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Though we try to make using the features of our Neighborhood as intuitive as possible, we understand that sometimes things are just tricky to figure out.

Well, we're trying to fix that.

A few weeks ago, Rita and Joe Hickey asked us to create a "How-To" type of guide for the Log Home Neighborhood. And it was an awesome idea. The problem is, we're not exactly sure what questions were out there that needed to be answered.

So we created this forum category, aptly titled: So, How Do I?

The idea is simple: You have a question on how to do something in the Neighborhood, and we (or a brilliant community member!) will answer.

This way we can have an interactive "How-To" guide for the real problems that are out there.

(And if you think this idea stinks, we also have a part of the Log Home Forums dedicated to complaints: right here.)

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Comment by Shad on August 31, 2008 at 8:09am
It's funny how this comment thread has turned into the Q&A area:-)

As Andrew was saying, there's a whole forum dedication to questions such as these now. And they'll probably get better exposure (leading to more answers) over in the forums itself. So it'd probably make more sense to post your questions there as well. After all, it's what it's there for, and eventually, this post will be pushed farther down the front page as more people post :)
Comment by Joe on August 28, 2008 at 4:49pm
Suggestions on your stairs which I assume are inside. To make them antislip, if your into wood working, route 2 or 3 round bottom grooves in each tread maybe 1/4 deep. These will be easy to clean once done. Set up a jig to keep them uniform. If you don't want to groove them then apply anti slip strips which I believe come in clear after finishing. For the finish, as you mentioned, you can use several coats of urethane either in high gloss or satin. If you use water base clear it will remain colorless, if you use "oil" based it will eventually "orange" so this is a matter of taste and matching the rest of your interior.

Any particular building problems that you experienced?

Comment by Joe on August 27, 2008 at 11:18pm
For those lucky enough to have already built a log home, what were the top 3 problem areas that they ran into?

Comment by Shelley Martinez on August 27, 2008 at 8:03pm
Yea - I like this!! Now how many questions am I allowed?......just kidding!
Comment by Shad on August 27, 2008 at 1:07pm
Great idea guys! Hopefully you'll get a lot of positive feedback from people :)

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