Story by Suzanna Logan | Photography by Joseph Hilliard
Along a wooded peninsula high above the gentle twists and…Continue
Posted by Kristen Hopf on January 12, 2017 at 7:38pm
Hello, everyone. Finishing our log home now. Have 12-inch rectangular logs of dead-standing Engelmann spruce and lodgepole pine; hand-hewn exterior and smooth flat on interior. Logs were erected back in the early fall and dried in fairly quickly, but just now getting to the interior staining. Any ideas on how to remove scuff marks, boot marks, mortar splashes, and other blotches from the logs? It has been suggested that we use a sander with medium-grit paper to work out the scuff marks, etc.,…Continue
Started by Grant Nichols in Building and Maintenance Issues 9 hours ago.
Hello and thanks for letting me be a part of the community -- I'm a total newbie, so bear with me. My wife and I may be moving into an existing small (~520 sq ft + loft) log cabin outside of Asheville NC next fall. It was built probably 10-20 years ago by the previous landowner as a summer project with his grandkids and is what I believe you would call "round log" construction on the bottom with a more modern loft and roof (I'm trying to attach some images here). This may be blasphemy on this…Continue
Hi,I live in Minneapolis suburbs in log-sided home. I have some logs that need to be repaired/replaced. Does anyone have any references for that area or can suggest how I might find someone to do this work?MikeContinue
Started by Michael Wallach in Building and Maintenance Issues Jan 16.
Hello.We bought a new to us acreage that has an older section of log home...We are learning lots from the process and would have done things differently knowing what we know now...but here we are?!One side of the log house structure has a lot of soft logs-the previous owner said they had them filled with caulking and spray foam and then they painted it all to help seal and protect them...the interior full logs look great-Questions: how does this sound? Are we safe to not have to media blast…Continue
22 years ago we built our log home, staining on the inside with Sikkens Interior, two coats. We are thinking of selling soon (it's been a great home - it's just too much for us at our age!). When I take wall decor down (pictures, etc.) the log behind it is a much lighter color than the log not covered by the wall decor. I knew this would happen, but what can I do to get a more uniform color on the interior logs? Let me rephrase that - what can I do that is the easiest and the least amount of…Continue
I want to run some speaker wire to the outside of my log home. Any suggestions? Should I drill through the chinking or through the log? Just put some insulation around the hole once I'm done? Continue
Hello, Was just wondering if you any of you have homeowner insurance policies that cover damage to your infrastructure (logs, fascia, soffits, etc.) by birds or insects? We talked to our agent and it seems there aren't companies in Michigan that will cover that kind of damage. Thanks in advance.Jim Continue
Started by Jim Maher in Building and Maintenance Issues Jan 3.
Every log home company has their catalog but I find the info much too bias to get good information. I was looking to start a conversation on the best log home books on the market as I am just getting started and want to come up with the best project possible. The ones I own and suggest are listed in order from best to worst. I would like to see everyone elses top 3,5, or 10 lists. What do you own and suggest?1. Log Home Secrets …Continue