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End-of-Spring Tips for Tuning Up Your Cabin

Now that the weather is beginning to warm up, many families are getting ready to spend some time at…See More
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CharisB replied to Adam's discussion Woodguard...top coat?
"Transformation will usually adhere over previous stains, as long as they've weathered for a…"
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Adam replied to Adam's discussion Woodguard...top coat?
"Thanks Charis. I sampled transformation and like that as well, although obviously a different type…"
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The New Rustic Log Home

Take one part architectural heritage and two parts highly functional design. Mix it well, and you…See More
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Kristen Hopf posted a blog post

The New Rustic Log Home

Take one part architectural heritage and two parts highly functional design. Mix it well, and you…See More
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CharisB replied to Adam's discussion Woodguard...top coat?
"I don't know where to find Woodguard TC, but I can tell you that traditional top coats, almost…"
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CharisB replied to sam's discussion refinishing 1950s log home interior
"Hi again, Sam. Painting white on the interior isn't as big a deal as it is on the exterior,…"
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CharisB replied to sam's discussion Painting log home white
"Hi, Sam. Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I was out. I usually try to respond within a day when…"
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The New Rustic Log Home

Take one part architectural heritage and two parts highly functional design. Mix it well, and you have the perfect recipe for a beautifully rustic yet very modern log home... the new rustic log home!

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Posted by Kristen Hopf on June 23, 2016 at 4:00pm

HGTV's Scott McGillivray's Log Home Tips

This popular HGTV and DIY Channel host has a strategy to help you get the log home you’ve been longing for. Read on for Scott McGillivray's log home tips.





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Woodguard...top coat? 3 Replies

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

Started by Adam in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by CharisB yesterday.

refinishing 1950s log home interior 1 Reply

Posted question about painting long home white which got no response.  Really need to figure this out ASAP so here's another try.  Attached is an image of a 1950s log home I want to buy, but interior wood is dark and finished in high gloss.  I want to either paint white, of if this will rot the wood, I want to at least stain lighter in color or if I can remove finish all together, just leave it unfinished raw wood.  How do I go from Dark shine, to something more natural and lighter looking?…Continue

Started by sam in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by CharisB on Thursday.

Painting log home white 3 Replies

I'm buying my first log home, built in the 1950s and would like to paint it white inside and black outside (see images attached).  I hear paint rots wood, but one log business said since the house is from the 50s the logs should be bone dry so painting should not be an issue.  Googling white log houses I see that it has been done before, so what do you guys think?  Does anyone have experience with this? The current interior finish is dark with high gloss, which doesn't seem very "breathable"…Continue

Started by sam in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by CharisB on Thursday.

Ponderosa Pine or Black Hills Spruce for wall only on custom log home build? 2 Replies

I have spent some time on these forums and there is some great info here.  I am in planning phase of my project and live in Wisconsin.  Thanks all in advance.We are planning a pinned stacked log house - with butt and pass corners.  Plan to build myself.  Planning on doing some coursework at some point in near future.I am trying to find green logs big enough for our project, hoping to find local landowners who want to thin their lot and sell the logs.  If that doesn't work - I think I would have…Continue

Started by Darren Grover in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Sidney Roles on Monday.

Experienced Advice greatly appreciated.

Hello to all. I am new here and am hoping to get some sound advice and suggestion on my log home for which I have owned for the last 6 years now. I live in the southern climate in the mountains of Alabama. I have some concern now after I have stumbled across information on the web that says to never paint logs. Ok, I found a thread on here from a individual name Kim Windsor, and after reading his post, I felt like I had typed that verbatim, which was about stains and paint just like on his…Continue

Started by Blane Weaver in All About Stains and Sealants Jun 9.

Experienced Advice greatly appreciated.

Hello to all. I am new here and am hoping to get some sound advice and suggestion on my log home for which I have owned for the last 6 years now. I live in the southern climate in the mountains of Alabama. I have some concern now after I have stumbled across information on the web that says to never paint logs. Ok, I found a thread on here from a individual name Kim Windsor, and after reading his post, I felt like I had typed that verbatim, which was about stains and paint just like on his…Continue

Started by Blane Weaver in All About Stains and Sealants Jun 9.

Introduce Yourself! 297 Replies

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

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Started by Neighborhood Host in Welcome to the Log Home Forum. Last reply by Blane Weaver Jun 9.

Log Home Finishing 1 Reply

Log Home Finishing can make your logs look like this:Log Home Finishinghttp://loghomemaintenance.com719 331 4047Continue

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Started by Colorado Log Home Finishing in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by David Thomas Jun 6.

 
 
 

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