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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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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 here.  They left behind there homes which are a wonderful display of decay.  Old cabins like this can be found all over Colorado.…See More
Jan 19
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Lovitt's Emerald Gold Log Home Stain

"That looks real nice, huge log home!"
Jan 18
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Jeff Paddock's discussion Sansin Enviro-Stain
"Do you happen to have any more information about your company such as a website, other contact information, or information about where you product is available in Colorado?  I've heard of your product before, but would like to know about…"
Jan 13
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Bruno Maier's discussion Large checking indoors on roof beams
Jan 9
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to CharisB's discussion Calling all Sashco Capture and Cascade users!
"I give Sashco Capture / Cascade 5 stars in the poll!  Excellent product with great color choices and easy to maintain...  I started using Capture / Cascade this year more because the Transformation 'Log and Timber' formula seemed…"
Jan 7
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Robin&Ron's discussion Electrical conduit colors
"You mean the log homes that you build move?"
Jan 7
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Robin&Ron's discussion Electrical conduit colors
"We chink over electrical in every log home we chink. Then he inspector comes and gives CO. It's up to code in Colorado, USA as far as I know. Wires just have to be covered as long as there's no junctures."
Jan 7
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Roy Higgs's discussion Clean cedar bark siding
"You have Western Red Cedar there, not redwood.  In 1929 Western Red Cedar was incredibly common and redwood just wasn't available.  The old growth Redwood boon was over by 1900 and really didn't startup again until the…"
Jan 5
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Robin&Ron's discussion Electrical conduit colors
"Why not run the wires in the log joints (where log meets log) and then chink over the wires to hide? Thomas Elliott Log Home Finishing"
Jan 4
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Roy Higgs's discussion Clean cedar bark siding
"A pressure washer will damage the wood. This is why you must use a hot water pressure washer. With the hot water you will only use 20% the amount of pressure and then you won't damage the wood. It's the same as washing grease out of a…"
Jan 4
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Roy Higgs's discussion Clean cedar bark siding
"You should be able to take care of that snow line fairly easily. Pressure wash all of the wood above and below the line with hot water and wood brightener available at any paint store. You should be able to rent a hot water pressure washer from your…"
Jan 3
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Scott Green's discussion Researching contractors to media blast my home in Reliance, TN
"Media blasting phobia is a live and well I see. Do you only do single story log homes too because you're scared of ladders? Many people have some issues with ladders."
Dec 29, 2014
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Scott Green's discussion Researching contractors to media blast my home in Reliance, TN
"Read the customer's post, he says he's looking for someone to media blast. Why are you calling him crazy and trying to sell him gutters and a porch instead? Isn't there a deck forum somewhere where you can try to hawk someone a deck?"
Dec 29, 2014
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Scott Green's discussion Researching contractors to media blast my home in Reliance, TN
"We did a project this year June, 2014 where the same thing happened. In Oct., 2013 the log home was media blasted and stained by some hacks and the owners weren't happy with the outcome. Log Home Finishing came in just 8 months later…"
Dec 28, 2014
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Doug Reid's discussion HELP. Corn Cob Blasting is Ruining the Logs
"Exactly a diverse tool belt is the true sign of experience."
Dec 23, 2014
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Doug Reid's discussion HELP. Corn Cob Blasting is Ruining the Logs
"Any tool can cause damage.  A hammer when used improperly can cause damage.  I've seen homes damaged with media blasting and I've seen homes damaged with sanding.  The point is when used properly your tools shouldn't…"
Dec 23, 2014

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Colorado log home chinking, staining, media blasting, restoration. Serving the mountains of Colorado. Log and wood sided home sealant specialist.
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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…

Welcome to the neighborhood. Dolly

 
 
 

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