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Real Life Insight in to the building process.

Saw this on another forum today and thought it was a good insight to share with this group as well.  When developing a timeline for a const…

Started by Donald Parsons

3 Dec 5, 2014
Reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing

New Roof - Caulk or Not Caulk

We are in the final stages of replacing  the asphalt roof on our log home.  Because of the design of the previous roof, it was necessary to…

Started by Thomas Leigl

6 Dec 2, 2014
Reply by Chet Broski

What to look for in a chinking job

Just a few things to look for when examining a potential log home purchase with chinking.  Thermal imaging revealed a poor chinking job sho…

Started by Colorado Log Home Finishing

0 Nov 11, 2014

Has anyone used wood waiter?

I asked a question about dumb waiters two years ago (yes, we are still in design phase) and Wood Waiter was suggested.  I see their ads in…

Started by Cynthia Gugg

2 Nov 1, 2014
Reply by Cynthia Gugg

Chinking vs bagged mortar?

I'm restoring a circa 1870 hewn cabin and will be chinking the inside only. Exterior is clapboard. I'm on a budget so no synthetic. But wha…

Started by Allen banks

2 Oct 24, 2014
Reply by shanny

Finding Replacement Logs

Hello! I have purchased a kit log home in northern California.  It has a few rotted logs and I'm trying to find some logs of the same profi…

Started by Jonathan Cassaday

0 Oct 19, 2014

Looking to restain the cabin

The cabin I am living in has the original stain from 20 years ago and I am looking for a company to come in and either blast it or sand it…

Started by Viola Kinney

2 Oct 13, 2014
Reply by CharisB

painted exterior :(

Hello all, Previous owner painted inside and out, rot problems outside here in SC, now I need to remove paint, any suggestions? Can't reall…

Started by Joe Moran

4 Sep 29, 2014
Reply by CharisB

Interior Log Treatment

First time log cabin owner. Interior of cabin has been left "natural" with no stain or treatment applied to log surfaces (BC spruce round l…

Started by VMI1997

5 Sep 26, 2014
Reply by EZMARY

Building a super efficient log home

My wife and I want to build a log cabin within the next 10 years, but being an avid DIY'er I can't help but think about how to do it even t…

Started by Matthew Hall

4 Sep 12, 2014
Reply by Jim

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