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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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New log home owner with an interior wall cleaning question

Hello! I am new to the forum and new to being a log home owner.  My wife and I purchased a 40 year old chinked log home about a month ago i…

Started by Nicolay Bell

8 Dec 7
Reply by CharisB

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

12 Dec 7
Reply by Thomas Leigl

Real Life Insight in to the building process.

Saw this on another forum today and thought it was a good insight to share with this group as well.  When developing a timeline for a const…

Started by Donald Parsons

3 Dec 5
Reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing

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

6 Dec 2
Reply by Chet Broski

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

31 Nov 27
Reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing

What to look for in a chinking job

Just a few things to look for when examining a potential log home purchase with chinking.  Thermal imaging revealed a poor chinking job sho…

Started by Colorado Log Home Finishing

0 Nov 11

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

2 Nov 1
Reply by Cynthia Gugg

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

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

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



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