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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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Sashco Transformation and Log Jam

Here are some before, after, and during photos of our current log home maintenance and log restoration project near Evergreen, Colorado.  T…

Started by Colorado Log Home Finishing

3 Aug 19
Reply by Kelly

Requesting Advice on Renovating a 1940's Log Cabin

Hello,          I am new to the forum and to owning a log cabin.  My wife and I purchased a lake home that has a small log cabin on it that…

Started by Brian

8 Aug 18
Reply by Nicholas Martin

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

12 Aug 15
Reply by George

Log Cabin Restoration Videos

Citizens, this is how we remove old concrete chinking from log homes.  The tool being used is a Makita Power scraper.  This tool has helped…

Started by Colorado Log Home Finishing

2 Aug 12
Reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing

Allstate

Has anyone had a bad experience with Allstate builder's risk insurance?

Started by Hank Hill

0 Aug 6

piers and footers on 25 degree slope composed of large rock formations

I am building a 1100 sf cabin on a 25 degree incline. I have the logs, appliances and cabinets but no foundation. The contractor building t…

Started by Geoffrey Boyajian

1 Aug 4
Reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing

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

7 Jul 30
Reply by Bill

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

9 Jul 28
Reply by Cynthia Gugg

Repair of rotting logs

Hello all. I bought a 25 year old log home two years ago. I had no experience with them. I now find myself with a log rot problem on the ba…

Started by Paul Woodman

11 Jul 25
Reply by Bill

Has anyone used Hochstetler Milling out of Ohio???

Hi there everyone.  Just wondering if anyone out there has had any experience with Hocstetler MIlling based out of Ohio.  I am interested i…

Started by Lisa Trotta

16 Jul 20
Reply by EZMARY

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