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Carpenter Bee's
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Started this discussion. Last reply by David Thomas Jun 6.

Cleaning Decks
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Whalen May 1, 2013.

Green Insect Repellent
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Started this discussion. Last reply by CharisB Apr 29, 2010.


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David Thomas replied to Kelly's discussion Carpenter Bee's
"Kelly, Thanks for promoting the products you sell. Here is my Cheap and Easy Solutions From Dave solution.  I live in SE Virginia so your application period may be a little different, but 1 week before easter, spray your entire house (eaves…"
Jun 6
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Carpenter Bee's

Carpenter Bee season is here! Carpeter bees are large (1 inch) yellow and black bees which become active in early spring. They resemble bumble bees but do not live in colonies, have fewer hairs and no pollen sacs one the hind legs. They appear around homes and are a nuisance. Although it is rare to be stung by one, their sheer size is scary and people stay clear of them. Their nest is much more of concern. These nests, if left untreated, will result in extensive structural damage and will…See More
May 12
Kelly posted an event

The Johnson's Log & Timber Frame Show Syracuse, N.Y. at The Oncenter Convention Center

February 26, 2016 to February 28, 2016
I-Wood-Care & Lok-N-Logs would like to cordially invite you to visit us at the upcoming Log & Timber show that we will be attending in the Syracuse, NY area.  The Johnson's Log & Timber Frame show will be taking place at The Oncenter Convention Center located at 800 South State Street Syracuse, N.Y.  13202.  If you are interested, we would love to see you there!Stop by to say Hi!!Show Hours:Friday, February 26th 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Saturday, February 27th, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00…See More
Feb 2
Kelly replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Sashco Transformation and Log Jam
"Looks Great!  Love those products!!!! Kelly W/I-Wood-Care"
Aug 19, 2015
Nicholas Martin left a comment for Kelly
"Hi Kelly! You and I spoke yesterday about my small cabin in the Great North Woods of Clarksville, NH that I am staining with Sashco Transformation Red Tone Dark and caulking with Conceal. I cant thank you enough for all of your help in this…"
Aug 18, 2015
Kelly replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Should I change stains?
"Hi Doug, Media blasting is products like ground up corn or crushed glass to be used with a sand blaster to blast off stains on your log home or any wooden structure to get is back down to the bear wood.  After this process a new product can go…"
Aug 17, 2015
Kelly replied to Doug Ottney's discussion Should I change stains?
"Good Morning Doug, Hopefully I can help you with your three questions.  1. Is there a cheaper maintenance coat out there.  The purpose of the Cetol Maintenance coat apply over the Sikkens Cetol 1-2-3 or Sikkens Log & Siding is to help…"
Aug 12, 2015
Kelly replied to Kelly's discussion THE FOUR BASIC TYPES OF CLEANERS
"Cleaning Homes."
Jun 3, 2015

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Tell us about yourself:
I work for a Log Home Maintenace Company I-Wood-Care. We sell products to fix and perserve log homes.
I truly love my job and really love log homes!!!!!!!!!!!
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
I hope some day!
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
24+ months


 I Wood Care was founded in 1994.  The purpose was to supply manufacturers and their dealers and contractors along with log home owners with products to maintain and preserve their log homes.  I Wood Care has become a distributor for several log home products supply and specialty tool manufacturers.  Our products are unique to the log home industry.


I-Wood-Care is also information resource for answers to questions pertaining to log homes.  Our number one concern is the satisfaction of you the customer.



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Treat Your Logs First To Make Them Last.

Treat Your Logs First To Make Them Last.

You've just spent a long time leafing through planning books, selecting the logs, choosing the perfect lot--waiting for your dream home to be built. Why put all that at risk? Rot, weather, insects, fungi all pose a serious threat to your logs. Protect your investment--treat your logs first to make them last.

Applying A Borate To A Log Home.

Questions and Answer to apply a borate to a log…


Posted on May 18, 2015 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Happy Holidays To Everyone on LogHomeU And A Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays To Everyone On LogHomeu And A Happy New Year!

