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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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Need help with your log home restoration?

Greetings All, I am a 25 year log home owner and also a veteran video media producer. It is amazing to me how long and hard my wife and I w…

Started by Rip Noel

4 4 hours ago
Reply by Rip Noel

Seeking maintenance/restoration advice

We have purchased a log sided home in need of some restoration/maintenance. Its Cedar and the west side faces a lake. This side gets signif…

Started by Mark H

9 on Wednesday
Reply by Raymond Wengerd

Needing advice about blasting and staining.

My house is 27 years old. There is no evidence that it has ever been stained since it's construction. I'm sure that it needs to be stained…

Started by Paul Woodman

16 on Tuesday
Reply by George

Looking for a Better Exterior Finish for my Log Home

My log home was built about three years ago,. The exterior was stained/treated once by the builder and a second time about one year ago. Th…

Started by Kathryn Charles

4 on Monday
Reply by Michael Whalen

Ponderosa Pine or Black Hills Spruce for wall only on custom log home build?

I have spent some time on these forums and there is some great info here.  I am in planning phase of my project and live in Wisconsin.  Tha…

Started by Darren Grover

0 on Monday


Needing to replace windows in a log home. We like the Windsor Brand, Monroe NC and Des Moines IA. Seems no one in this area has used them.…

Started by Glenn Molenaar

3 Jan 25
Reply by shanny

Interior lighting, fan/light fixture or recessed lighting

The plan in the great room has a ceiling fan with a light fixture.  I'm not sure if this will be enough.  The great room is a prow with all…

Started by Cynthia Gugg

8 Jan 25
Reply by shanny

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

5 Jan 21
Reply by Guild Log and Timber

Soft Rot or just aridly dry?

I recently purchased a log home that hasn't been maintained in probably 10 years.  There are just a couple of small spots on the southern w…

Started by Barbara Bruno

14 Jan 9
Reply by Barbara Bruno

Log Spacing, Chinkining, and Butt and Pass

I am in the beginning stages of thinking about building a log home.  I've nevr built one but I've got some construction experience and I wa…

Started by Aaron Sims

9 Jan 5
Reply by David Fanning



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