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Transformation vs Q8 Oil

I am considering using either Sashco Transformation or Outlast Q8 Oil for our 1965 log home. Any…See More
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Timber Block Announces New 15 Year Stain Warranty!

We are very pleased to announce, Timber Block now has a stain warranty up to 15 years!…See More
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Financing Your Log Home - Part 1 of 3

This 3-part series on Financing your Dream Log Home was co-written by Greg Ebersole, Mortgage Loan…See More
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A Majestic Log Home with Big Logs

This Colorado couple rebuilds their log cabin on a grand scale--using big logs and a large…See More
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Kristen Hopf posted a blog post

A Majestic Log Home with Big Logs

This Colorado couple rebuilds their log cabin on a grand scale--using big logs and a large…See More
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Lake Hartwell Log Structures at Lake Hartwell,South Carolina

May 21, 2016 from 1pm to 4pm
We are Randy and Tricia Travis from Appalachian Log Structures.  Come and visit our home. You will…See More
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The Perfect Log Home

Starting your plan to build your dream home is much easier than you think. Contact us today and…
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A Majestic Log Home with Big Logs

This Colorado couple rebuilds their log cabin on a grand scale--using big logs and a large footprint. Photography by Joseph Hilliard

colorado log home built with big logs

Gunter and Gloria Preuss set high expectations for their log home. “I’m passionate…

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Posted by Kristen Hopf on April 28, 2016 at 11:50am

10 Log-Home Maintenance Myths

You’re probably aware of the concerns some people have about log-home maintenance. Some horror stories have been told about how homes quickly fell…

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Posted by Kristen Hopf on April 27, 2016 at 9:31am

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Transformation vs Q8 Oil

I am considering using either Sashco Transformation or Outlast Q8 Oil for our 1965 log home. Any recommendations or experience with either product?Thank you,AdamContinue

Started by Adam in All About Stains and Sealants 18 hours ago.

Sanding vs blasting process 9 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 George on Tuesday.

Recessed shower lights in walk in shower

What is the best way to install recessed led shower lighting in an open  walk in shower? Continue

Started by linda gail capshaw in Welcome to the Log Home Forum Apr 14.

Vertical Corner Post replacement

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 Apr 8.

New Purchase - Gaps, Foam Insulation & Logs Splitting 2 Replies

Hi All- I'm so thankful I found such a unique and wonderfully helpful group! We are in the process of purchasing a log cabin that was built in 2005 but I had some questions about gaps, etc. I apologize in advance if these questions are naive, I'm still learning!First, while looking at the home we saw that there are a lot of places that you can see daylight where two logs come together and creates a vertical joint as well as in the corners. Is this normal due to settling? If so, what do you…Continue

Started by Laura Hodge Pfister in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Bob Mack Apr 7.

help? loft decking kerf cut? what to do... 1 Reply

Finishing our full scribe log home and am looking for some experienced advice. Im getting ready to install 2" decking on loft logs and the kerf or groove that I need to make on side wall logs is going to be right in lateral groove....woops! The bottom of the 2"x material will be fine,right in the top of wall log, but where the top surface of "the groove" for 2x winds up taking out bottom of the lateral! This log also has a shed dormer wall on top of it, with only saddle notches at either end.…Continue

Started by Damion in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Bob Mack Apr 7.

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What is best stain for exterior of log home?

Started by Ray Mazza in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Michael McArthur Apr 6.

Windows 14 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 Susan Schutz Mar 31.

 
 
 

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