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Gorgeous Staircase Railings!

The railing on this staircase, which continues to the railing on the loft is incredible. We love…
Tuesday
Elliot Janssens posted a discussion

Scribed dovetail log home

I plan to build a log home when I retire and I want something slightly different but also…See More
Monday
Tyler M. Newport posted a blog post
Monday
don sigler replied to Laura Ramthun's discussion Cracking Logs on Interior and Exterior
"Those cracks or checks look NORMAL. Been in a Ripple Craft Log Home for 15 yrs. Logs do that, seems…"
Apr 19
Herb Gale left a comment for Alysha Smith
"Alysha Hi, are the picture that showing the curtain the inside of you log cabin that you live…"
Apr 19
Herb Gale replied to Summer Segeleon's discussion Painting Kitchen Cabinets - What color??
"I agree with Eugene cherry cabinets look great I have them in my kitchen"
Apr 18
Timber Block posted a photo

Dream Home Under Construction!

An amazing photo of a Timber Block home under construction! This is a customized Tahoe model from…
Apr 17

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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…

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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…

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Posted by Whitney Richardson on December 23, 2013 at 2:00pm

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Scribed dovetail log home

I plan to build a log home when I retire and I want something slightly different but also traditional.My method of construction would use logs about 16" in diameter, scribed fit, half dovetail corners, hewn inside only and a 1ft scarf cut from the outside face of the dovetail.I did see an old article about this method but it was hewn inside and out hence why I would need a scarf cut.I know it would be a lot more work than other methods, is there any reason why I shouldn't build like this and it…Continue

Started by Elliot Janssens in Building and Maintenance Issues on Monday.

Cracking Logs on Interior and Exterior 7 Replies

Hello, I am new to the board and I attempted to find a similar question that was already asked. Seeing as though every situation is different though, I thought I would ask mine.I am purchasing this 20 year old log home and I wanted to know two things. Are the cracks going to affect my overall structural soundness and 2) how can I repair them without making the logs look awful? I saw that there are a lot of product suggestions for the Check Mate. Can I use that on interior as well as exterior? I…Continue

Tags: Cracking, Checking

Started by Laura Ramthun in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by don sigler Apr 19.

Painting Kitchen Cabinets - What color?? 7 Replies

Hi all... We've just installed some used kitchen cabinets that will need painting - the dilemma of coarse is the color ...   I see many pictures of flat black cupboards in log homes that look relatively acceptable, but I'd rather find something that I like even more. I see that there are zillions of pictures on here but I have dialup - so cannot sift through them very efficiently. Anyone here have some pics on thier profile of painted cabinets and feel that they have found a really nice color…Continue

Started by Summer Segeleon in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by Herb Gale Apr 18.

Blasting log home 17 Replies

Blasting has ruined my log home. Just wanted to let anyone planning on having there home blasted, it will completely ruin the logs. I don't know what to do. The blasting has left all the logs with a raised grain look. Can anyone help?Thanks George.Continue

Started by George in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Guild Log and Timber Apr 15.

What should I use to oil my interior logs 1 Reply

I have used orange oil or mineral oil in the past for yearly oiling of interior log cabins to keep the logs looking nice.  Can someone tell me which one is better to use and if so give me a source for purchasing in bulk?  I will need around 15 gallonsContinue

Tags: orange, oil, mineral, cabins, log

Started by Stephanie Boutry in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Stephanie Boutry Apr 14.

sequence to lowering jack 4 Replies

I am wondering if anybody ever lowered their own jacks on there log house?what the sequences is to doing it. Continue

Started by Herb Gale in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Herb Gale Apr 13.

Internet access 2 Replies

Like a lot of y'all we will be moving out to the sticks in a few months. There appear to be only two options for use where we will be living: 1. Hughesnet Gen 4 (or the equivalent of some other company), and 2. Verizon's product called Home Fusion. Does anyone have any experience with either?

Started by Hank Hill in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Terry & Shelley S Apr 12.

Hardwood floors

I want to put hardwood floors in our 80 year old full log cabin in in northwest Wisconsin.  What kind of floor do you recommend?  We close the cabin during the winter, so there are extreme temperatures.Continue

Started by Nancy Mornar in Building and Maintenance Issues Apr 10.

 
 
 

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