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Patrick replied to Patrick's discussion Just bought a log home
"Actually it will be my main residence :)"
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CharisB replied to Patrick's discussion Just bought a log home
"Fun! That's a great little cabin. :-) Hope you enjoy it! Should be a nice cozy place to get…"
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Just bought a log home

Afternoon. My name is Doc and I just bought a log home.Closed on this yesterday.Built by stone hill…See More
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Appalachian Log Structures - Factory Tour and Learning Seminar at Princeton, WV

October 28, 2017 from 9am to 4pm
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Just bought a log home 2 Replies

Afternoon. My name is Doc and I just bought a log home.Closed on this yesterday.Built by stone hill sawmilling and log homes in Wisconsin.I believe it was built for/by a family member of the company.Need some finishing but it looks like a great start.Continue

Started by Patrick in Welcome to the Log Home Forum. Last reply by Patrick 6 hours ago.

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What is best stain for exterior of log home?

Started by Ray Mazza in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Nicholas Martin on Tuesday.

Interior Cladding / Paneling on log home? 4 Replies

Hello and thanks for letting me be a part of the community -- I'm a total newbie, so bear with me. My wife and I may be moving into an existing small (~520 sq ft + loft) log cabin outside of Asheville NC next fall. It was built probably 10-20 years ago by the previous landowner as a summer project with his grandkids and is what I believe you would call "round log" construction on the bottom with a more modern loft and roof (I'm trying to attach some images here). This may be blasphemy on this…Continue

Tags: cladding, paneling, interiors

Started by Logan Roberts in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by Logan Roberts on Tuesday.

To Pressure Wash or Not? 21 Replies

Hi everyone,I just bought a log home built in 1989. Haven't even moved in yet but I've discovered Perma-Chink's Web site. Seems I'll be in touch with them soon. I'd like to start out on the right foot. I don't know when the exterior of the house was last cleaned or treated so I'd like to do it ASAP. Is it a good or bad idea to pressure wash before using Log Wash or other such product and before treating with stain and topcoat?Thank you!AlexContinue

Started by Alexis L. Foxx in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by vancilwa Sep 14.

old house borers 2 Replies

We built our log home 24 yrs ago. Always have been diligent about my log care, use Woodguard every couple years. The house is southern pine logs.  Just recently have experience the unruly "clicking/knowing" noise of what I'm 99% sure are old house borers, just above our master bed in the wall. I did buy some injectable borate which I have since applied. I also plan to powerwash that section to bare wood, apply Bora care on the logs then re-apply the Wood Guard. I'm also going to inject…Continue

Tags: borers, house, old

Started by greg davis in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by greg davis Sep 12.

Sashco Transformation Log & Timber - Red Tone Dark vs Brown Tone Dark 3 Replies

I recently used Sashco Transformation Log & Timber, color Red Tone Dark on my home.  While I love the product, this color came out a bit too red for our liking.  2 coats have been applied, so it already has a good sheen.  Will using a 3rd coat of Brown Tone instead of hte red darken the overall color and give it more of the "brown" look?  Trying to decide if we are going to switch the color to brown before moving on to the remainder of the house?  Any advise would be appreciated.Continue

Tags: transformation

Started by Adam in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by CharisB Sep 8.

Choosing a Log Home kit

My wife and I are planning on retiring to Prescott, Az. and plan to build (ourselves) a log home kit 1,200 to 1,500 Chalet style. We are looking at Coventry, Battle Creek and Pan American. Has anyone had experience with these producers? Thanks for the inputContinue

Started by glenn in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!) Sep 7.

Anyone know what this is? 3 Replies

Recently bought a log home. Noticed red spots on bottom of some beams. Unsure if it's a growth of some kind or old drips from stain/pitch. Thanks for the help.

Started by karen jensen in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by CharisB Sep 5.


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