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Since it's been 2 weeks since a single sole last posted in the loghomeu I thought I check for pulse.  Roll call everyone?  Spring 2015 Log Home…Continue

Tags: cabin, logs, sanding, Colorado, Springs

Started this discussion. Last reply by shanny Mar 15.

Looking At Cabins

Sometimes you just have to stop and take pictures and look at the old Colorado cabins.  In my small community of less than 2000 people, South Park, Colorado, there used to be 150,000 people living…Continue

Tags: County, Park, photography, photos, chinking

Started Jan 19

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 showing 20+ degree temperature differences on just one corner…Continue

Tags: blasting, staining, cabin, media, repair

Started Nov 11, 2014

Charging for Bids 2014

As a log home maintenance contractor it's become apparent that not many people who own a log home can actually afford the maintenance on a log home and even less can afford restoration work on their…Continue

Tags: cost, cabin, home, log

Started Nov 7, 2014

 

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Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Kevin Witt's discussion refinishing my log cabin
"Where is your log home located?  Do you have photos to post? http://loghomemaintenance.com"
Jun 24
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Jun 15
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Mike's discussion Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain
"Here's what you need, Star10 Chemical stripper.  Ive used this to remove Sikkens Cetol on a few occasions.  You may still need to blast some areas but this should get most of the Sikkens off: http://starten.com/ Thomas…"
Jun 4
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Karen's discussion Look what they are doing to our log home :(
"Pictured in the photo is the newer Engelmann Spruce.  If you go through the gallery you will also see 50 years old pine and also newer Beetle Kill Pine.  This is in a really remote region of Colorado and old cabins were taken apart years…"
May 23
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Karen's discussion Look what they are doing to our log home :(
"Yea, I can't see anything wrong with that media blasted log.  The media blasting did it's job.  Now you just osborne brush or buffy pad it for 30 seconds and ready to stain.  I think that hitting it with sand paper alone…"
May 23
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Karen's discussion Look what they are doing to our log home :(
"You will never get this project done if you are worried about the cost of shipping the glass.  You realize it's 2000 pounds per pallet right?  You probably need 2 - 3 pallets for your job, which is 4000 - 6000 pounds.  You will…"
May 23
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Karen's discussion Look what they are doing to our log home :(
"  You put so much effort into bashing on a tool such as media blasting.  Why not focus on the finished product instead of getting all caught up in blasting vs sanding?  Have you ever even media blasted anything?"
May 23
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Karen's discussion Look what they are doing to our log home :(
"It needs more budget.  More money and time and tools and material.  From the photos I don't think that $12,000.00 is even half of the real cost to complete this project."
May 13
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Karen's discussion Look what they are doing to our log home :(
"Where is your log home located?  What is the name of the company doing the work?   It appears that this log home restoration project doesn't have enough budget to to it properly.  What was the cost of this contract? Thomas…"
May 13
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Log Guy's discussion Sikkens
"You think I can order and have seen to Colorado, USA?"
May 3
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Log Guy's discussion Sikkens
"Log and Siding around $400.00"
May 2
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Outdoor gal's discussion Log home restoration/maintenance question
"Very nice log home.  From the basics, your photos and description, the maintenance that you are describing is well within normal.  You might want to plan on a budget of about $15 / sq ft to start with to media blast, sand, repair damaged…"
May 1
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to George's discussion Blasting log home
"One of the most popular log home finish manufacture's, Sikkens says in their maintenance procedure to pressure wash.  Here are the instructions: http://www.logfinish.com/product/sikkens-proluxe-cetol-maintenance-re/ We've pressure…"
Apr 4
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Chris Thedford's discussion Earthpaint stain finish
"I read the MSDS data sheet at the bottom of the link that you provided. This product has the same ingredients as many other stains minus the more expensive ingredients like a solvent, drying argent, and oil. The ingredients are all dry solids like…"
Apr 4
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to George's discussion Blasting log home
"He already said why power washing is a 'no no' he "read it in a forum" and he thinks anyone doing a thorough job to include power washing is ripping people off."
Apr 4
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to George's discussion Blasting log home
"Sounds like you've done your research, found your tools and method, and now surely greatness will follow, congrats!"
Apr 2

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Log Home Finishing is happy to share out experience with you via LIVE CHAT to discuss finishing your log home project. Visit our website http://loghomefinishing.com and Tom Elliott, Sashco and Permachink certified installer of stain and chink products will assist you.  

 

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Posted on February 3, 2013 at 3:24pm

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At 9:05pm on November 30, 2014, Chris Wood said…
Jim, some people need to do themselves (and us industry folks) a favor and buy existing. Building something new and special takes guts, resources, patience, vision and trust. These virtues don't come easy. Why this thread has even been allowed to continue, must be asked of the site moderator (there obviously isn't one). All this prospect (with no land, but a load of experience) has done has riled a majority. "Some people, you just can reach". It's not worth the aggravation.

He has a point about forecasts and scheduling so nobody has a blank check. But the adversarial attitude comes thru loud and clear, and why would anyone want to do business with such a gem?
So let's hope there are legit prospects with respectable dialogue that can benefit from this site. Otherwise, life's too short to deal with _________.
At 3:13pm on November 29, 2014, James W. Harbin said…

Hello Folks, You may have noticed that I let myself respond to Chuck's discussion on contracting and the things he required of his Builder. This Gentleman represents a situation that can teach you every thing not to do when it comes to contracting. I have been in this business for over 30 years and in this case it is all about the price and it may be difficult to get paid. I caution anyone considering this project to think long and hard about it. When it happened to me my wife cautioned me that this client would be a problem and I ignored her to my peril. The whole time we were building the home he kept in touch with his lawyer and it became a financial nightmare. Rely on your gut and pass up a situation you wish you had. Good Luck out there and do good work. Jim

At 10:10pm on February 14, 2013, James W. Harbin said…

Hello Folks,I liked the time share thing. Sounds like something I would say. Keep up the good work. Jim Harbin Katahdin Cedar Log Homes Mid-Atlantic

At 11:16am on January 9, 2013, Dolly - Es Log Home Restorations said…

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