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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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Tenting a log home

Can a log home be tented to kill termites and boring beetles.  If not, why.  Thanks, Cynthia

Started by Cynthia Schnitz

0 Jul 28

What is the difference between chinking & caulk

We are preparing to clean treat and seal our exterior.Is it best to stain before you chink or chink and then stain?

Started by Nicole & Mark

13 Jul 19
Reply by CharisB


Is there a product you can apply over already stained logs with a pump sprayer for control of powder post beetles?

Started by david labaire

7 Jul 8
Reply by Eresko Ivan

Log Home Finishing

Log Home Finishing can make your logs look like this: Log Home Finishing 719 331 4047

Started by Colorado Log Home Finishing

2 Jul 3
Reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing

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

2 Jun 20
Reply by Sidney Roles

deciding on carpet

I trying to decide on carpet and welcome your input.  We will have an indoor/outdoor cat living with us.  Is there a particular type of car…

Started by Hank Hill

2 Jun 6
Reply by David Thomas

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

5 Jun 6
Reply by David Thomas

Dave's Cheap and Easy - Sprayers

For a long time, I used a cheapo creepo Wagner airless sprayer with the little bucket fixed to the spray head.  It's basically good for pai…

Started by David Thomas

0 Jun 6

Dave's Cheap and Easy - This one is cheaper than dying!

For some odd reason, for a long time I used ladders for even the most dangerous work, i.e. > 20 ft high, reaching into tight spaces, etc…

Started by David Thomas

0 Jun 6

Dave's Cheap and Easy! Carpenter bees revisited

It's been a while (2013) since I posted anything here, but I thought I would put up what I've learned about carpenter bees in the last few…

Started by David Thomas

0 Jun 6



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