What is the best stain to use for a log home interior/exterior?
Added by Ray Mazza on July 11, 2008 at 10:56am —
I just traveled back in time. At least it felt like it. My husband, daughter and I just returned from an extended 4th of July weekend at his aunt and uncle's lakeside vacation house at Indian Lake, Ohio
. On the 4th itself, 14 of us gathered for an old-fashioned family picnic, where we chowed down on burgers and watermelon, played lawn games (I learned the art of "cornhole
"--a beanbag-toss game that's all the… Continue
Added by Donna Peak on July 9, 2008 at 11:30am —
In the last couple of months, it seems as if this place has exploded with new members. Which is absolutely fantastic. Congrats to the LogHome Team for pulling this together.
It would seem, after briefly looking through some of the blog posts, that the majority of members own, or are at least in the process of building, their own log homes. As for myself, the reality is that I won't be in the log-home of my dreams for at least the next ten years (waiting for the kids to be out of… Continue
Added by Shad on July 9, 2008 at 10:00am —
I think considering that a majority of log homes are in scenic locations (lake, mountains, etc.) - there is just so many great opportunities to view all the different wildlife. It's just better somehow to view it around your log home in my opinion. Here are a few photos of my new friends. Looking forward to seeing other log home member's "friends" as well!
P.S. The elk is actually part of a fenced herd nearby to us.…
Added by Shelley Martinez on July 7, 2008 at 11:35am —
In the process of building a Green log home. So far we are in the driveway building / Lot clearing stage. We are hoping we can do pretty much everying with the most enviormentally friendly way possible. We are always intrested in any information anyone can offer.
Anyoune have any good Green septic system information or links?
Home solar system info?
Green building things to think about?
Added by NEKVT on July 5, 2008 at 8:44am —
I've always loved this holiday---indeed, it's my favorite. The 4th, appropriately enough, is the most democratic of holidays. If you adore freedom, no one gets excluded.
We will watch our hometown fireworks surrounded by long-time friends and family. Earlier in the day, I'll march with the Little League team I coach in the local parade; then we'll head over to the firehouse, where local fire departments compete to hit targets with their fire hoses from 50 yards away----the kids stand… Continue
Added by Michael McCarthy on July 3, 2008 at 12:04pm —
Our log home is finally stained! And we had help from our builder Randy - well actually, he did everything! Hubby was traveling and I as the wifey was starting to freak out at the weather exposure to the logs so we made an executive decision to have the builder do it - especially as it had finally stopped raining in Northern Michigan. If you would like to view more photos, please visit my blog at www.logcabininmichigan.blogspot.com . (Thanks to everyone who gave me so many great tips - it was… Continue
Added by Shelley Martinez on July 3, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Here's the link to our Flickr log home photoset
. You can follow the construction of our home here. We also have several YouTube videos
taken during the construction process. Just search on "log home" in the Videos search window on my channel page to see all of them.
Our home was completed in May 2008. We're located in East Tennessee, about an hour SW of… Continue
Added by Scott Maentz on June 28, 2008 at 8:12am —
I am a firm believer that you can do anything you put your mind to. Whether it's overcoming a personal obstacle or building a log home - if you want it bad enough, you'll do it. I found this out the hard way!
About a year ago, I watched a friend of mine run a half marathon - 13.1 miles! I couldn't believe it. The whole time, I kept thinking, "there's no way I could EVER do this!" It seemed impossible to me. I had never really run before and I didn't even belong to a gym! A few months… Continue
Added by amber on June 26, 2008 at 4:42pm —
My husband and I live in a Log sided home currently, with hand made stone foundations on the house and garage. We have been researching floor plans and builders for about 2 years now, and have decided to build next year (hopefully). We have 3 different lots picked out (all on family land, just a matter of what will work best for utilities, sewer, etc).
