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Log Home Stains - Which is Best?

When we bought our home from the former owner who had built the house, it was in need of re-staining. I asked the owner what he used and followed his lead. He was using a popular brand name product available from Home Depot. I elected to use the same stain for two reasons. One, the former owner had used it and I was anxious about mixing products to avoid any adhesion or coloration issues. Secondly, I was swayed by the manufacturer’s “X-year” guarantee. […]

Log Home Fall Project List

I mentioned the word ‘Fall’ to my bride yesterday and you’d have thought I brought up the name of an old girlfriend. She did NOT want to acknowledge that summer was slipping away or that fall was anywhere near approaching.

Well duh, “we just watched the Pittsburgh Steelers play football a few days ago… what […]

10 Common Misconceptions About Log Homes

Frequent contributors to this blog are Clyde Cremer and son Jeff, owners of American Log Homes, Inc. in Pueblo West, Colorado. The article below is from Clyde and I think you will agree it dispels many mistaken impressions about log homes. Enjoy!

1) Log homes are not energy efficient

Most of these rumors have […]

Interview with Montana Log Homes

From time to time, we interview log home companies and offer a forum to talk about their company, the log home industry and what makes their company unique. Today, I am pleased to share my interview with Brad Neu, President of…

Tell us about Montana Log Homes.

My partner, Jim Bachofner, actually […]

Log Prep – a very interesting study!

A reader of this blog, Terry K. Tadysak, built a full 9 inch Swedish Cope style log home in Northern Wisconsin about 3 years ago. In preparation for this project he did considerable research on what best to use for interior and exterior wood stains. Terry contacted me and was willing to share his findings […]

If you live in an old log home, heed this…

Wood preservatives… as technology advanced and awareness of potentially deadly side effects became known, harmful chemicals were abandoned in favor of more healthy and eco-friendly solutions. […]

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. […]