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Hardwood floors

I want to put hardwood floors in our 80 year old full log cabin in in northwest Wisconsin.  What kind of floor do you recommend?  We close…

Started by Nancy Mornar

1 May 21
Reply by Dave R

Builder's Risk (course of construction) AND liability insurance?

I've been shopping around for builder's risk insurance and already have some quotes (Zurich).  Our current homeowner insurance agent said w…

Started by Cynthia Gugg

5 May 18
Reply by Fred Roberts

Inside humidity

Is there an ideal humidity level for the inside of a log home with respect to the "health" of the structure?

Started by Hank Hill

1 May 18
Reply by Chris Wood

Cracking Logs on Interior and Exterior

Hello, I am new to the board and I attempted to find a similar question that was already asked. Seeing as though every situation is differe…

Started by Laura Ramthun

16 May 9
Reply by Art Hoffman

What should I use to oil my interior logs

I have used orange oil or mineral oil in the past for yearly oiling of interior log cabins to keep the logs looking nice.  Can someone tell…

Started by Stephanie Boutry

2 May 4
Reply by don sigler

Scribed dovetail log home

I plan to build a log home when I retire and I want something slightly different but also traditional. My method of construction would use…

Started by Elliot Janssens

0 Apr 20

Blasting log home

Blasting has ruined my log home. Just wanted to let anyone planning on having there home blasted, it will completely ruin the logs. I don't…

Started by George

17 Apr 15
Reply by Guild Log and Timber

sequence to lowering jack

I am wondering if anybody ever lowered their own jacks on there log house? what the sequences is to doing it. 

Started by Herb Gale

4 Apr 13
Reply by Herb Gale

Internet access

Like a lot of y'all we will be moving out to the sticks in a few months. There appear to be only two options for use where we will be livin…

Started by Hank Hill

2 Apr 12
Reply by Terry & Shelley S

Blasting Material

We have purchased a 20 year old log home in Paw Paw Michigan and the house is in dire need of exterior reseal. Does anyone know where can I…

Started by Scott Blayden

9 Apr 5
Reply by Scott Blayden



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