Story by Stacy Durr Albert
Photography courtesy of Golden Eagle Log Homes…
Posted by Kristen Hopf on October 18, 2016 at 3:30pm
The "Log & Timber Home Show" showed up on the events calendar here, passing through the area (in Chantilly, VA). So we decided to go, having recently purchased a 200 year old log home. I expected to find a lot of builders, and that was what I found. What I didn't expect was almost nothing else, and not much at all. The event was held in a small wing of the Dulles Expo Center, and had maybe 45 booths. There were a very few outfits selling something besides "Let us build one for you!",…Continue
Started by Ishmael in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!) on Sunday.
Hi Everyone! New to this site and new to log home owning.We’re still getting used to and learning about some of the ins and outs of owning a log home, but we have one glaring issue that we want to resolve quickly.The house is about 2000sf. Of that, 600sf is an open loft (it’s the entire 2nd floor). The bedrooms are located on the first floor. We fell in love with this space when we looked at the house.The problem is, the hardwood floors in the loft are also the ceilings in the bedroom, so…Continue
I recently came across some info for Woodguard TC (top coat), but cannot find the product anywhere. Is anyone familiar with this, is it still available?I am applying Woodguard to my home and curious if there are any compatible, breathable top coats for a this penetrating stain? If so, what is the best means for reapplication of the stain once top coat is applied?Thanks,AdamContinue
For some odd reason, for a long time I used ladders for even the most dangerous work, i.e. > 20 ft high, reaching into tight spaces, etc. Now, this solution is not the cheapest, but I include it in my series, because it's cheaper than dying, and it makes high work sooooo easy. I've gotten to the point where I just won't climb an extension ladder any more, so I had to find a solution, and here it is, the tow-behind bucket lift:…Continue
HiWe have been living in a log home for 6 years now. The house is in the fields and each fall, starting with September we have mice inside the house. It seems that they use the insulation channels inside the logs to move around.Any recommendation for a sealant that cannot be chewed by mice?Thanks!Continue
Hi all... We've just installed some used kitchen cabinets that will need painting - the dilemma of coarse is the color ... I see many pictures of flat black cupboards in log homes that look relatively acceptable, but I'd rather find something that I like even more. I see that there are zillions of pictures on here but I have dialup - so cannot sift through them very efficiently. Anyone here have some pics on thier profile of painted cabinets and feel that they have found a really nice color…Continue
Hello everyone. Brand new member here. I'm looking to build on my lot in Maine and am researching Coventry Log Homes out of NH and Katahdin Log Homes out of Maine. If anyone has any feedback on these two companies I'd be interested in hearing what you know. Thank you!Best//RobContinue
Started by Rob Fiore in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by EZMARY Oct 6.
Hello there everyone! I'm new to the forums and a first time log home owner. I recently purchased a kit log home, built in 2002 in Northwestern Wyoming. The previous owner did everything himself, and did almost none of it well! He painted the home with exterior latex house paint :/. He also did not do any additional caulking and chinking as the home settled and as cracks formed in the logs. In the 2 months that I have owned it I have been filling cracks with acrylic latex caulk, and with…Continue