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Amazing Kitchen Island View!

The interior design of this home is beautifully done. From this gorgeous island, with red kitchen…
Friday
Sophie Andersen posted a blog post

Common plumbing issues and how to deal with them

Having good plumbing means that you will not have any problems, it should, but it does not. Many…See More
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Timber Block posted a photo

Orford Model

This is Timber Block's Orford Model from its Craftsman Series. The Orford is 1986 square feet and…
Tuesday
Timber Block posted a photo

Gorgeous Living Room!

We've been talking a lot lately about natural light - how enough natural light in your home is not…
Jan 23
Timber Block posted a photo

Customized St. Bernard

The St. Bernard in our Classic Series is one of the favorite models among home owners. This home is…
Jan 22
John A posted photos
Jan 22
ed ziobro replied to Scott Wilber's discussion Trying to find out what cabin plan and company this is from
"  I saw a model from this company and although it was not a match it looked very similar…"
Jan 22
James W. Harbin left a comment for BobM
"Hello Folks, Using bleach to clean log homes has the tendency to compromise the Ph of the wood.…"
Jan 21

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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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Trying to find out what cabin plan and company this is from 2 Replies

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Started by Scott Wilber in From the Editors. Last reply by ed ziobro Jan 22.

Researching contractors to media blast my home in Reliance, TN 10 Replies

I contracted a man and wife team to clean the outside of my log home and apply Woodgard to it after it dried. Unfortunately, they bought and applied deck stain instead of the already purchased Woodgard.  I called Woodgard and they told me that I'd have to wait 2-3 years until the finish wore off. It's been that long and some of the finish is gone but there are other places that still show the stain. I'm looking for information on media blasting contractors in my area to see if this is what my…Continue

Started by Scott Green in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Wayne Bell Jan 19.

Looking At Cabins

Sometimes you just have to stop and take pictures and look at the old Colorado cabins.  In my small community of less than 2000 people, South Park, Colorado, there used to be 150,000 people living here.  They left behind there homes which are a wonderful display of decay.  Old cabins like this can be found all over Colorado.…Continue

Tags: County, Park, photography, photos, chinking

Started by Colorado Log Home Finishing in Just For Fun Jan 19.

Restaining with same stain but looks like mildew present - help 4 Replies

I am restaining a log home with Wolman Durastain, Semitransparent stain (same stain as on walls now).  I know it's not the best stain but it's what's on the house now and I'd like to avoid a complete change.I power washed the walls and let dry for a few days.  It appears there is mildew on logs in several places (this mildew may have appeared during drying (?)).  The mildew can be brushed off with rag in places.  The Durastain is supposed to be mildew resistant.  Do I need to remove this before…Continue

Tags: mildew, restaining

Started by Bem in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Kevin Piatz Jan 13.

Sansin Enviro-Stain 2 Replies

I wanted to drop in and say Hello from The Sansin Corporation. I am our Log Home and Timber Frame Sales Representative. I've been lurking these forum boards for a few months and finally decided to sign up. I'll reserve this thread for product Q&A for fellow board members. If you have used our product on your home, please post a picture and a short message about the build.Thanks!JeffContinue

Started by Jeff Paddock in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Jeff Paddock Jan 13.

Electrical conduit colors 10 Replies

Adding some lighting outside.  I've found bronze powder coated metal boxes, switch covers, etc that will look OK against the stained logsBut-- I'm looking for suggestions for the conduit or other wire covering.  There's always the grey flex or PVC, but I was already informed "none of that grey stuff on our house..."I've read mixed reviews of painting the grey PVC with regards to it peeling when outside.So-- Any suggestions on surface running of the lighting wires on the outside of the logs ?Continue

Started by Robin&Ron in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by Guild Log and Timber Jan 9.

Large checking indoors on roof beams 5 Replies

Checking on the log beams supporting our roof appears to be increasing.  Maybe it's in my head or maybe it's winter and the checks are just more pronounced.  About every second or third beam has a 1-4" to 1/2" (only a few are 1/2") checks.  Most go from 3-5 feet but some are the length of log.  Attached are several picsWe…Continue

Tags: beams, roof, on, Checking

Started by Bem in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing Jan 9.

Clean cedar bark siding 13 Replies

My log cabin, that I just purchased, has cedar bark on the outside. It was built in 1929 and the majority of it looks great except for the snowline. See the first picture. Is there a certain type of log wash and/or technique I can use on the bark to remove the snowline?Once the snowline is removed what can I use to preserve the bark?Thanks,RoyContinue

Started by Roy Higgs in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Guild Log and Timber Jan 7.

 
 
 

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