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CharisB replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Stains on ceiling
"No problem, Doug. Sometimes I see these right away and other times, it's a few days before I…"
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Doug Ottney replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Stains on ceiling
"Charis -   Thanks for replying so fast!  They aren't real noticeable.  They…"
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CharisB replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Stains on ceiling
"Doug -  Without photos, can't say for sure, but those are likely tannin stains that you…"
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Stains on ceiling

My tongue-in-groove vaulted ceiling started leaking a while back. Tried to locate the leak and fix…See More
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Kelly replied to Kelly's discussion Understanding Different Types Of Cleaners
"It really is a environmentally friendly cleaner.  Works great in the warmer weather. Thanks…"
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Donald Parsons replied to Kelly's discussion Treat Your Logs First To Make Them Last
"Please keep in mind that when using the spray/brush/dip method to apply borates, penetration of the…"
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Donald Parsons replied to Kelly's discussion Understanding Different Types Of Cleaners
"After using all of the 4 cleaners mentioned above over the years on my log home, I prefer and use…"
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Timber Block Wins 5 Awards Within Months, Including NAHB Global Innovation Award

Timber Block Homes has been building beautiful insulated log homes across North America and beyond for the last several years. In early 2016,…

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Posted by Timber Block on February 3, 2017 at 2:30pm

[LOG HOME TOUR!] A Hybrid Log Home is a Riverside Refuge

A majestic hybrid log home fulfills one family’s dreams of lazy days lounging by the water.



Story by Suzanna Logan | Photography by Joseph Hilliard

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Along a wooded peninsula high above the gentle twists and…

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Stains on ceiling 3 Replies

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

Started by Doug Ottney in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by CharisB 14 hours ago.

Understanding Different Types Of Cleaners 2 Replies

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

Started by Kelly in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Kelly 17 hours ago.

Treat Your Logs First To Make Them Last 1 Reply

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

Started by Kelly in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Donald Parsons 17 hours ago.

New to site and log homes, just starting our restoration of a new place 6 Replies

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

Started by James King in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Raymond Wengerd yesterday.

Type of log home 1 Reply

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.

Started by Michelle Price in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Donald Parsons yesterday.

Newbies 6 Replies

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.

Started by Shelley in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing Mar 22.

any ideas about this discoloration? 4 Replies

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

Started by TNail in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing Mar 21.

New series on HGTV about log homes 3 Replies

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

Started by David Madison in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing Mar 21.

 
 
 

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