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Restoration sanding vs blasting

I will be restoring my home this spring and am wondering about the the difference between the two processes. Can a blasting company and a sanding company explain the difference in technique. From start to finish for example purposes the wall will be 10 feet long, 10 rounds high and 12" logs. No heavy damage just regular UV damage.
Thanks George.

Added by George on February 8, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Homeowner's Guide to Plumbing Maintenance

A typical homeowner can tackle many plumbing maintenance tasks without using fancy tools and equipment. If you’d like to develop a preventative care routine, you should begin the process in the spring or summer because most…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 5, 2016 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Abraham Lincoln's Log Cabin in Kentucky

As President's Day approaches, let's remember one of America's most beloved leaders and his famous log cabin home.

Old Cabin at Knob Creek / RHB / Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

"My earliest recollection is of the Knob Creek place." So wrote Abraham Lincoln on June 4, 1860, to Samuel Haycraft of…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on February 5, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Great Northern Escape

Florida natives leave sun and sand behind for the ultimate retirement dream in Montana.

    

Story by Brooke Fishel

Photography by Joseph Hilliard

Retirement often conjures up images of warm retreats to places like Florida or Arizona during the harsh winter months. For Phil…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on February 4, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Six Secrets to Terminate Those Termites Permanently

Termites can pose a significant threat to your home and are capable of causing damage, that in some cases, is irreparable or at the very least, extremely costly. According to Pete & Ron’s Tree Service, termites can also pose problems for trees or stumps you have in your yard. If you think you have termites, you need to do everything you can to eradicate the problem as quickly and effectively as possible. While you can find several…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on February 3, 2016 at 2:19pm — No Comments

The Essentials For a Romantic Log Cabin Retreat

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, romance is on our minds and in our hearts! Whether you'll be retreating to your own log home, escaping to a rented cabin, or simply dreaming of getting struck by cupid's arrow, a weekend away full of love and passion would not be complete without these necessary components. You will need...



A private, secluded location - away from the hustle and bustle…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on February 3, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

5 Functional Steps To Keep Patio Furniture Long Lasting

Your friends have visited to your home after many days. After receiving, you proudly take them to your embellished garden area. While taking their seats, one of your friends suddenly fells down on the ground because the furniture got dislocated. Could you guess that they would like to sit in your garden area again? Well, that’s not a million dollar query. Simply, the answer is no.…

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Added by Morna Collins on January 29, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

Building a Log Home: the Step-by-Step Breakdown

The entire construction process for a modest log home (built by a pro) ranges from four to six months, but it can run a year or more for large or complex designs. Factors that affect construction time include season, weather, availability of labor and the level of experience of the builder and subcontractors.

The typical construction sequence…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on January 28, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Facebook Contest: TV Room Throwdown

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With the Super Bowl approaching, now is the time to ask the eternal question: Who has the best place to watch the game? Enter our Log Home Living TV Room Throwdown Facebook Contest, and show us why your place is the best. Simply post a photo of your Entertainment Room setup on our…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on January 26, 2016 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Crack the Code on Log Home Construction

There is a national standard by which all log homes in the United States should be built. Make sure your builder knows it.



By Rob Pickett

Log homes spark the imagination with images of pioneers, ax in hand, clearing the land and using the very trees they fell to craft the DIY cabin of their dreams. As romantic as that notion is, in the 21st century,…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on January 25, 2016 at 1:12pm — No Comments

11 Dreamy Spaces from Our Most Pinned Homes

If you're thinking of planning your own custom wood home, you'll need a healthy helping of inspiration. And nothing will get your creative juices flowing like gorgeous photos of our most drool-worthy (and pin-worthy) spaces. Enjoy, and click on the images to pin to your own Pinterest page.…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on January 22, 2016 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Let there be light! Log Home Exterior Lighting Ideas

We’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts.” Well, as fundamental as light is inside your home, it’s just as vital outside. An exterior lighting design not only enhances the look of your home and your property, it prevents accidents and deters intruders. Follow these tips to make things as beautiful and safe on the outside as they are…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on January 21, 2016 at 1:48pm — No Comments

A Rustic Retreat

Excerpted from " Rustic Revisited," published by Watson-Guptill Publications, www.wgpub.com.

Photos by Andrew Wellman

Welcome to camp

This is the entry to Camp Birch Point, a multiple-building home, or compound, in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. The entry reveals Adirondack…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on January 20, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

6 Things Every Reading Nook Needs

The coziest spot in your home isn't complete without these essentials.

1. Some privacy. How can you escape with your favorite page-turner if you're right in the middle of your main living space? Keep your reading nook separate from the rest of the house by tucking it into another quiet space, like this…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on January 19, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Lakeside in the High Country

A beautiful waterfront setting serves as the backdrop for a Montana hybrid home.



Story by: Scott Gibson

Photos by: Karl Neumann

Architect Reid Smith has a friendly bet going these days with Wayne Hale: Which one of them will be the first to haul in a trout from Georgetown Lake with a cast from Wayne’s deck.

With the…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on January 18, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Take a Look Inside Utah's Cabin-Castle Hybrid

Rule the slopes in ski country's one-of-a-kind rustic castle. Cabin Castle in Utah exterior

It would seem like it would be an awkward introduction: cabin meet castle, castle meet cabin. But, in fact, this unlikely pair is kind of a match made in heaven. Don't believe us? Just take a look.…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on January 14, 2016 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Six Tips for Choosing the Best Home for You

Whatever the reason, whether the economy is a buyer’s market, or you intend on living in a home for a substantial amount of time, choosing a home with the right qualities is important. Choosing a home can be stressful since it’s an investment you want to be sure about, but when you know what to look for, the process can be made that much easier.

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on January 13, 2016 at 7:36pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Help your Heater Help you This Winter

Winter is once again upon us, and you never know what kind of weather to expect. One thing's for sure: you'll be needing to use your heater. As you prepare to once again light the pilot, there are five ways you can help your…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 13, 2016 at 5:47pm — No Comments

5 Houses to Buy if You Win the Lottery

These ultimate dream homes would barely make a dent in the $1.5 billion jackpot.

Montana Luxury Home

The Powerball jackpot has reached a record-breaking $1.5 billion, and if you're like most Americans, you've probably asked yourself the question that's on everyone's mind: How would I spend all that money?

Fortunately, we have a few ideas for you. Five…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on January 13, 2016 at 2:22pm — No Comments

2015's Most Beautiful Photos from America's National Parks

This story was originally posted on loghome.com

America the beautiful indeed. Mount Rainier National Park

Looking for something inspiring this holiday season? It turns out you don't have to look much further than your own back yard. In fact, you don't even have to…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on January 12, 2016 at 5:08pm — No Comments

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