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Our campaign at Indiegogo is starting to take hold. We got a write-up in Crowdfunding Review this…See More
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Decorative additions for your garden

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9 tips to create big style in a small log home

We’ve all heard the clichés, “good things come in small packages,” and “less is more.” But when it…See More
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Classic A-Frame Style Log Homes

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Transformation vs Q8 Oil 8 Replies

I am considering using either Sashco Transformation or Outlast Q8 Oil for our 1965 log home. Any recommendations or experience with either product?Thank you,AdamContinue

Started by Adam in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Donald Parsons May 20.

Beware of recommendations

My wife and I bought a log cabin package from Original Log Cabin company who also advertises on this site. The rep we bought the cabin from recommended a builder who could deliver a turnkey product. We were then invited to a presentation, after we bought the cabin, which we attended. The recommended contractor was there making a presentation for the company. To get to my point, initially this contractor met us on site and we discussed where to build on our property. We signed on and gave him a…Continue

Started by Geoffrey Boyajian in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!) May 20.

Best Stain> 213 Replies

What is best stain for exterior of log home?

Started by Ray Mazza in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by CharisB May 20.

Advice on a cleaning agent Kleenstart or Log Wash? 1 Reply

I'm preparing to restain my log home. The current stain is Sansin in very good shape. The home just needs a maintenance coat of stain and sealer.I just want to clean the surface of some water stains, pollen, dust. Just needs a cleaning before new stain is applied. Has anyone used Kleenstart by Outlast, it is a peroxide bleach, how did it work? My other choice is Log wash by Permachink. Anybody use this before?Please just independent reviews. ThanksContinue

Started by Jeffrey Patnaude in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Donald Parsons May 16.

Sheetrock/drywall on 2x4 framing and insulation

Hi all,I am new to log home construction, but not new to the construction industry. I am looking to add drywall about 8' up the walls on the main floor (wifey wants to "brighten it up"). 1) I am aware of the expansion and contraction of the logs, but I am curious if that mostly plays into "newer" logs. This home was built in 1977 so....and I may be wrong here...the logs may have done most of their contraction/settling by now?2) I will be installing insulation in the 2x4 walls. Do I need a vapor…Continue

Started by Derek Keehr in Building and Maintenance Issues May 12.

Carpenter Bee's

Carpenter Bee season is here! Carpeter bees are large (1 inch) yellow and black bees which become active in early spring. They resemble bumble bees but do not live in colonies, have fewer hairs and no pollen sacs one the hind legs. They appear around homes and are a nuisance. Although it is rare to be stung by one, their sheer size is scary and people stay clear of them. Their nest is much more of concern. These nests, if left untreated, will result in extensive structural damage and will…Continue

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Started by Kelly in Building and Maintenance Issues May 12.

Introduce Yourself! 296 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 Howard mock May 3.

Selling a Custom Log Home

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

Tags: marketing, advertising, selling, buying

Started by Shawn Tucker in Log Home News Bulletin Board May 1.

 
 
 

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