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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…

Started by BuckLatest Reply

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Overbuilding - anyone else?

So the real question would be for a financial advisor, but wondering if anyone else has run into this and their thoughts.  California is an…

Started by Cynthia Gugg

2 yesterday
Reply by Penny Tritt

Concrete log siding?

Building a 2x6 framed home & will use log siding. Want rustic hand-hewn look but low maintenance. Saw an ad for a concrete siding at be…

Started by Mike Fink

2 Jun 16
Reply by Lorissa Stokes

Window Dormer Issues

I need to replace the fascia boards on my gable window dormers. It appears they have been installed too close to the shingles and are rotti…

Started by Mike

0 Jun 16

Moisture Meter Reading

What should the moisture Meter be reading before you stain a deck?  Right now it is 12.  Thanks

Started by Judy & Lee Peacock

6 Jun 5
Reply by Judy & Lee Peacock

THE FOUR BASIC TYPES OF CLEANERS

Chlorine Bleach, Oxalic Acid, Sodium Percarbonate Bleach ( Oxygen bleach), Trisodium Phosphate (TSP) Their Respective Pros and Cons 1. Chl…

Started by Kelly

11 Jun 3
Reply by Kelly

Look what they are doing to our log home :(

Dear Log Home Neighborhood, We just bought this log home and hired a company to do some work on our house. Our contact says the following:…

Started by Karen

30 May 23
Reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing

General Contractors

Does anyone have recommendations for a general contractor in the southern NH area? Thanks!!

Started by Pastrygirl04

0 May 21

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

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