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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 […]

Log Home Maintenance – Log Steps

In my previous post, Log Home DIY Maintenance, I told you about our log steps that needed to be replaced. I filmed the removal and installation of our new log steps. Click on any photo to view the video of the installation process.

Much care was taken in removing the old staircase […]

Log Home Interview – Strongwood

Every few months we feature an interview with a different log home company. This month we spoke with Rich Marcom of Strongwood Log Homes, located in Gainesville, GA.

Why do people choose Strongwood Log Homes?

Because we are a part of a limited number of quality Log Home Dealers who fully Kiln-Dry their Logs before […]

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 […]

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. […]

Cleaning / Re-staining Logs

Can you say HOT?

Okay, I took a side trip with my last post so it is time to get back to the main topic of this blog. You’ll notice that I haven’t posted anything in a week (sorry). When you see what has been occupying my time I think you will forgive me.

I […]