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Victoria Smith
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  • Whitehall, NY
  • United States
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Victoria Smith's Discussions

sanding logs
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I have done all logs at 80 grit, and then 120 grit (they are soooo soft now!) BUT...i didn't do between the logs, like that 'v' shape..orbital sander didn't do well. DO I HAVE TO SAND THAT OR WILL…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Victoria Smith Apr 5, 2011.

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Going back and forth on what to put in my 1596 sq ft clearwater home from coventry log homes. I am thinking hot air, i don't want baseboards along my gorgeous log walls! I can add a humidifier to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by kent ifland Feb 3, 2011.

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What do i buy to sand the inside of my log walls, new construction, before i clean them??not sure exactly what kind of sander or grit to use..

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Tadysak Feb 6, 2011.

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OKAY.. some stain advice~~ Sikkens or Cabot. Thinking about Cabot Australian Timber oil for the exterior of the house. It says it's "trans-oxide pigments ensure lasting UV protection" so i am…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Whalen Dec 14, 2010.


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Victoria Smith replied to Katie's discussion Sanding myself
"Hey Geoff! That helped. I have been sanding the inside walls of our 1600 sqft log home for over a year. That hose and vacuum bag will come in handy in the future! thanksagain! vicki"
Jun 22, 2012
Victoria Smith replied to Dave Schmitt's discussion financing
"I am in NY. We are using Normandy as our construction loan bank. We got a self-build loan from them. Not sure if they are in Ill or Missouri.    vicki smith"
Jan 18, 2012
Victoria Smith replied to Lynn bean's discussion What would you do different
"stick built :)"
Jan 12, 2012
Victoria Smith commented on Victoria Smith's photo

so side hse stained

"Rustic Pine, from Coventry Log Homes. this is only 1 coat. I will do #2 in the spring. Thank you, i got quite the compliment from the boyfriend!! He really likes it too."
Dec 20, 2011
Judy & Lee Peacock commented on Victoria Smith's photo

so side hse stained

"Hi there - I like the color.  What did you use for stain??"
Dec 16, 2011
Victoria Smith replied to Hank Hill's discussion construction loan
"I am in the middle of that exact situation.  Wells Fargo found our construction loan bank, Normandy.  They give you the $ to build.  8.25% interest. Once we get our certificate of occupancy and have received all our $$ from Normandy,…"
Dec 15, 2011
Victoria Smith posted photos
Dec 6, 2011
Victoria Smith posted a status
"at the point of paintin the little bit of sheetrock on the stairway going upstairs&all 3 bedrooms have 1 wall of sheetrock. Any color ideas"
Dec 6, 2011
Victoria Smith replied to John & Pat Biehn's discussion Black fungus or mold on exterior logs
"Charis! Your answer here answered 1 of my questions for the past year...what is that almost "pretty" blue stain!  Thank you! Now im not so worried about it!!   vicki smith.    "
Dec 6, 2011
Victoria Smith replied to Penny Chiasson's discussion Where to go from here?
"I am currently building my own log home. We are using  Normandy Bank in Rochester, NY"
Sep 20, 2011
Victoria Smith commented on The Mitchell's's photo


"What color stain is on the exterior?? Your house looks like mine!! im thinking honey color for exterior. i am staining my window and door trim dark green too!"
Jul 18, 2011
Victoria Smith replied to Shelley Martinez's discussion Have you named your log home?
"We bought our property in 2005. Charlie started brush hogging it. By spring of 2006, i started mowing it.  I was amazed at all the frogs. I haven't officially "named it" but i did make my yahoo email,…"
Jun 1, 2011
Victoria Smith replied to David LaBrie's discussion Coventry Log Home- Anyone living in one?
"Finishing our Coventry log home now. Can you fill me in on what you had to redo? i am in charge of sanding..poly..inside and cleaning...and staining the outside. i am still sanding."
May 11, 2011
Victoria Smith replied to Michael Boomgarden's discussion Observations from a Newbie . . . About a Self-Destructive Industry
"they were a great company to deal with, until they recommended the ass that messed up my roof!!  lol. i would recommend them for the customer service and their package deal..."
Apr 12, 2011
Victoria Smith replied to Michael Boomgarden's discussion Observations from a Newbie . . . About a Self-Destructive Industry
"My boyfriend and I built our own cabin. Started in July, 2010. We are at the sanding inside walls and plumbing stages. I highly recommend, if you do build. Hire someone you know. We had to hire someone to build the roofing system. Our log home…"
Apr 11, 2011
Victoria Smith replied to The Rustic Wulf's discussion Log home
"I used Jeremy Belden, from Hudson Falls, NY to build my roof. He has built quite a few and has a very impressive portfolio. 518-321-0187."
Apr 11, 2011

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Tell us about yourself:
my boyfriend and I bought a log home kit from Coventry Logs Homes;NewHampshire.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Not yet!!!
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?

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At 3:47pm on January 4, 2016, Nicholas Martin said…

Hi Victoria!

We also have a small log cabin in the North East (NH) in Clarksville although mine is a little smaller and much older. :)

You have a beautiful cabin!

At 4:44pm on November 10, 2010, Log Cabin Up North said…
I haven't updated the page recently, but we bought a pellet stove and have some baseboard heaters installed by the electrician. There really wan't any other option that fit us better than the pellet stove, from what we know, it is defiantly what we would recommend to anyone. We will be picking up the stove in a couple of weeks!
Well, Good luck on your cabin adventures!

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