I plan to build a log home when I retire and I want something slightly different but also traditional.My method of construction would use logs about 16" in diameter, scribed fit, half dovetail corners, hewn inside only and a 1ft scarf cut from the outside face of the dovetail.I did see an old article about this method but it was hewn inside and out hence why I would need a scarf cut.I know it would be a lot more work than other methods, is there any reason why I shouldn't build like this and it…Continue
Started by Elliot Janssens in Building and Maintenance Issues Apr 20.
Hello, I am new to the board and I attempted to find a similar question that was already asked. Seeing as though every situation is different though, I thought I would ask mine.I am purchasing this 20 year old log home and I wanted to know two things. Are the cracks going to affect my overall structural soundness and 2) how can I repair them without making the logs look awful? I saw that there are a lot of product suggestions for the Check Mate. Can I use that on interior as well as exterior? I…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
Blasting has ruined my log home. Just wanted to let anyone planning on having there home blasted, it will completely ruin the logs. I don't know what to do. The blasting has left all the logs with a raised grain look. Can anyone help?Thanks George.Continue
I have used orange oil or mineral oil in the past for yearly oiling of interior log cabins to keep the logs looking nice. Can someone tell me which one is better to use and if so give me a source for purchasing in bulk? I will need around 15 gallonsContinue
Like a lot of y'all we will be moving out to the sticks in a few months. There appear to be only two options for use where we will be living: 1. Hughesnet Gen 4 (or the equivalent of some other company), and 2. Verizon's product called Home Fusion. Does anyone have any experience with either?