Circleville, Ohio Log Home Repair Project
American Log Restoration and M&M Log Home Care restored this 1920's log home in the fall of 2009. The building sat vacant long enough for it to be completely consumed by overgrown bushes and vines. After the cabin was cleared out, the owner simply fell in love with the unique characteristic of the historic cabin.
There was much debate with neighbors and family about whether it was worth the effort to restore or more cost effective to build a new structure to match the original. The owner had already created a vision. Complete restoration was the only option!
The log replacement began in mid August and took several months to complete. Local contractors added a conventional addition on the back of the cabin. Shortly after, matching half log siding, installed by American Log Restoration, was added to replicate the original building. Additionally, the interior of the addition had log accents installed for an added touch.
The entire log cabin, inside and out, was stripped using a corn cob blaster, treated with a borate treatment and then stained to the color of the owner's choice. Upon completion of the staining, the log home was chinked inside and out.
Take a look at the before and after photos below to see the project unfold!