Exterior Finish for my Log Home 4 Replies

My log home was built about three years ago,. The exterior was stained/treated once by the builder and a second time about one year ago. The finish already looks flat and dull, since the second treatment. I am searching for a better, longer lasting product that will give the logs a more satiny or glossy coating, with high quality water resistance.Could anyone give me some reviews or suggestions about such a product?Many thanks!KCContinue

Started by Kathryn Charles in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Michael Whalen Feb 1.

Ponderosa Pine or Black Hills Spruce for wall only on custom log home build?

I have spent some time on these forums and there is some great info here.  I am in planning phase of my project and live in Wisconsin.  Thanks all in advance.We are planning a pinned stacked log house - with butt and pass corners.  Plan to build myself.  Planning on doing some coursework at some point in near future.I am trying to find green logs big enough for our project, hoping to find local landowners who want to thin their lot and sell the logs.  If that doesn't work - I think I would have…Continue

Started by Darren Grover in Building and Maintenance Issues Feb 1.

Facebook Contest: TV Room Throwdown

With the Super Bowl approaching, now is the time to ask the eternal question: Who has the best place to watch the game? Enter our Log Home Living TV Room Throwdown Facebook Contest, and show us why your place is the best. Simply post a photo of your Entertainment Room setup on our Facebook page, and the winning entry…Continue

Tags: TV, rooms, football, contest, Facebook

Started by Kristen Hopf in From the Editors Jan 26.

Windows 3 Replies

Needing to replace windows in a log home. We like the Windsor Brand, Monroe NC and Des Moines IA. Seems no one in this area has used them. Found online good reports but want some real user feed back.Thanks GlennContinue

Started by Glenn Molenaar in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by shanny Jan 25.

Interior lighting, fan/light fixture or recessed lighting 8 Replies

The plan in the great room has a ceiling fan with a light fixture.  I'm not sure if this will be enough.  The great room is a prow with all the windows, ceiling peaks at about 35 ft.  There will be one very large truss (I'm told it's massive and gorgeous).  We plan on having a couple lamps next to the sofa.  The logs absorb light so I don't want to regret not having enough light.  Almost as bad as not having enough lighting is paying to install lighting we won't use.   The electrician already…Continue

Started by Cynthia Gugg in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by shanny Jan 25.



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