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Deer Repellent Article

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…

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window color?

what window color looks best with logs? white is a nice contrast but it is white. I was thinking maybe a alum. clad but staining  the wood…

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Staining Deck

I will soon be staining my porch deck which is made from pressure treated lumber. What is the best way to clean the porch prior to staining…

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Is their a source out there to find Log Home Builders?

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 soo…

Started by Mike & Jeri

2 Jul 30
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Humidity problem in cabin with unventilated stone foundation

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 addre…

Started by Marcus Gardner

0 Jul 28

Mould on interior logs

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 ba…

Started by Amanda Williams

0 Jul 27

Interior log finish

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…

Started by Terry Young

6 Jul 26
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My log house caught fire

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…

Started by Kendrick Lozano

0 Jun 30

How to lift the purlin'?

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 600-7…

Started by Jonathan Holden-Remick

0 Jun 1

Clogged drain problems

A pool of standing water is formed in my bathroom while bathing. I am facing problems with clogged drains in the bathroom and a foul smell…

Started by Chris Carl

1 May 17
Reply by Judy Juan

Sitka spruce for building?

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 S…

Started by Robert rowland

0 Apr 2

Why Not Limewash for an Exterior Log Wall?

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…

Started by Josh Adams

0 Mar 18

would you buy this?

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 see…

Started by Leslie Stouffer

1 Mar 6
Reply by CharisB

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