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Interior accent log on framed corner

Can anyone tell me how to make a 45 degree cut into the backside of a 9 foot log so I can stand it vertically and apply it to a framed and…

Started by Greg Beck

5 Nov 28, 2016
Reply by Wes Brownin

Should I chink between shiplap to seal from drafts?

I purchased a 1934 log framed cabin.  It has walls of shiplap boards with up to 1/4 gaps, then tarpaper over that, and cedar shingles over…

Started by Doug

1 Nov 3, 2016
Reply by CharisB

Tenting a log home

Can a log home be tented to kill termites and boring beetles.  If not, why.  Thanks, Cynthia

Started by Cynthia Schnitz

2 Nov 2, 2016
Reply by Cynthia Schnitz

Dave's Cheap and Easy - This one is cheaper than dying!

For some odd reason, for a long time I used ladders for even the most dangerous work, i.e. > 20 ft high, reaching into tight spaces, etc…

Started by David Thomas

6 Oct 18, 2016
Reply by David Thomas

Kitchen to porch door

What kind of door is popular with people for entering the screened in porch from the kitchen, hands full will be the norm I'm sure , slidin…

Started by Greg Beck

0 Sep 25, 2016

Deer Repellent Article

I came across this article this morning and thought you log home dwellers would appreciate it, seeing as how many of you are surrounded by…

Started by CharisB

1 Sep 21, 2016
Reply by Eddie McVay

TWP100 Stain and Caulk Question

Hey guys. We are looking at re-staining our home with TWP 100 rustic color stain. The problem we are having is that most folks are saying c…

Started by Big_Log

0 Sep 20, 2016

Trying to level my cabin- Need Advice

Hi All, I have a 1940 log cabin that has an addition on it that is partially finished. The original part of the cabin has one side (he bac…

Started by Nicholas Martin

4 Sep 19, 2016
Reply by shanny

looking for vermont friends.

Need advice on suppliers, pine vs cedar, etc.. I would like to hear from a log home owner on the pine vs cedar thing.

Started by Thomas J Leavitt

6 Sep 7, 2016
Reply by Nicholas Martin

What is the difference between chinking & caulk

We are preparing to clean treat and seal our exterior.Is it best to stain before you chink or chink and then stain?

Started by Nicole & Mark

13 Jul 19, 2016
Reply by CharisB

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