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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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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

1 yesterday
Reply by Chris Wood

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 on Sunday
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

Cracking Logs on Interior and Exterior

Hello, I am new to the board and I attempted to find a similar question that was already asked. Seeing as though every situation is differe…

Started by Laura Ramthun

16 May 9
Reply by Art Hoffman

What should I use to oil my interior logs

I have used orange oil or mineral oil in the past for yearly oiling of interior log cabins to keep the logs looking nice.  Can someone tell…

Started by Stephanie Boutry

2 May 4
Reply by don sigler

Scribed dovetail log home

I plan to build a log home when I retire and I want something slightly different but also traditional. My method of construction would use…

Started by Elliot Janssens

0 Apr 20

Blasting log home

Blasting has ruined my log home. Just wanted to let anyone planning on having there home blasted, it will completely ruin the logs. I don't…

Started by George

17 Apr 15
Reply by Guild Log and Timber

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