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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?

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Hi there. Welcome to the forum!

This is somewhat typical for older log homes that may not have been given the routine maintenance they need. It would be wise for you to have a specialty log home contractor take a look at it as part of your inspection. He'll be able to tell you what kind of work may need to be done and give you a ballpark cost on it. From there, you'd negotiate on the price of th ehome. Just based on this picture, I imagine there are at least a few areas of rot and you may need to have some log replacement or half log replacement done, besides needing to restain.

Shoot me an email at I'd be happy to point you to some contractors in the area of that home who can take a look at it and give you their opinion.

Hope that helps!

--- Charis w/ Sashco - -


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