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Brian Donelson replied to Mike's discussion Insect boring holes in knots of pine
"Most likely the female laid her eggs at the edge of the knot, as it would provide the easiest…"
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Mike replied to Mike's discussion Insect boring holes in knots of pine
"Brian, Yes I did notice frass on the hole shown in the first picture.  I used a toothpick to…"
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Brian Donelson replied to Mike's discussion Insect boring holes in knots of pine
"Hi Mike, From the pictures it's rather hard to tell what is causing the damage, but typically…"
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Insect boring holes in knots of pine

I will soon be refinishing a side of my log home (stripping to bare wood, borate, then stain).  I…See More
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Insect boring holes in knots of pine 3 Replies

I will soon be refinishing a side of my log home (stripping to bare wood, borate, then stain).  I have noticed that some insect has been boring into the knots of the logs in a few places.  In some areas its just a small hole, but on others it appears it ate out most of the knot.  I do plan on treating the walls with borate, but I am unsure if this will even help since it will probably not be absorbed in the knots.  Any idea what is causing this?…Continue

Started by Mike in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Brian Donelson 6 hours ago.

Window.....what is the best material? 4 Replies

I'm really hoping someone can offer me some good advice here. I'm having a log house built in Transylvania, Romania. We're now at the point where we're almost ready to install our Windows.We'd like to use PVC to keep the costs down and to make maintenance easier but our builder is really trying to put us off by saying the logs won't settle properly unless we use wooden Windows and we might experience all sorts of problems.The cynic in me thinks is is because they have only used wooden Windows…Continue

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Started by Amanda Williams in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Amanda Williams Jul 2.

Tips to qualify for a second mortgage...

My brother is living in a tiny house. He and his wife got blessed with their second baby, as their family is getting greater they are planning to move to another residence. Currently, they are running on a single income, that is my brother's!They have some emotional bond with their primary home, so instead of selling, they are planning to keep it and then to buy another home! They have found an apartment near mine and almost up to buy it. They already have a loan on their primary home, it will…Continue

Started by Emma Nathan in So, How Do I? Jun 28.

Log Home update 3 Replies

So the wife and are in our log home, thanks to Peele Timber out of Middlesex NC.,. They are the best people and working crew that any one can afford. Truly a wonderful experience from start to finish. If there's any questions in-regards to having your log home built by these great folks, then please send me an email. NOW back to SL, almost 15k deposit gone with just a set of stamped plans. Not one 2x4 or piece of log cut from them. Sat with a salesman, asked lots of questions, including a rough…Continue

Started by Leon DeLorge in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by Donald Parsons Jun 19.

Log Home Insurance 2019 3 Replies

What insurance companies are folks using for their log homes?My agent informed me yesterday that Traveler's, who I've used for three years, is changing their coverages and specifically lists "Log Homes" as a non-coverable item. It looks like State Farm will cover log homes, but at more than double my current rate annually.My agent has checked with several other companies, including non-standard companies, and she said the options are pretty thin in Virginia.Specifically, Traveler's said that…Continue

Started by Mike & Barbara Higgins in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by Donald Parsons Jun 7.

furniture ideas

Hello, finishing a log home and looking for some ideas on furniture. Need a sofa and loveseat combo would like leather however we are finding that most of the box stores carry large / over sized sofas that wont really work for us, the cabin is small. Any ideas and or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Thanks!Continue

Started by Andrew in Repair and Home Projects Help May 17.

Flooring advice..

My grandparents' house is 50 years old. Nothing has been done to them in 30 years or more. Kitchen has fir and the rest of the house has wide board pine. There are gaps in between the woods maybe not but it began to look weird.I'm planning to renovate the entire house floors. The rooms and living room have wooden cupboards so I'd love to have an antique flooring which can…Continue

Started by Emma Nathan in All About Stains and Sealants Apr 30.

Using Glass Backslpashes In Kitchen

Been thinking about using glass backsplashes in my kitchen.Glass provides an attractive and cost-effective alternative to tile and other backsplashes. With minimal seams, it is much easier to clean than tiles.But I heard so many people saying, it'll crack easily. If the glass is being installed near a heat source, it'll eventually crack when exposed to the heating element. So I don't know how long it's gonna last in the kitchen.When I called a nearby…Continue

Started by James F. Geyer in Building and Maintenance Issues Apr 28.

 
 
 

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