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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 CharisBLatest Reply

window color?

what window color looks best with logs? white is a nice contrast but it is white. I was thinking maybe a alum. clad but staining  the wood…

Started by JasonLatest Reply

Staining Deck

I will soon be staining my porch deck which is made from pressure treated lumber. What is the best way to clean the porch prior to staining…

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Log Shape

Hey all, hope you are enjoying this day. Wanted to ask a question to those with experience in selecting their own timber on their property…

Started by Ian Greenhalgh

0 Jan 3

We want to buy the logs only, not a package

Does anyone know of a manufacturer who sells the logs only, cut to our specifications based on our plans. I am thinking of not going with a…

Started by Agnes

31 Jan 2
Reply by Mary Stolley

Top Questions Which You Should Ask With Real Estate Agent

1- Can I See Your Real Estate License?2- What Is Your Listings’ Average Days on Market?3- Have You Sold Homes in This Neighborhood?4- Have…

Started by Vantegic Real Estate

0 Dec 20, 2017

Landscape design

We are in the process of clearing land for a new log home. We need some large out buildings on the property and we can’t decide the orienta…

Started by David Loop

3 Nov 22, 2017
Reply by Chris Wood

How to Get Rid Of Carpenter Bees

www.darncarpenterbees.com Carpenter bees, also known as wood-boring bees, are mostly known by their ability to literally drill through wood…

Started by Matt Riner

3 Nov 13, 2017
Reply by Arthur C. Reynolds

Winterizing

I'm about to close on a cabin in southern South Carolina (5 min over Georgia border).   We plan on only using the cabin every two months or…

Started by Brian Matzen

1 Nov 8, 2017
Reply by John Lile

Window and door installation, shrinkage spec allowances

I'm aware that log cabins need to be made to allow for shrinkage for various aspects including windows and doors. I've read, that the log c…

Started by John Lile

0 Nov 6, 2017

General contractor in MA

Looking for a decent licensed general contract in North Eastern MA, any suggestions would be vey helpful. Thanks

Started by Andrew

6 Oct 19, 2017
Reply by Andrew

Chinking question

Attached are some pics of my chinking. I'm assuming it's about ten years old. It's starting to shrink and pull away. Or the wood is shrink…

Started by Patrick

4 Oct 16, 2017
Reply by CharisB

Looking for licensed General Contractor in Central Florida

Have a client that will be building in the Leesburg, FL area and is looking for a local general contractor to provide turn-key construction…

Started by Donald Parsons

0 Oct 12, 2017

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