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Turning Your Log Checks Out

One of the questions I get from log cabin owners all the time is "which log checks do I fill and which ones are ok to leave open ?"Here is the latest post on our caulking and chinking tips. …Continue

Tags: #logcabin, #logcabinrestoration, #loghomes, #logcabinrepair

Started Aug 17

San Felipe de Austin / 200+ year old cabin restoration

We were lucky to play a big role in restoring a historical log cabin. This cabin was a major Texas relic. Here are some links to a time lapse of the process. …Continue

Tags: Log, and, Timber, Guild, restoration

Started May 23

Burnt Log Home Corner

This Log Home corner was burned by a lighter malfunctioning. The customer had laid lighters in between the ridges on log ends,  for years. The lighter caught on fire then the corners were burned.…Continue

Tags: Log home rot repair, Log Home Repair, Texas Log home restoration

Started Dec 20, 2015

Hill Country Restoration "Premature Stain Failure"
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Here is a Slideshow of a house we just restored out in Hill Country. It was built in 93 and stained with siekkens twice. The builder did a poor job building it though. I try to emphasize to people…Continue

Tags: Hill, country, rehab, Texas, repair

Started this discussion. Last reply by Guild Log and Timber Jan 6, 2013.

 

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Guild Log and Timber replied to Timothy S Rector's discussion Mold/Mildew on logs - never ending battle...
"I agree with Tom. Those oil based stain do that for sure in their older age. "
Oct 13
Guild Log and Timber replied to Timothy S Rector's discussion Mold/Mildew on logs - never ending battle...
"Dont pressure wash at all. Hand wash with a brush and regular water pressure. Pressure washers are nothing but trouble if not removing stain.   "
Oct 11
Guild Log and Timber replied to Dave McLochlin's discussion Refinishing questions
"Dave,  No need to wash again if you cant see the dirt and pollen. That permachink is very resilient.  My rule of thumb about dry times differs for rough surface versus smooth. Both are greatly affected by moisture and temperature. …"
Oct 11
Guild Log and Timber replied to Timothy S Rector's discussion Mold/Mildew on logs - never ending battle...
"Tim,  Next time you clean and apply a clear coat add mildecide to clearcoat.  That will help your maintenance troubles. Jomax is a good cleaner but you have to be careful and your existing clearcoat before you reclear has to be in good…"
Oct 11
Guild Log and Timber replied to Patti Veale's discussion Painted log home
"Patti, I dont do blasting. There are a lot of good contractors that do though. The sanding has a better looking finish and without all the hoop-la and blasting expense. Thats just my opinion though. Some homeowners dont mind the blasted look finish…"
Sep 16
Guild Log and Timber replied to Patti Veale's discussion Painted log home
"Patti, You need to sand entire exterior. Removing all exterior fixtures and trim. Prep and wash properly. Stain with a topshelf waterbase.  If there is anywhere you can install a cost effective shed roof to protect logs,  I highly…"
Sep 15
Guild Log and Timber replied to James F. Geyer's discussion How to get rid of Squirrels??
"The best solution I have ever ran across is, fried squirrel with buttermilk biscuits.  Once you have it cooked right the squirrels just vanish.  JD"
Sep 5
Guild Log and Timber replied to Melody Haile's discussion Log Home Building
"Melody,  I would stick with a Topshelf water base like Sashco or Permachink. I remodel log homes everyday for a living. The extra cost is worth it in the long run. It also wont darken with age if the clear coat is kept up. I have some blog…"
Sep 2
Guild Log and Timber posted a discussion

Turning You Log Checks Out

One of the questions I get from log cabin owners all the time is "which log checks do I fill and which ones are ok to leave open ?"Here is the latest post on our caulking and chinking tips. https://www.guildlogandtimber.com/single-post/2018/08/04/Turning-your-log-checks-outJD KnightGuild Log and Timber  LLC512-703-0518956-773-9347…See More
Aug 17
Guild Log and Timber replied to Micah Levy's discussion Sanding Away Stain
"Just get a good sander and TONS! of paper. Then you get a truckload of elbow grease and you combine them. After a considerable amount of time, house will be good as new. There are tons of pics and videos on my social media and website of us doing…"
Jul 14
Guild Log and Timber replied to Frizall's discussion Ways to make the home secure
"Get an Arlo Pro and a locking door bar. A big timber or steel bar that sits in brackets bolted on both sides of the door. Then you lock bar down. Have good fire detection a locked door bar can make it hard to evacuate. JD"
Jul 14
Guild Log and Timber replied to Shannon's discussion Anyone have Amish build their log home?
"I know they make great furniture! I have bought for some homes before. JD"
Jul 7
Guild Log and Timber replied to Aaron's discussion Best way to add soffits
"Ok A-aron Haha,  When I build a new log home I like a minimum of 24 inch overhangs and as many porch or shed roofs as the Architect can stand.  Another thing you could do is create shed roof overhangs on the exposed ends. Go up as high as…"
May 29
Guild Log and Timber posted a discussion

San Felipe de Austin / 200+ year old cabin restoration

We were lucky to play a big role in restoring a historical log cabin. This cabin was a major Texas relic. Here are some links to a time lapse of the process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBaCW-C5p2s&t=67sHere is our written blog version of the process. …See More
May 23
Guild Log and Timber replied to Mark Francis's discussion Any stain/seal authentic log cabin contractors in North Central Texas?
"Mark,  I am all around Texas but booked for about 4 to 5 months.  JD Knight Guild Log and Timber …"
May 23
Guild Log and Timber replied to Pastrygirl04's discussion Replacing windows
"Big cathedral windows with clean glass commercial coatings could easily be that much with install. I have had two relatively small pieces of cathedral storm proof clean glass cost 15K not installed.  If its up real high you will need several…"
May 23

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Texas Log Home Mold Remediation

This Texas log home had taken a beating from the sun and mold growth. 

There were many places were the mold had really set in. …

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Posted on May 6, 2015 at 1:26am

Where have all the craftsmen gone

I came into construction under my great-grandfather, grandfather, and father. These were all strong willed opinionated, highly skilled men that worked by their own rules.There was a vast amount of freedom and individuality in the trades. These men didn't fit into a time schedule or corporate mentality. They would climb off the scaffolds at lunch and read the paper while having a beer and eating fresh meats and vegetables. It was precisely this…

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Posted on October 4, 2014 at 11:25am — 5 Comments

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At 2:20pm on February 16, 2013, James W. Harbin said…

He y you guys, We're doing the exact same type of projects here on the east coast.Restoration and preservation has become a larger part of the business. We are Katahdin Cedar Log Home Dealer/Builders and have built over 60 homes over 27 years. Perhaps you should contact them about a dealership or building for them. Jim Harbin

At 11:03am on January 2, 2013, Dolly - Es Log Home Restorations said…

Hi JD and welcome to the neighborhood. Dolly

 
 
 

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