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Timber Block Walls Up Event - Pennsylvania at Near Williamsport, Pennsylvania

November 17, 2014 from 9:30am to 2:30pm
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We Love Fall!

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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…


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…


Posted by Whitney Richardson on December 23, 2013 at 2:00pm


Introduce Yourself! 293 Replies

Welcome to The Log Home Neighborhood! We're glad you stopped by.Feel free to introduce yourself here, or, create a profile and start uploading photos and videos, start blogging, join groups and take advantage of all the best resources the The Log Home Neighborhood has to offer.Oh, and by the way, I'm the Neighborhood Host - so let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns and I'll be more than happy to accommodate you!Continue

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Started by Neighborhood Host in Welcome to the Log Home Forum. Last reply by See Dirt Run! Inc. 17 hours ago.

Chinking vs bagged mortar? 2 Replies

I'm restoring a circa 1870 hewn cabin and will be chinking the inside only. Exterior is clapboard. I'm on a budget so no synthetic. But what are the issues in using a quikcrete bagged mortar instead of mixing sand, lime and mortar like I see lots of people doing? Thanks all!

Started by Allen banks in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by shanny Oct 24.

New Roof - Caulk or Not Caulk 4 Replies

We are in the final stages of replacing  the asphalt roof on our log home.  Because of the design of the previous roof, it was necessary to cut out some of the logs along the dormers, remove the old shingles then insert a 4" x 4" cedar timber (see photo). The roofing contractor is adamant that I do not caulk the bottom of the timber where it comes in contact with the asphalt; the top of the timber will be caulked however.  I live in a wooded area so debris, leaves, seeds from the trees along…Continue

Started by Thomas Leigl in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by CharisB Oct 24.

Suggestions for shopping for an existing log home 3 Replies

We are thinking about looking on the existing-log-home market.  I would appreciate any advice you may have for when we start shopping around.Continue

Started by Hank Hill in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by Wayne McClain Oct 24.

Save money on restaining a cabin? 2 Replies

I am the third owner of a cabin that was built in the early 1980's. As far as I know the stain is the original and it is good under the front porch and the carport, but the west and south side I have black showing and in some areas the stain is very thin. I am living of fumes (very low income), but would like to take care of my home.  Does anyone have any ideas on how to save some funds on getting my cabin restained? The cabin is approximately 1200 sq ft. and I was given 1 quote for cob…Continue

Started by Viola Kinney in So, How Do I?. Last reply by Raymond Wengerd Oct 21.

Finding Replacement Logs

Hello!I have purchased a kit log home in northern California.  It has a few rotted logs and I'm trying to find some logs of the same profile to make the repairs.  The log are milled Cedar and have a "D" shape.  I have attached some pictures of the log profile.   I do not know who the manufacturer is.  Does anyone know who makes these logs?  Is the company still in business?Thank YouJonContinue

Tags: Logs, Rotted, profile, Cedar, restoration

Started by Jonathan Cassaday in Building and Maintenance Issues Oct 19.

Has anyone used wood waiter?

I asked a question about dumb waiters two years ago (yes, we are still in design phase) and Wood Waiter was suggested.  I see their ads in the magazines and have looked through their website.  Their product is reasonably priced... just wondering if anyone has used them or heard anything good or bad. On a side note, it's my hope that two more years from now I'll finally be enjoying my log home and not still asking questions about building!Continue

Started by Cynthia Gugg in Building and Maintenance Issues Oct 14.

Looking to restain the cabin 2 Replies

The cabin I am living in has the original stain from 20 years ago and I am looking for a company to come in and either blast it or sand it and restain it. I live in NC. And would appreciate a list of certified companies that could give me a quote.  I was also wondering if you power washed it if you need to do any sanding to smooth out the roughness?Continue

Started by Viola Kinney in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by CharisB Oct 13.



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