I would second Glenn's comments. Also, I would recommend installing copper post caps which will definitely help prolong the life of your posts. You may want to check with www.MountainHomeBuildingProducts.com for…"
I would highly recommend taking a look at Weatherall's stain line which includes UV Guard, UV Guard II and SuSTAIN. Finally, I would recommend taking a look at their Competitive Stain Test brochure, the results might surprise…"
I would also recommend taking a look at Weatherall's SuSTAIN product. It was designed to go over top of most oil based coatings in the market including the Sikkens products. With that said, it is always a good idea to…"
I would highly recommend UV Guard stain or Log Guard interior clear from Weatherall. Both of these products are water based, very low VOC, low odor and work very well on the interior of a home. Please let us know if we can…"
"Sure, log homes require maintenance but they can be fairly easy to maintain as long as you stay on top of the work. We recommend at least taking a look at your stain every year just to make sure that it still has a sheen. Once your sheen…"
It sounds like you have received some pretty good advice. I would recommend a textured caulk for this type of joint because it should blend better with your wood and will probably be easier to apply than a smooth caulking. …"
Sounds like you have done quite a bit of research which is good. Hopefully, you have found that there are some very good oil based products and some really bad oil based products. Also, there are some really good water based…"
I guess it really depends on your budget and what you are trying to accomplish. TWP is an oil based stain that is relatively inexpensive but it may not hold up as long as you would like and it may present some adhesion issues if you are…"