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Reorganizing Your Remodel: How to Cut Down on Construction Time

A home remodeling project can get out of hand before it even gets started if you aren’t careful…See More
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Geoff Greenfield replied to Scott Lambert's discussion Cob Blasting - estimated cost?
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Geoff Greenfield replied to Scott Lambert's discussion Cob Blasting - estimated cost?
"Didn't do it myself.  Well, I tried for 4 1/2 years to do it myself but then like I said…"
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Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Brian Jones's discussion Thanks for all of the spam upon signing up!
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Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Scott Lambert's discussion Cob Blasting - estimated cost?
"Geoff, That's amazing to hear that you were able to complete everything yourself.  Do you…"
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Geoff Greenfield replied to Scott Lambert's discussion Cob Blasting - estimated cost?
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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…


Posted by Donald Parsons on March 7, 2014 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

Knowledge Is Power

Unless you’re a longtime construction or real-estate…


Posted by Whitney Richardson on December 23, 2013 at 2:00pm


First Time Questions 11 Replies

Hi,Ok so this is my first time trying this out. I have been reading a lot of the threads and it is obviously clear that many, many questions need to be asked before making a descision about a supplier for a kit home/logs.My husband and I are contemplating building a log home for our first home. Please let me know what questions we should be asking to make sure we get all the information required from the companies before we make a decision?Did you go through the process and wish you asked a…Continue

Tags: advice, questions, time, first

Started by cat in So, How Do I?. Last reply by Richard W.(Wolf) Stiles 4 hours ago.

Cob Blasting - estimated cost? 30 Replies

I was wondering if anyone would know the estimated cost of cob blasting a 1900 sq ft ranch style log home. The house was built in 1994 and has never been recoated but is in pretty decent shape. I tried power washing one end but it removes part of the finishing fairly easy creating a spotted looked. I wanted the finish to have a like new look again and I just don’t think I’ll get those results from power washing.

Started by Scott Lambert in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by Geoff Greenfield 19 hours ago.

Thanks for all of the spam upon signing up! 2 Replies

I am disappointed that, immediately after signing up, I get about 10 spam emails (none of which are LogHome related) in the course of 5 minutes.  Not cool LogHome, not cool.Continue

Started by Brian Jones in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing 20 hours ago.

How to seal log rail posts chemically?

Recently had our log deck rail replaced.  I would like to avoid post caps for the time being as I like how it looks as they sit.  That said, the investment still needs to be protected.  Anyone have any advise on chemically sealing the rail post log ends?  Any experience with products like PermaChinks Log End Seal (only experience I have with it is it's price point $$$$)?  Any suggestions for alternative methods such as Thompsons Water seal or Polyurethane?Continue

Tags: rail, butt, sealing, end, log

Started by Geoff Greenfield in All About Stains and Sealants 21 hours ago.

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What is best stain for exterior of log home?

Started by Ray Mazza in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Art Hoffman Oct 3.

Insulation between logs 1 Reply

New member on here, and have looked pretty extensively at past posts trying to find some direction... I am building a real rustic log cabin (no running water or electricity) out of logs that I have milled on 3 sides, 8" X 10" so stack will be flat on flat.  I am considering using fiberglass insulation cut into 8" wide strips to place between the logs for "sealant"  or air gap closure if/when the logs move.Has anyone done this and did it work out OK?Thanks in advance,CarlContinue

Started by Carl Bartley in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by shanny Oct 3.

Log Home Repair

Had a phone call yesterday from a person in Oak Island, NC looking for someone to work on a log home.  Needing some logs repaired/replaced.  She is not sure of the log species or the original log manufacturer.  If anyone is interested in working on this home please email me at  I'll pass your information along.  Thank you!Continue

Started by Donald Parsons in Building and Maintenance Issues Sep 30.

Copper post caps 5 Replies

Does anyone know were I can buy some copper post caps, I saw them online and can't remember the site, Thanks Greg. BeckContinue

Started by Greg Beck in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Anna Brown Sep 28.



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