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greg davis replied to greg davis's discussion old house borers
"does anyone have any other suggestions to rid our logs of these critters, aside from tenting.…"
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CharisB replied to Adam's discussion Sashco Transformation Log & Timber - Red Tone Dark vs Brown Tone Dark
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Adam replied to Adam's discussion Sashco Transformation Log & Timber - Red Tone Dark vs Brown Tone Dark
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CharisB replied to Adam's discussion Sashco Transformation Log & Timber - Red Tone Dark vs Brown Tone Dark
"Hey, Adam.  It's possible the brown tone would reduce some of the red tint to the stain.…"
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Sashco Transformation Log & Timber - Red Tone Dark vs Brown Tone Dark

I recently used Sashco Transformation Log & Timber, color Red Tone Dark on my home.  While I…See More
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Best Stain> 223 Replies

What is best stain for exterior of log home?

Started by Ray Mazza in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Nicholas Martin 7 hours ago.

Interior Cladding / Paneling on log home? 4 Replies

Hello and thanks for letting me be a part of the community -- I'm a total newbie, so bear with me. My wife and I may be moving into an existing small (~520 sq ft + loft) log cabin outside of Asheville NC next fall. It was built probably 10-20 years ago by the previous landowner as a summer project with his grandkids and is what I believe you would call "round log" construction on the bottom with a more modern loft and roof (I'm trying to attach some images here). This may be blasphemy on this…Continue

Tags: cladding, paneling, interiors

Started by Logan Roberts in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by Logan Roberts 14 hours ago.

To Pressure Wash or Not? 21 Replies

Hi everyone,I just bought a log home built in 1989. Haven't even moved in yet but I've discovered Perma-Chink's Web site. Seems I'll be in touch with them soon. I'd like to start out on the right foot. I don't know when the exterior of the house was last cleaned or treated so I'd like to do it ASAP. Is it a good or bad idea to pressure wash before using Log Wash or other such product and before treating with stain and topcoat?Thank you!AlexContinue

Started by Alexis L. Foxx in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by vancilwa on Thursday.

old house borers 2 Replies

We built our log home 24 yrs ago. Always have been diligent about my log care, use Woodguard every couple years. The house is southern pine logs.  Just recently have experience the unruly "clicking/knowing" noise of what I'm 99% sure are old house borers, just above our master bed in the wall. I did buy some injectable borate which I have since applied. I also plan to powerwash that section to bare wood, apply Bora care on the logs then re-apply the Wood Guard. I'm also going to inject…Continue

Tags: borers, house, old

Started by greg davis in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by greg davis Sep 12.

Sashco Transformation Log & Timber - Red Tone Dark vs Brown Tone Dark 3 Replies

I recently used Sashco Transformation Log & Timber, color Red Tone Dark on my home.  While I love the product, this color came out a bit too red for our liking.  2 coats have been applied, so it already has a good sheen.  Will using a 3rd coat of Brown Tone instead of hte red darken the overall color and give it more of the "brown" look?  Trying to decide if we are going to switch the color to brown before moving on to the remainder of the house?  Any advise would be appreciated.Continue

Tags: transformation

Started by Adam in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by CharisB Sep 8.

Choosing a Log Home kit

My wife and I are planning on retiring to Prescott, Az. and plan to build (ourselves) a log home kit 1,200 to 1,500 Chalet style. We are looking at Coventry, Battle Creek and Pan American. Has anyone had experience with these producers? Thanks for the inputContinue

Started by glenn in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!) Sep 7.

Anyone know what this is? 3 Replies

Recently bought a log home. Noticed red spots on bottom of some beams. Unsure if it's a growth of some kind or old drips from stain/pitch. Thanks for the help.

Started by karen jensen in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by CharisB Sep 5.

Sanding vs blasting process 10 Replies

HelloI will be restoring my home this spring and am wondering about the the difference between the two processes. Can a blasting company and a sanding company explain there process from start to finish, for example purposes the wall will be 10 feet long, 10 rounds high and 12" logs. No heavy damage just regular UV damage.Day 1Day 2Day 3Thanks George.Continue

Started by George in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Bob Barnes Sep 3.

 
 
 

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