I've got my floor plan figured out and have submitted them to four log home manufacturer's. I'll find out the cost of my plan from each soon. Now I need to find 2-4 builders to see my plan and provide a estimate to build it. Where can I go to find log home builders?Continue
Wife and I are renting a 20'x20' Amish built log cabin that's 40 years old. This is our third summer here and we're finally trying to address how humid it gets in the warm months. We get between 60%-90% humidity most days, and mildew definitely grows on the floor, with mold growing on things that are hung against the wall or left in the dark corners. The air is also not so nice to breathe.The cabin isn't on full electric. It has a very small solar system, but we recently ran a 500' extension…Continue
Started by Marcus Gardner in Building and Maintenance Issues Jul 28.
Hi, I'm on the final part of my log home build in Transylvania, Romania. We've just had the interior logs stained ( clear) using a water based product designed for logs. Within a week, black spots started to appear all over the interior. The product supplier says that the believe the logs may still have had a higher water content ( possibly because the windows and doors weren't installed for a number of months) which in turn caused a mushroom type Mould inside the log which has now reacted with…Continue
Started by Amanda Williams in Building and Maintenance Issues Jul 27.
Hello all - We are new to the log cabin world and are excited to get started on this new adventure.The cabin we bought has interior logs that don't appear to ever have been sealed in any way - they look very much law raw wood. Does anyone have suggestions for what would be the best product for protecting the logs and giving a slight sheen to them?Thanks!Terry and KimContinue
Looking into Valhalco wood preservative for our shed and wondering if someone has experience with it? Would like to see how this holds up after 20+ years. I’ve been told that people in Canada use it for log homes. Have to admit being sceptical. From the info on the site its almost to good to be true...http://www.valhalco.com/Continue
Started by Seb in All About Stains and Sealants Jul 16.
Hi There,I need some vital info regarding a serious matter.My log house caught fire last week. My wife felt an unusual smell & heard a rumbling sound from our living room. And found that the room has caught fire and it was spreading. I was sleeping at that time. She called me and told me the matter. We ran outside and called the fire brigade. They extinguished the fire before it became more dangerous. We couldn't understand the source of fire. We doubt that it is from the fireplace. My…Continue
Started by Kendrick Lozano in Building and Maintenance Issues Jun 30.
Hi everyone,I purchased and moved into a ~720 sq. ft. log home in Nova Scotia. Built in 1980, I’d say it’s in pretty good shape. I’m certainly happy with it. Heres why I’m writing in this forum.. All the logs are painted, interior and exterior. While I dont like the interior paint I also know that getting the paint off the inside of the house is going too much for now. Also just so we are all on the same page, I don’t know who in their right mind would actually want to paint a log home,…Continue
Started by SAM FITZ in Repair and Home Projects Help Jun 10.
We are building a log cabin, its 30x25ft built from D milled 6x6” logs. I have felled 3 32ft trees to use as purlins, they must weigh 600-700lb. I have no idea how to lift these into place. How is it normally done? I just got a cost to rent a crane and that came in at a un-affordable $1,100. How am I going to do this?Continue
Started by Jonathan Holden-Remick in Building and Maintenance Issues Jun 1.