When prospective cabin and log-home owners first begin to look at all the options available to them, it can be a little daunting. To start, it’s a custom building project, which is very different from the standard home purchase to which most…Continue
Posted by Whitney Richardson on April 24, 2013 at 10:25am
Hello Folks, Love the blog on square foot pricing. As a Dealer/Builder that question is usually the first one asked. I don't easily volunteer that information except to say that all log homes are custom and can vary according to the bells and…Continue
Posted by James W. Harbin on April 9, 2013 at 12:36pm
We are in the design phase for our log home. I will be acting as our g.c. and our electrician. What are the do's and dont's of doing electric in a log home? Can we put can lights in an exposed wood ceiling on the main floor if there are bedrooms on the cape cod level or 2nd level? What do we do about sound issues from people walking around on the 2nd floor. What other options has other people come across for lighting other than can lights, fan/light combos and track lighting?Continue
Started by Shannon in Building and Maintenance Issues 2 hours ago.
Newcomer to the forum - with perhaps a common question regarding stains and sealants. I've read the other posts, and apologize for any overlap.We have recently completed a massive 2-week stripping and sanding project with our ~12 year old log cabin (lodge pole pine) in northern Wisconsin and I'm having difficulty deciding what to finish the logs with. A film-base sealant or a penetrating oil? I'd hate to go through such large effort and then choose poorly and essentially waste all the time…Continue
Hello-We'd like to upgrade the stairs of our soon-to-be-purchased home and bring them up to code. Would welcome any kind of ideas, specifically I'm interested in incorporating other materials along with the pine to make the interior of the house quite contemporary. Here are some pics (there's a top rail that you can't see behind that beam in the first picture, and the white object in the middle of the railing is a hide of some kind). The second pic is just a lateral close-up of the stairs.…Continue
Started by Danielle in Repair and Home Projects Help on Friday.
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
We have a log home that is all log siding on the second floor, real logs on the first floor.We have chinked our logs on the first floor, but was told not to chink the log siding so the house could breathe.Need some experts' opinions. thank you KimContinue
I'm planning the building of my future log home and I would like to build it by reclaimed square logs. Moreover, I would like to use reclaimed wood for interior decors, for instance for the floor rooms (wide planks), the counter and sink tops, the mantel of fireplace and so on. So I turn my questions to people who have built their log homes by reclaimed woods:1 - is it easy to find in the market reclaimed wood?2 - is the price of reclaimed wood cheaper or more expensive of manufactered logs,…Continue
Started by Alessandro Garassino in Building and Maintenance Issues on Thursday.
Carpenter Bee season is coming up.Carpeter bees are large (1 inch) yellow and black bees which become active in early spring. They resemble bumble bees but do not live in colonies, have fewer hairs and no pollen sacs one the hind legs. They appear around homes and are a nuisance. Although it is rare to be stung by one, their sheer size is scary and people stay clear of them.Their nest is much more of concern. These nests, if left untreated, will result in extensive structural damage and will…Continue