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Jim Bilyeu
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  • Florence, AZ
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Santa's chair

Started Jan 6, 2012

Chinking Machine

Started Aug 28, 2009

 

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Jan 6, 2012
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Santa's chair

This is for you furniture makers or anyone else who might be interested in a fun project. I am looking for some good ideas/designs for a santa clause chair. Can be log or whatever. Must be along the santa clause theme and would like it to seat at least 2 people. Must be able to transport and set up without to much trouble. If you have any ideas, please let me know.…See More
Jan 6, 2012
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Dec 31, 2011
Jim Bilyeu replied to Joe Bernstein's discussion Help with outside restoration
"Joe,   After looking at your pictures, you would be a fool to let someone cob blast this house. I don't care how good someone says they are, they're not good enough to prevent damage to this home. If you really don't want to…"
Jun 9, 2011
Jim Bilyeu commented on Jim Bilyeu's blog post Restoration Co. Beware
"Yep, found out the hard way, that's why I posted. Hopefully this post will save someone else from making the same mistake. I could not believe the cost of a motel in that area. A fle trap of a motel, they had 3 in the area, started at 105.00 a…"
Jan 11, 2011
LHD Finishing commented on Jim Bilyeu's blog post Restoration Co. Beware
"Thanks for the heads up, hopefully you didn't find out the hard way!"
Jan 11, 2011
Jim Bilyeu posted a blog post

Restoration Co. Beware

I know there's a lot of restoration/repair companies here so I wanted to post a warning. Be on the lookout for a log repair job inquirey comming from Southern Texas. They will tell you that they will pay you to look at the house but they won't. A motel there will cost you over a $100.00 a night. Travel at your own risk for this one ...Jim...See More
Jan 11, 2011
Jim Bilyeu replied to Gordon Potter's discussion Impel Rods vs. Cobra Rods
"I have been in the log home restoration business for 40 plus years. I have installed 1000's of Impel rods ( not all in log homes ). The old addage is " if it sounds too good to be true, it is". The big question about…"
Jan 3, 2011
Jim Bilyeu replied to Mat's discussion Decision -- borate pressure treating or Sikkens stain?
"Mat, Here is what I have seen out in the field concerning log siding. I'm referring to the 1 1/4 inch thick stuff they call log siding, the stuff they make out of 2 X material. Anyhow, I have seen this stuff warp, split and literally fall off…"
Nov 16, 2010
Jim Bilyeu replied to Mat's discussion Decision -- borate pressure treating or Sikkens stain?
"Charis, Yes, Sikkens is a great product, but, keep in mind that if you use Borates, you will void Sikkens warranty. Jim Bilyeu loghomerepair@yahoo.com"
Nov 15, 2010
Jim Bilyeu replied to GEORGE NEWBY's discussion Anybody know anyone in Western KY that does staining and chinking?
"Hi George, Get hold of Southern Log Home Care out of Sweetwater, TN. 423-836-0294. We restained and chinked the faculty house on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowlingreen , Kentucky."
Oct 26, 2010
Jim Bilyeu replied to Bill Mathews's discussion carpenter/boring bee/ woodpecker damage
"Hi Bill, Not sure just what your looking for but I just finished doing a repair job that had decayed logs, termites and carpenter aunts. By the way, you forgot one, old house borers. I've seen log houses without termites, without carpenter…"
Oct 26, 2010
Jim Bilyeu replied to Judi Pike's discussion Louisville, Ky area needs help in finding someone to repair log rot.
"Judi, Didn't mean to scare you, just wanted to point out what I saw in the picture. With over 40 years experience repairing and restoring log structures I have found that if you have one bad log, be prepared for more. If that's the only…"
Jul 31, 2010
Jim Bilyeu replied to Judi Pike's discussion Louisville, Ky area needs help in finding someone to repair log rot.
"Although this is really not a big repair job,be very careful in selecting a contractor. Most contractors in your area that do this type of work will want to "reface" it. Re faceing one or two logs in a wall is fine as long as all the decay…"
Jul 30, 2010
Jim Bilyeu replied to Tom H's discussion Tips On Log Home Restoration
"Hi Beth, Just looked at your photos and saw that you do shows. I was wondering if you would be interested in a table top desplay ( uses 8 foot table and comes with lights and everything needed for a good display). Real nice unit and comes in…"
Jun 14, 2010
Jim Bilyeu replied to Doug Reid's discussion HELP. Corn Cob Blasting is Ruining the Logs
"Try RemovAll................. Spray it on, let it sit, power wash it off................ no problem"
May 9, 2010

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Tell us about yourself:
Have been in the log home restoration business for over 40 years. I have repaired and restored log homes all across the US and over seas. I don't take on many jobs anymore, I guess you might call me semi-retired.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
no

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Restoration Co. Beware

I know there's a lot of restoration/repair companies here so I wanted to post a warning. Be on the lookout for a log repair job inquirey comming from Southern Texas. They will tell you that they will pay you to look at the house but they won't. A motel there will cost you over a $100.00 a night. Travel at your own risk for this one

 

...Jim...

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 3:09pm — 2 Comments

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