so, I’ve lived here in Alaska for 42 years. I operate heavy equipment and also do carpentry. I do have a question. Has anyone here, used Sitka spruce, or know anyone who has for log home building?i recently bought some property tha has some nice 2nd growth, approx. 80 years old thatwould be perfect. I’ve used the lumber for years and love it. It doesn’t have the rot resistance of the cedars here, but I figured with big overhangs that probably wouldn’t be much of an issue.the trees haven’t seen…Continue
Started by Robert rowland in Building and Maintenance Issues Apr 2.
I need to strip Sikkens Cetol Stain off one side of my house. It was last applied about 6 years ago. I have been letting it weather intentionally hoping, it would come off easier. The person who applied it originally did a poor job removing the previous stain by pressure washing. There are many spots where you can tell the old stain was left on, and severe felting in some spots which the stain has adhered to and dried very hard on.I have tested pressure washing in a small area, using a sodium…Continue
We built a log home in the panhandle of Florida 22 years ago from a Heritage Log Homes' kit. We have used oil based products recommended by various representatives in the log home industry over the years to protect the exterior of our log home. After living in our home for several years, the carpenter bees found our home and we have battled them yearly ever since using many different methods. For the first 2-3 years, we would call our exterminator who would spray the house down and in any…Continue
Started by Josh Adams in Building and Maintenance Issues Mar 18.
Looking at this log cabin to buy as a primary residence and although I love the idea of one I know almost nothing about them. This one seems solid inside, but the back concerns me with all those logs that aren't even. Clearly this needs to be restained or whatever, but most log cabins I see are relatively smooth, but this one seems to be made of a lot of logs that aren't quite the same size and maybe shorter lengths. This this OK?…Continue
Hi all, Just bought this new home last month and been doing some renovations.It'll start in 2-3 days. The plan is to add a new room, change the carpets and some modifications in the interior. But I'm worried about where to put all the leftovers and junk after the renovation.First I thought about renting a junk removal unit. But its a bit expensive. So now I'm thinking about hiring junk removal bins. It makes sense right?…Continue
Started by James F. Geyer in Building and Maintenance Issues Mar 1.
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I came across this article this morning and thought you log home dwellers would appreciate it, seeing as how many of you are surrounded by deer regularly. http://www.hometalk.com/2191165/protecting-your-garden-trees-and-landscape-from-deer?tk=d8zvqs&se=wklyEnjoy!-- Charis w/ SashcoContinue