Posted by Timber Block on February 3, 2017 at 2:30pm
Story by Suzanna Logan | Photography by Joseph Hilliard
Along a wooded peninsula high above the gentle twists and…Continue
Posted by Kristen Hopf on January 12, 2017 at 7:38pm
My tongue-in-groove vaulted ceiling started leaking a while back. Tried to locate the leak and fix it and finally found it where the chimney went into the house. Although there were only a few spots where it dripped from, some small areas in the boards have turned a gray or slightly dark gray. I think I have any mold taken care of but how do I get rid of the gray spots on the boards? Is there a product out there that will get rid of the stains? Thanks!DougContinue
Chlorine Bleach, Oxalic Acid, Sodium Percarbonate Bleach (Oxygen bleach), Trisodium Phosphate (TSP)Their Respective Pros and Cons 1. Chlorine Bleach PROS: Strongly bleaches all types of wood. Cheap Readily available Kills mildew CONS: Chlorine gas can be released if chlorine bleach is mixed with other household chemicals, such as ammonia. Chlorine gas can be hazardous or fatal Readily kills plants, especially new growth. 2. Oxalic Acid PROS: Particulary good at removing tannin stains It is the…Continue
Treat Your Logs First To Make Them Last. You've just spent a long time leafing through planning books, selecting the logs, choosing the perfect lot--waiting for your dream home to be built. Why put all that at risk? Rot, weather, insects, fungi all pose a serious threat to your logs. Protect your investment--treat your logs first to make them last.Applying A Borate To A Log Home.Questions and Answer to apply a borate to a log home. Question: If I apply a borate to a log home how long will it…Continue
Hi everyone. New owner of a 35 year old kit log home in southern California. This house has been neglected and now we (my wife, kids and I) have taken the reins and hope to get it back to looking great since we log the style and our view is more than worth the effort.After we moved in we discovered some log rot and had that replaced by Prolog Restoration who did a…Continue
Which style of log is better for R factor..rough hewn with chinking or D logs? We have had so many different answers to this already and we are on the fence regarding which one we want.
Is there anybody with log home experience that we can pay to consult us with our newly purchased log home in Rogue River Oregon? We don't mind doing the work it's just we don't know what exactly needs done? But we do know something needs to be done.
Hey there! We are looking at purchasing this log home built in 1980 in New York state. Can anyone tell from the pictures (southeast exposure) whether the dark coloration is anything serious, or just a matter of cleaning or restaining? I've been reading about testing with bleach, but we haven't gotten to do that...We had been thinking of using a pigmented stain (like red or green) in the future.We also noticed that the current owners put thin strips of black foam between logs inside; is that…Continue
Hello from Montana,I'm a producer casting for a new HGTV show about people who have recently purchased a log home or are about to make a purchase. Our show is similar to "House Hunters," except we focus exclusively on log homes. Here's a look at some content we shot for the pilot episode: http://vimeo.com/91723029Password: logcabinRight now we are looking for realtors and their buyers who are in the process of buying or have purchased a…Continue