We have had a horrible time getting any builders to answer us. Although we are not extremely young, (28 and 30) we look young. We are… Continue
Added by Britt on June 25, 2008 at 11:40am —
Greg & I are anxious to start the staining process but the weather is just not behaving. We need to apply the penetreat (a.k.a. borate) and allow it to dry for 48 hours - and then apply the first coat of stain. The most important thing being that the rain doesn't wash the penetreat off before we can apply the stain. Have loved all the helpful advice that the log home members have offered us in staining our home - what a great bunch of people! I believe that a good majority of people who… Continue
Added by Shelley Martinez on June 24, 2008 at 8:00pm —
I'm new to this blog and I would like to know if anyone has had any experience dealing with Southland Log Home of SC and Premier Log Homes of GA? We are looking at two similiar plans and packages but the difference in cost is about $40K.
Added by Larry on June 24, 2008 at 9:54am —
The year: 1978. We saw the first cell phone, the first arcade game in Space Invaders
, and the original Star Wars: A New Hope
. For a future tech geek like me this was a BIG year. But 1978 was also the year that my grandfather, Fletcher Parsons, was innovative enough to take his knowledge of wood preservation and apply it to the new crop of log homes that had begun to pop up around the country. His pioneering vision has now grown beyond his wildest expectations, and… Continue
Added by Rob Romine on June 20, 2008 at 9:35am —
I am new here and need lots of idea's!! In a couple weeks I will have my tree's cut and I can start peeling them...I am having a hard time finding a place to buy plans for my home..I would like to do this all myself and with friends..
I really cant afford to hire a builder,but I have 40 acre's of pine tree's and there's plenty of tree's for a few homes..
The more I read, the more I am getting confused!! I need plan's for dummies!! I just want a one… Continue
Added by brenda zilian on June 19, 2008 at 11:50am —
Demonstrating the best ways to live green, a non-profit organization in Idaho believes it has found the award-winning formula to "building a healthier tomorrow one home at a time."
Over the past five months, the Green Log Home and Lifestyle Awards has tapped the power of Internet social media, from YouTube and social news to social networking and blogging, to nominate, educate and celebrate green products and services at their best.
After being nominated in categories such… Continue
Added by PrecisionCraft on June 18, 2008 at 2:00pm —
As crazy as it sounds, one of the reasons I love my annual week at the beach is the five-hour drive down to North Carolina. Sure, I usually have to battle Washington's rush hour, but I really don't mind the traffic. By that point I'm in the car, iPod plugged in, air conditioning on—I'm on my way!
And once I get going, I simply cruise along and enjoy the scenery. I don't make phone calls or listen to books on tape. Instead, I simply watch the world go by. But this year was a little… Continue
Added by Sara Brown on June 18, 2008 at 11:31am —
It turns out the boogeyman lurking in the economic shadows may in fact be a...toy poodle. A story in today's Washington Post notes that, while some consumer prices are up (gas, food), the U.S. economy is humming along nicely. Unemployment isn't what it was during previous recessions (and it's debatable whether we're even in a recession), and our gross domestic product, while not exactly buff, is at least fairly robust.
So, what gives? Why are folks scared? And to bring it closer to… Continue
Added by Michael McCarthy on June 18, 2008 at 9:53am —
I read at a lot of real estate ads for property, land, acreage ... what ever you want to call it. But what I really love is the descriptive language. "Don't miss this lovely parcel with it's picturesque rolling ...". Rolling, rolling, how about a 60 degree slope. I've looked at some of these great buys and I have to tell you, you better not have a fear of high places. But I think one of my favorite selling lines is, "Great view with a little tree trimming". Watch out for this one, you can chop… Continue
Added by Ted on June 17, 2008 at 9:59pm —
As log home enthusiasts who live vicariously through caring for other people's log homes, we would be remiss if we did not caution those of you building or buying an existing log home about the "p" word. Paint and logs are not a good combination. When moisture becomes trapped in the wood, your logs are more susceptible to rot. We have worked on painted homes before, where owners who purchased a log home that was previously painted, had no idea their logs were infested with rot. Wood needs to… Continue
Added by See Dirt Run! Inc. on June 15, 2008 at 7:44am —
Dear Community Members,
In an effort to make this Neighborhood more useful for you, we'd like to invite your suggestions to make the Log Home Forums
There's nothing that makes us happier than seeing people help people, and from the action in the forums so far, that's exactly what's going on. We truly believe in the power of the wisdom provided by enthusiasts and experts and the collective knowledge the community… Continue
Added by Neighborhood Host on June 13, 2008 at 10:30am —