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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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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
Reply by shanny

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

4 Oct 24
Reply by CharisB

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

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

0 Oct 14

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
Reply by CharisB

A schedule from all, Ground prep to move in?

We are nearing final stage of land selection, with offers etc. Have been collecting data and such from mfgs/builders/GM-mgmt teams/design-a…

Started by chuck charles

18 Oct 11
Reply by chuck charles

New Roof - What Color?

017.JPG   014.JPG My wife and I live in a small town in south central Wisconsin. Our log home is 23 years old and in need of a roof replac…

Started by Thomas Leigl

11 Oct 1
Reply by Thomas Leigl

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
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
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
Reply by Jim

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