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Log Home DIY Maintenance

Wood rot… the ever-present foe of the log home owner. It can be a hidden pocket that forms in a log, an area where water runoff isn’t properly diverted, or it can be right in front of your nose.

This first image is a close-up of one of the stair treads leading up to our […]

How do you get your log home fix?

The Internet is such a wonderful invention… think about it for just a moment. The collective knowledge of the human race is freely accessible from your computer – even your smart phone. Wow!

That’s a powerful concept, but it creates an intimidating dilemma. How do you sift through trillions and mega-trillions of bits of information […]

Log Homes & High-Tech Communications

When you think about the log home industry in general, or if you are contemplating buying or building a log or timber frame home, the notion of hi-tech is probably not foremost in your mind. A log home is more commonly associated with a laid back approach to modern living; an escape or a refuge […]

What do you know about log & timber screws?

Readers of this blog know that I’m a DIY type of guy. I LOVE tools and working with them and I’m always intrigued to learn something new about a specialty tool, fasteners or anything that is part of a building process.

Anyway, I bumped into Will Leverett the other day, he’s the owner of […]

Thermal Imaging for Log Homes

Today, with the help of “Thermal Imaging”, we can actually see the holes and security breaches in log home walls, corners and chinking seams. […]

Log Home Stains – Follow-up

At the end of the post, I extended an open invitation to stain manufacturers to help us understand this issue. Today we received an answer from Charis at Sashco, Inc. Sashco is a popular manufacturer of Log Home maintenance and restoration products and sealants. […]

Our Log Home Deck Refinished

If you have ever received a bid from a company to perform such a job, you probably choked at the price, but I can assure you that mid-way through the project I was ready to call for help. Those companies that specialize in log home renovation or maintenance earn their money. […]

Pressure Washing Logs & Deck (update)

This picture shows how ugly wood can be if left unattended. In my case, this wood is receiving a great deal of TLC & attention as it has just been pressurewashed and is now drying in the sun. […]

Log Home Maintenance – Restaining

I joke with my wife that we live the life of squirrels – it seems that almost everything we do is in preparation for the upcoming winter. No, we’re not stockpiling nuts, but chores such as replenishing the firewood supply, driveway repair, log maintenance, caulking, etc. are fair weather projects. As our forward-thinking squirrel friends have shown us, now is the time for action. […]

Log Finishes (and 100 posts)

Editor’s side note: WOW, today marks the 100th. post to this blog. That’s a real milestone and I would like to thank those of you who have been watching me stumble through this process. Hope you’ll subscribe to this feed and stick around for the next 100 postings. Thanks!

If you are a regular reader […]