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Raymond Wengerd
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  • Big Prairie, OH
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1790's Log Home Restored
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Castle Nov 23, 2015.

Log Home Kits.....the Madness.
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I am sure that in the right age or scenario, log home kits were beneficial, practical, and were a break through in some shape or form in the log home industry. I am curious to hear responses or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James W. Harbin Feb 27, 2012.


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Raymond Wengerd replied to Tucker Curtis's discussion Gutting A Log Cabin
"40 bucks a foot is a good middle of the road number. Of course, huge variations depend on your materials and surfaces."
May 9
Raymond Wengerd replied to Lily's discussion Bad staining contractor!
"Lily, they don't have a like button here. But I love your reply."
May 6
Raymond Wengerd replied to James King's discussion New to site and log homes, just starting our restoration of a new place
"Painting your logs is really terrible advice. "Colorado Log Finishing, you really need to stop advising peopl to paint logs"!! With your sealants failing, water will seep to the top side of the log, and then wick into the center of the log…"
Mar 27
Raymond Wengerd replied to Keren Rhodes's discussion Can you share your log home's HERS rating?
"Look at dealers like Wisconsin Log Homes and Timberblock, where they will sell you foam stuffed logs. Consider a conventional framed home with foam filled walls and log siding. The roof systems of exposed log or timber structure, with 8" non…"
Feb 22
Raymond Wengerd replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"I see misery in your future, unless you curb that enthusiasm to maybe a strawbale house. But in either case. Lots of YouTube."
Feb 22
Raymond Wengerd replied to Michael Wallach's discussion Looking for Log Home Repair Resources in Minnesota
"Mike, His name is Bill Sequin, his phone number is, 719 493 2939. Ray Town & Country Log Homes"
Jan 25
Raymond Wengerd replied to Michael Wallach's discussion Looking for Log Home Repair Resources in Minnesota
"I have a former employee that lives in Deluthe. He is a great carpenter with log repair experience. Ray Town & Country Log Homes"
Jan 24
Raymond Wengerd replied to Grant Nichols's discussion Prepping for Interior Stain - Removing Scuff Marks
"Osborne brush"
Jan 24
Raymond Wengerd replied to Chris Shelton's discussion Question about potential cabin...
"Chris, Black metal plating to your butt joints on the girders. Rods attaching to the tie beam and coming down to the mono post or the girder being with turnbuckles to tighten as needed would take care of it. I would try to leverage about $5,000…"
Dec 9, 2016
Raymond Wengerd replied to Alex Artz's discussion Cob or glass blasting's effects on chinking and caulk
"Alex, You will need to use glass to remove the paint. Use the finest grit size you can get.This takes paint off metal in an instant, so do a good masking job on every window, door, fixtures ect. We use rolled asphalt roofing for Windows and doors.…"
Sep 29, 2016
Raymond Wengerd replied to Nicholas Martin's discussion Trying to level my cabin- Need Advice
"At this point. A big chain reaction of bad things would happen. Like roof lines no longer planing, walls separating, to name a few. It could be done, it would just require addressing and repairing all the issues that would occur. You might consider…"
Sep 13, 2016
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Sep 5, 2016
Raymond Wengerd replied to Blake Gardner's discussion Remove interior chinking
"Oscillating tool, and then an Osborne brush to fine tune."
Aug 31, 2016
Raymond Wengerd replied to sam's discussion refinishing 1950s log home interior
"You "Can" do a white washed look on the interior of your house. Just use a breathable log finish and add transparent white pigment. The right finish manufacturer will give you the right pigment needed, and all the prepping advice."
Aug 26, 2016
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Aug 25, 2016
Raymond Wengerd replied to George's discussion Sanding vs blasting process
"George, Our Restoration Process Average Home Step One;  Blasting, approximately 2-3 days Step Two;  slight Buffing or sanding If needed, 1 day Step Three ; 2 step wash , mold treatment, brightening, neutralizer, double rinse;…"
Feb 22, 2016

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I am a log home builder and designer
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Within 12 months

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11 New Home Plans

If you are brainstorming over home designs and are in need of something fresh, check out the website, we just added 11 new concept plans, with about 4 more coming over the next few weeks.…


Posted on December 21, 2011 at 4:41pm

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At 9:51am on March 31, 2012, James W. Harbin said…

Good Morning Sunshine, You realize that we are both in the dream business,right. Log homes of all types are built for people who have dreams. I truly  admire your beautiful work and in today's world we need more craftsmen. Log homes needed to address energy issues and minimize waste. Green is not just a word It's a Philosophy we share.

The next time we come to Clarksville we'll look you up. Love ya, Jim and Pam

At 7:12pm on March 30, 2012, James W. Harbin said…

Dude,  You should consider decaf

At 2:06pm on March 30, 2012, James W. Harbin said…

Ray, You should be more careful with your information. When I guarantee folks that Katahdin Cedar Log Homes will match pine quotes I have the support of a company that is well established in the industry. Go to and do your research. Thank you, Jim and Pam

At 3:26pm on March 9, 2012, Jill Lynn said…

Hi Raymond,

Thanks for your message. We are going to need to seal the house this year. We use Sikkens. Also, we may need your help with some finishing on the inside. Let's keep in touch.


At 5:52pm on March 7, 2012, Jack said…

Hi Raymond: It looks like you're not too far away = in Big Prairie? Tell me a little about yourself and what you are doing. Thanks, Jack

At 1:29pm on February 25, 2012, David Marion said…

people say i need to take pics of work but i never do, thanks for the thumbs up!


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