Hey Folks,New here to the group, but we are seeing some great reads here to learn more as we move forward in buying our first log home. We are looking at a home that was built in 2001 and I noticed something on the first viewing and wanted to ask about it. Keep in mind that we are rookies and learning about design and construction, so I may botch some terms along the way.Anyways... There is a beam that has a twist in it that appears to hold up a couple of "tie" logs. I am going to attempt to…Continue
We built the log home of our dreams. Put our hearts, souls and a lot of time, sweat and love into every detail. Loved it! Planned to live there the rest of our lives there, but life took a different path and we had to move. It is a wonderful home with tons of special features and lots of character. Set in a beautiful private wooded setting with tons of wildlife, yet only minutes to the big city - hard to find these days! Everyone who sees it loves it and many express they would love to buy it…Continue
Hi,I want to renovate my log house. I am thinking about immediately after the winter because it's my wedding in the spring. But, I am having problems with the budget. It would cost as much 40K. I have been thinking about mortgaging. Question one : Is it a good idea to try a mortgage loan for renovation?And, I was searching for different rate and schemes and found this page about differences of variable and fixed mortgage. …Continue
Started by Antony Huerta in Building and Maintenance Issues on Wednesday.
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Looking for someone or a company in Middle or South Georgia for log home restoration and repair! I'm located about 60 miles south of Macon Georgia. I have seen a couple up in the North Ga/Tennessee area but was seeing if anyone serviced Middle/South Georgia.ThanksContinue
Started by David Lewis in Building and Maintenance Issues on Tuesday.
Hi!I am wondering if anyone else has had the problems I am having with the stain on my logs?Three years ago I had my cedar logs pressure washed and stained with Cabots oil stain. They look terrible, and have faded, blotchy looking, where the sun hits.It was very expensive to do and now am wondering how to fix it?Continue
The "Log & Timber Home Show" showed up on the events calendar here, passing through the area (in Chantilly, VA). So we decided to go, having recently purchased a 200 year old log home. I expected to find a lot of builders, and that was what I found. What I didn't expect was almost nothing else, and not much at all. The event was held in a small wing of the Dulles Expo Center, and had maybe 45 booths. There were a very few outfits selling something besides "Let us build one for you!",…Continue
Started by Ishmael in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by Edward Johnson Dec 1.
Can anyone tell me how to make a 45 degree cut into the backside of a 9 foot log so I can stand it vertically and apply it to a framed and drywalled corner as a accent log , AKA a pac-man log ?