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Custom Home

While many system built homes aren't able to allow the homeowner to customize exactly the way they…
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Wood Treatment Options For Log Homes

A look at some of the no-fuss wood treatment options available for preserving your home’s logs.…See More
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[Photo Slideshow] Sitting Pretty on a Log Home Deck

Can you imagine a log home without a porch or deck to sit and enjoy the natural surroundings? Log…See More
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The Perfect Sunday Morning!

We are absolutely in love with everything about this customized, classic Timber Block home. See…
Melanie Pool replied to liqing carey's discussion kitchen venting with Jenn-air downdraft cooktop - duct-free kit
"I see this a little late, did you already figure out your kitchen duct/ductless system?  Well…"
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Should You Choose A Log Home?

I believe that log home consumers need to be better informed. I have been involved in log home…See More
Raymond Wengerd replied to sam's discussion refinishing 1950s log home interior
"You "Can" do a white washed look on the interior of your house. Just use a breathable log…"


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[Log Home Tour] A Wisconsin Log Homestead

There isn’t a scrap of drywall to be found in this Wisconsin full-log homestead.

Photography courtesy of Golden Eagle Log Homes


What happens when an all-American couple wants the quintessential American…


Posted by Kristen Hopf on August 25, 2016 at 1:30pm

Log Home Maintenance FAQs

Your log home maintenance FAQs answered!

How long will a log home last?

More than a million log homes built in the United States in the 19th century are still standing. Many are still being used as primary residences. As…


Posted by Kristen Hopf on August 26, 2016 at 1:30pm


kitchen venting with Jenn-air downdraft cooktop - duct-free kit 1 Reply

Hi, All,I am new to this website and i have been enjoying reading some of the comments posted here.We are purchasing a log home that does not have ventilation system installed in the kitchen. We do not want to cut a hole through the walls or ceiling which will certainly cause potential leaking problem in the future. We are thinking of installing the Jenn-Air downdraft cooktop that has the duct-free kit. The duct-free kit actually filters the air before it is released back into the kitchen. Just…Continue

Started by liqing carey in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by Melanie Pool on Sunday.

refinishing 1950s log home interior 5 Replies

Posted question about painting long home white which got no response.  Really need to figure this out ASAP so here's another try.  Attached is an image of a 1950s log home I want to buy, but interior wood is dark and finished in high gloss.  I want to either paint white, of if this will rot the wood, I want to at least stain lighter in color or if I can remove finish all together, just leave it unfinished raw wood.  How do I go from Dark shine, to something more natural and lighter looking?…Continue

Started by sam in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Raymond Wengerd on Saturday.

gutter color on log cabin?

we are at the tail of of building our log siding cabin. we are in the process of installing gutters/downspouts but it seems none of the local gutter companies can match the roof color (which is a little darker than FOREST GREEN).question is, and im not good with color matching at all, any suggestions on what color to go with other than a close green? or should i stick with the closest green i can find? i attached a pic of the front, taken about a month ago. the door is a little darker than the…Continue

Started by joe smith in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!) Aug 23.

Simple Roof Maintenance Ideas for Log Homes

Your gutters are an instrumental part in helping water roll off of your roof and away from your log home. However, if your gutters are loose or clogged, they may not be able to do their job as effectively. What are some steps that you can take to keep your gutters clean and secure?Inspect Gutters Once…Continue

Tags: roof, shingles, home, gutter

Started by Brooke Chaplan in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!) Aug 23.

Bats, Bats and more Bats. 14 Replies

We finally moved into our dream home after 6 months of negotiation. It is a 4 bedroom log cabin on 11 heavily wooded acres in southern New Jersey and we just love it! We just have one small problem, bats. A lot of them. The first time I climbed into the attic I could see them hanging off of each other in strands that are 12 to 20 inches long. At night they come pouring out of the house in a display that reminds me of my trip to Carlsbad Caverns. (ok I'm exaggerating but there are a lot of them)…Continue

Started by Rich in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by Lindsay G Aug 20.

Home Improvements That Increase Your Cabin's Value

Six weeks ago, you closed on your first cabin. Since this joyous occasion, you’ve been busy unpacking and cleaning. Because your new cabin is a fixer-upper, you’re planning an upcoming, renovation project. However, you’re unsure what items to add to your remodeling, to-do list. Like many homeowners,…Continue

Tags: outdated, conserve, cabin, flooring

Started by Brooke Chaplan in All About Stains and Sealants Aug 10.

Applying Chinking 4 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 Aug 3.

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 Jul 28.



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