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Mike Goes replied to Chet Broski's discussion Most durable exterior seal?
"When I visited Hochstetler Milling the salesman brought me to the north side of the mill where they…"
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Jim replied to Jim's discussion what to coat the logs of my house with before I cover them up
"most of the ship board has been fastened with hand hammered nails... also we have historic…"
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ed ziobro replied to Jim's discussion what to coat the logs of my house with before I cover them up
"You say that it was built in 1786 and originally covered with ship lap siding, what makes you think…"
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shanny replied to Jim's discussion what to coat the logs of my house with before I cover them up
"Chances are its just a white or lime wash.  Lead paint is a more recent thing (unless they…"
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Jim replied to Jim's discussion what to coat the logs of my house with before I cover them up
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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…


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Knowledge Is Power

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Most durable exterior seal? 10 Replies

I'm building a cabin up in northern Michigan (think: waaaay up north) and I'm looking for a really durable exterior stain that'll last through the crazy snow storms there. Does anyone have any suggestions for stains and where to find them?Continue

Started by Chet Broski in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Mike Goes 2 hours ago.

what to coat the logs of my house with before I cover them up 7 Replies

I know most log home owners love the look of natual log...I do too, but my hoome was built in 1786 and was orginally covered with ship board so I am trying to keep it original. The old siding is finally toast so I am going to replace it with a new product called Hardie plank Cement board siding. It looks great and is vertually maintenance free. But before I strip the old siding off, insulate and replace the siding I want to coat the logs with a preservative. I plan on spraying open cell foam on…Continue

Started by Jim in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by Jim 3 hours ago.

Designing and building your own bar

I'm looking for easy bar design ideas! We want to put one in the basement of our log home.  The walls of the basement are finished with tongue and groove except for the front wall which is 1/2 logs so I want to stick to that theme.  Do you have any web site recommendations? Can you share a photo of your bar?  Thank you in advance@Continue

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Started by Shelley Martinez in Repair and Home Projects Help on Sunday.

Building a super efficient log home 4 Replies

My wife and I want to build a log cabin within the next 10 years, but being an avid DIY'er I can't help but think about how to do it even this far in advance.  I grew up in a log cabin (my parents still live in it today) that was a Lincoln Logs (New York State) kit that they customized to fit their needs.  Only the outer first floor walls were constructed of logs and they were the standard "D" milled 8" x 8" logs that are fairly common.  My wife and I want to do something similar but with a bit…Continue

Started by Matthew Hall in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Jim on Friday.

Adhesive wall hanging hardware

There is already a plethora of holes and nails and screws in the wrong places in our home. Does anyone use 3m brand hangers or something else that removes easily for hanging things on log walls instead of the more damaging hardware like nails and screws?

Started by Keri in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!) on Friday.

Introduce Yourself! 286 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 Keri on Friday.

Hey LogHome Enthusiasts! - National Geographic 3 Replies

We are almost finished with our first season of "Cabin Fever" on National Geographic. However, we have a couple more episodes to shoot and are LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT A LOG HOME BUILT ON OUR SHOW!Additional details are below, however if you're interested, please feel free to email any questions to or call us at 310-957-5757"Our brand-new series on the National Geographic Channel will follow clients from start to finish as they work with a nationally renowned…Continue

Started by J. R. Guillory in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by J. R. Guillory Sep 4.

using perma chink ultra 7 over menwood... 11 Replies

hi. looking for advice here. i'm a log home owner and enthusiast.  18 years ago we built a full scribe,  full log white pine home in a wooded area in southern michigan. on the advice of our handcrafter we put menwood, an oil-based product, on the house. we did that 3 times in the last 18 years, each time with incredible amounts of cleaning, scrapping, etc. the menwood darkens from amber to almost black with time. so, long story shorter...this year we are stripping the house with two…Continue

Started by melinda russell-haight in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Steve Merriam Sep 1.



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