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Tricks to Get a Country Chic Look on Your Home's Exterior

If you are redoing your home's exterior, why not consider going all out and incorporating some…See More
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Snug Spaces in Log Homes

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Tenting a log home

Can a log home be tented to kill termites and boring beetles.  If not, why.  Thanks, CynthiaSee More
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CharisB replied to Angela Griffith's discussion Applying Chinking
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Tenting a log home

Can a log home be tented to kill termites and boring beetles.  If not, why.  Thanks, CynthiaContinue

Started by Cynthia Schnitz in Building and Maintenance Issues on Thursday.

Applying Chinking 2 Replies

We are about to begin the process of sealing and staining our newly constructed log cabin.  I ordered 10 gallons of Q8 log oil and plan on using that as well as PermaChink.  I started to apply the permachink in the 30oz tubes, which, as you can imagine, gets pretty heavy and the regular caulking gun becomes tedious to hold and squeeze at the same time.  Does anyone have any solutions or better suggestions for applying the chinking?Thanks in advance.AngelaContinue

Started by Angela Griffith in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by CharisB on Monday.

Vertical Corner Post replacement 1 Reply

Hi All,Im currently working on fixing up my 1940 log cabin and I would like to potentially replace one of my vertical corner posts. The cabin has been seriously neglected over the years and was in real bad shape when I bought it a few years back. On the back of the cabin there is a chain that goes from one post to the other (Im assuming to hold it up/straighten it out) as the previous owner was afraid of it falling down.Can you tell me what is the best (safest) way to remove and replace the…Continue

Started by Nicholas Martin in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by Nicholas Martin on Monday.

What is the difference between chinking & caulk 13 Replies

We are preparing to clean treat and seal our exterior.Is it best to stain before you chink or chink and then stain?

Started by Nicole & Mark in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by CharisB Jul 19.

Dave's Cheap and Easy - New Installment! Wood preservative!! Woooo Hooo! 3 Replies

It's been a while since I've posted anything on Log Home U, but I wanted to share an exciting development!Disclaimer - I sell no log home products or services whatsoever.  I like to do things that are cheap, easy, and wickedly effective.A while back I got into a friendly back and forth with some sellers of liquid gold priced log home finishes where never once was what I posted as cheap and easy, scientifically refuted.  I did get a lot of "why would anyone build an expensive home and then not…Continue

Started by David Thomas in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Michael McArthur Jul 18.

Pesky squirrels 9 Replies

We have squirrels at our cabin that are chewing on the ends of some of our logs.  How can we get rid of them? Continue

Started by linda gail capshaw in Welcome to the Log Home Forum. Last reply by Robert N Vachon Jul 16.

Chinking, treatment and staining 2 Replies

We just finished constructing a log home in New Hampshire. We used real logs not treated and was wondering what the best treatment for bugs was. What the best way to chink it is and the best stain to use. Any guidance is appreciated.

Started by Angela Griffith in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Donald Parsons Jul 12.


Is there a product you can apply over already stained logs with a pump sprayer for control of powder post beetles?Continue

Started by david labaire in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Eresko Ivan Jul 8.



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