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Raymond Wengerd
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  • Big Prairie, OH
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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 Brian's discussion Requesting Advice on Renovating a 1940's Log Cabin
"Log home restoration is primarily what we have done for the past 10 years. In cabins as old as the 16th century. This one does not appear to be a genius design, or craft. But it may have some sentimental value, or hidden charms, that may offset…"
Sep 9
Raymond Wengerd replied to Laura Ramthun's discussion Cracking Logs on Interior and Exterior
"I'm just curious Thomas, you use thermal imaging for structural inspections?"
Mar 9
Raymond Wengerd replied to Viola Kinney's discussion Save money on restaining a cabin?
"Painting is never a good idea for a log home Viola, it traps moisture and rots the logs from the inside out. I've had to repair lots of logs under this scenario. And after the rot starts to come to the surface, there are at least twice as…"
Oct 21, 2014
Raymond Wengerd replied to Chet Broski's discussion Most durable exterior seal?
"Lovitts Emerald Gold"
Jul 8, 2014
Raymond Wengerd replied to Michele Guido's discussion Owning a log home at a young age, is it possible?
"I was 23 in 2005 when my friend and I built our first log home and made it a profession. We still own the home, and we are still in business. Not to say it is easy. We survived the recession, although I often wished I had become a Burger King…"
Jun 25, 2014
Raymond Wengerd replied to Michael A. Tyree's discussion TWP 100 Series/ Q8 Log Oil Opinions/Experiences???
"TWP Disappears much quicker than Q8 will, I haven't seen a long time consumer of it, that is really happy with it."
Jun 18, 2014
Raymond Wengerd replied to Michael A. Tyree's discussion TWP 100 Series/ Q8 Log Oil Opinions/Experiences???
"Try Lovitts, The Emerald line, will go over top of whatever you have on now. Not affiliated with them. Just have been using there products for 8 plus years, and have had nothing but success using their suggested formulas. Ask for Jeff. Ray…"
Jun 17, 2014
Raymond Wengerd replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Log Home Media Blasting redo
"What are the guys on the ladder doing? Because it looks like the staining, but there are also tarps down with blast media on it? "
Jun 17, 2014
Raymond Wengerd replied to Scott Lambert's discussion Cob Blasting - estimated cost?
"Osborn Brushes are great for after blasting buffing. It would be very labor intense and expensive to do the finish removal, as these brushes are $75 a brush, and one brush won't go very far when you are using them for finish removal. They are…"
Jun 4, 2014
Raymond Wengerd replied to Katie's discussion Painted Logs
"Our clients of 8 years think it is a blessing :)"
May 14, 2014
Raymond Wengerd replied to Kim Windsor's discussion Paranoid Noob Log Home Owner Seeking Information...
"Paint can easily be removed via glass media blasting. We do it all the time. Restoring any log home is a simple, 7 to 10 step process. Any log home can be restored to like  new condition. Lose no more sleep. :) Ray "
May 13, 2014
Raymond Wengerd replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Natural thin stone veneer
"I like the natural stone as well. Talk to an architect, your question is a loaded one :)"
May 5, 2014
Raymond Wengerd replied to Jem Ripley's discussion Log Home Exterior Finish Help / Suggestions
"A short answer to you question. Yes you can clean it with a good cleaner and neutralizer wash, and recoat to buy several years. It is a short term solution, until you can properly remove them and start over on a blank page of logs. Ray…"
May 5, 2014
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Feb 28, 2014
Raymond Wengerd replied to Zachary Garber's discussion Buying house that needs some work...where to start?
"Well, I was envisioning, somebody installed a ventless roof system over top of an existing roof. Meaning there was foam board installed over an existing roof deck. If a bank did it, that is likely not the case. It looks like there are perlins…"
Feb 5, 2014

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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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