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Happy Easter!

To All The Log Home Neighborhood!

I wish you and your family a Happy Easter!
Hope everyone had a good time with family & friends! I know I always do!!!
And I hope you didn't eat to much! I think we all do when it comes to food.

Happy Easter To All!


Posted on April 12, 2009 at 5:11pm

Staining Your Log Home

Staining Your Log Home.

Work Horizontally. Plan on applying your stain to one wall at a time, starting at the top and working completely across 3-4 logs high.

When the top 3-4 logs are stained, then move down the wall to the next 3-4 logs. Continue in a similar pattern to the bottom of the wall, working around doors and windows.

Clean any drip marks that may occur on lower logs to avoid overlap marks.

This consistency will help to eliminate the… Continue

Posted on January 29, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments


The style and location of your home can affect stain longevity and the amount of maintenance required for your logs.

Eaves,porches, proper drainage and the position of your home on the lot all come into play.

Experts recommend a bare minimum of 24" eaves (36" or more is ideal), wrap around porches which are at least 10' deep and a foundatin that provides at least 12" to 18" of space betwwen the first course of logs and the ground.

These elements will help… Continue

Posted on January 24, 2009 at 8:26pm — 4 Comments

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At 1:14pm on August 18, 2015, Nicholas Martin said…

Hi Kelly! You and I spoke yesterday about my small cabin in the Great North Woods of Clarksville, NH that I am staining with Sashco Transformation Red Tone Dark and caulking with Conceal. I cant thank you enough for all of your help in this process.

Feel free to check out the pictures of my cabin. I will post more once the stain and caulking is on their!


Nicholas Martin

At 8:37am on January 13, 2012, David Di Massino said…
Thanks Kelly
I am hoping to connect with as many suppliers and builders as possible.
I am developing a Solar Log Home Community in Central Florida and reaching out.
I need to build 7- Solar Log Homes for a "Green LifeStyle"  Community called Darian Estates.
Please pass this on to anyone you know that you think would be interested in collaborating with me.
At 11:23am on December 9, 2011, David Di Massino said…
Thanks Kelly
Thanks Dolly
Happy to be here
At 6:09pm on June 11, 2010, david labaire said…
thanks Kelly, one can never have enough friends
At 7:05pm on March 4, 2010, Terry & Shelley S said…
Kelly, Thanks. No we're not in it yet. The weather's been a bit of a challenge. We finally have a roof, fascia, soffits, & gutters. Inside T & G is almost complete, drywall's up & painted, and tiled surfaces are complete. So, we're almost there; hoping to get CO before end of April.
At 1:58pm on October 21, 2009, Earl Kindle said…
Thank you Kelly!
Earl Kindle
Carvings and More
At 12:28am on May 29, 2009, Greg Beck said…
Thanks Kelly, I'm kinda freaky about the address, after the whole craigs list killer thing, just looking out for the little ones, thanks for the reply, looking forward to the sample.
At 4:56pm on March 16, 2009, Wes said…

Only if they are neutered. They still romp and wrestle; but don't bite or fight as it would be if they were still intact. When we first brought Henry home Oscar immediately accepted him as if knowing he was his off-spring. He took care of him, keeping him clean and really teaching him what he could get away with.

Henry has become the "hunter", Oscar is still gun shy. Henry is about as good as any pointer or setter, flushes grouse, etc. Both dogs are great fishing companions, they always try and catch the fish we release - quite commical.
At 1:03pm on March 16, 2009, Wes said…
Jacks are great. Oscar (smooth coat-short-legged black & white) sired Henry (rough-coat, mostly white with brown face and Yoda ears). We got pick of the litter. Two male JR's in the house - what were we thinking. Had to get them neutered, still there is never a dull moment. They really chase the chipmunks and squirrels at our cabin.
At 8:45pm on March 8, 2009, Scrapple said…
Want to buy our log home but it has such a small kitchen and the space for the refrigerator is for a small one. The bathroom hasn't ever been updated so we would have to replace the tub and sink. We love the home but the 2 major rooms don't measure up to the rest of the house.


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