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Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry & Shelley S Jun 17, 2013.

Stains on interior logs
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Started this discussion. Last reply by CharisB Sep 18, 2012.

Staining Deck
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Whalen Jan 29, 2013.


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Terry & Shelley S replied to Buck's discussion Apprassals
"Appraisals can be tricky depending on the market you're in and with Log Homes being a 'special' home, if you will, unless you have an appraiser/bank who's familiar with log homes it can be even trickier.  Ours was completed…"
Jun 17, 2013
Buck replied to Buck's discussion Apprassals
"The appraisal means alot if you want to refiance!!!!!"
Jun 12, 2013
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Buck's discussion Apprassals
"Appraisal values in Colorado where I live have done the same thing.  Home values are down 30% - 40%.  The appraisal means nothing if you love your log home.  "
Jun 12, 2013
Buck posted a discussion


Anyone ever have my problem? We wanted to refiance our log home to get a better interest rate. Back in 2010 after completion,  it apprassed for 300,000. Now, three years latter it apprassed for 190,000. We appealed the apprassal but was rejected.See More
Jun 10, 2013
Michael Whalen replied to Buck's discussion Staining Deck
"Buck- We like to use Lovitt's Cleaner & Brightener Kits, each kit restores about 1000 SF and only costs about $40.  It is a 2 step process of cleaning and neutralizing the wood to leave the wood at a balanced PH and the woods'…"
Jan 29, 2013
Buck commented on Jamie Kirby's photo


"Jamie, Your home sure has changed since I saw it some time ago. Turned out great. All the haed work paid off. Want to come by and see you again. Will call the next time we are in town. Wayne & Carolyn"
Jan 14, 2013
CharisB replied to Buck's discussion Stains on interior logs
"Sanding is usually a good place to start, especially if you've moved in.  There are chemical cleaners you can use (mild phosphoric acids and oxygenated bleaches) but they can be iffy if not fully neutralized.  Sanding, while a bit…"
Sep 18, 2012
Buck posted a discussion

Stains on interior logs

During construction, our logs got punished by many days of rain. Most of the interior stains were removed but many were not. What can I do now that I have moved in to remove these unpleasant stains? BuckSee More
Sep 17, 2012

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Tankless water heater

Has anyone installed a tankless water heater? Which is better, gas or electric?


Posted on March 15, 2009 at 4:51pm — 3 Comments

Ductless Heat Pumps

Has anyone install ductless heat pumps? We were given that option but not familiar with the system. Sounds very efficient and with limited space for duct work maybe not a bad idea.


Posted on March 7, 2009 at 10:03pm

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At 6:52pm on January 11, 2009, CottageGirl said…
Hi Buck! Thanks for the comments.

We both love our cottage and are so lucky to have been able to buy it. The previous owners took great pride in every inch of the cabin, he was a log home builder from the USA. They used to fly to the cottage....if only I was that lucky.

We are in Fort McMurray, which is quite a bit North from Canmore. However, I agree the scenery in that area is breathtaking!

At 1:25am on January 10, 2009, ChinkerBob said…

There is a log home sales office in the town south of where I live in Montana that was recently stained with a non-shiny oil based product. I will be working about a quarter mile away from it on Monday and I'll drop by to find out what brand they used. It looks quite nice.

I'll keep you informed.

At 10:38pm on January 1, 2009, David Reed said…
Hi Buck!
Both oil and latex stains can work great on the exterior of a log home. The manufacturer depends far more than the product. A GOOD Film forming oil stain, like Sashcos Transformation gives a great look and proven performance for years. High Sierra is a latex product from Sashco, and Lifeline from PermaChink (also latex) both have proven performance and durability. I use all of these products for years and warrant all equally. I would look more at making sure you get a good manufacturer of a product in which they stand behind, then decide weather you prefer the look of oil (usually more glossy) or latex.

Hope this helps.

Log Home Staining
At 4:33pm on September 25, 2008, Dee said…
Hi Buck welcome to neighborhood. Dee.

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