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What in the world does a person do about adding baseboards in a log home?  My logs are a variety of shapes & sizes, and this is my first time owning a log home.  What would you suggest, and better yet, anyone have photos???!!!  I'll include a photo of the bathroom we're currently working on, just as an example.


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Personally, I don't think baseboards are necessary on log walls.  We just slid our flooring under the bottom log, which sits on a 1x8.  The only place we have baseboard is on the interior walls which are framed and drywalled.

I agree that baseboards are not necessary in many situations, unless you are trying to cover uneven, gapped joints, want to use them to hide wiring, are installing wall-to-wall carpets, etc. Especially if you are installing a new floor you can tuck the floor under the floor log as far as it goes and seal it. Search this forum for baseboards and you will see a few examples of what people have done. You can also do an image search on your favorite search engine -- something like:


  baseboard "log cabin" OR "log house"


will start to turn up hits for you to give you ideas.

If you really want trim, you can always run a small top cap piece that would make that funky transition. Its kinda bulky at the bottom but makes a good elec. Chase too. You would fasten your baseboard to this, with topcap overhanging baseboard.


I'm glad I remembered that I'm a member of this forum.  I wasn't even sure I could still log (ahahha) in.  My husband and I were just about to spend a bunch of money to replace the hideous baseboards that we had installed because the building code says we needed baseboards.

Our flooring also goes under the bottom log - in most places.  There are some where we have gaps due to the fact that the builder assumed we were using baseboards and used pieces of flooring that didn't quite stretch all the way. 

I told my husband that we could probably use backer rod and Conceal around the edges since Conceal expands and contracts with these Michigan seasons.  Sure would make more sense than tearing off all the baseboards, buying all new boards, spending all summer painting them then installing them.  Backer rod and conceal is so quick and easy to use and I have lots of backer rod and Conceal already.


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