Blasting has ruined my log home. Just wanted to let anyone planning on having there home blasted, it will completely ruin the logs. I don't know what to do. The blasting has left all the logs with a raised grain look. Can anyone help?Thanks George.Continue
Did you ever wonder why most of the homes featured in the log magazines rarely show functional window treatments? Truth is photographers want and need to capture as much openness, natural lighting and scenery as possible to compliment their photography. Unfortunately this practice does not provide the log home consumer with much insight in evaluating window treatment ideas. The end result, those of us who live in log homes have had to deal with this on our own usually ending up torn between…Continue
Doing our homework on log homes -We've read that a butt & pass corner style (constructed correctly) provides a log home that does not settle as much as other corner methods? All other factors being equal. Feedback on this please -Thanks,Gigi KellyVirginiaContinue
I'm refinishing a log home and every vendor is telling me something different about the best way to remove the stain from my house. I'm probably not inclined to go the pressure washing route even though it would be cheapest, but really at a loss as to the respective benefits of cob blasting vs. hand sanding (versus perhaps also blasting using some other media). Any input you have would be greatly appreciated.
Since it's been 2 weeks since a single sole last posted in the loghomeu I thought I check for pulse. Roll call everyone? Spring 2015 Log Home Maintenance season is turning out to be busy already, here's our first project, pictured below in the foothills outside of Denver. This log home had been built just 10 years ago and was originally coated with Sikkens Cetol 1-2-3, a product which we remove often and it's one of the more…Continue
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