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Our ceiling rafter beamss have been damaged by bor

QUESTION: Our ceiling rafter beams have been damaged by bore bees. What can we fill the holes with to insure the integrity of the logs? Our logs are square made by Hearthstone. Thanks for your help.

HI, we built a log home with a Heritage log home k

QUESTION: HI, we built a log home with a Heritage log home kit 32 years ago. I would like to get the windows replaced. They are wood casings with double pane glass. I'm having trouble finding replacement windows that match a log home. We don't want to use white windows. Do you have a suggestion of a source for windows?

I used Cabot semi transparent stain on my log home

Question: I used Cabot semi transparent stain on my log home which is now 29 years old..over 7 years ago and it still looks good ..I want it a little darker than the new cedar color..if I do what can I use over the stain to get some gloss..it being oil base.?? Thanks...

providing i have the correct nozzle will a commerc

QUESTION:  Providing i have the correct nozzle will a commercial size blaster n compressor work for corn blasting?also are there any corn blasting contractors in the Syracuse n.y. area?

We inherited 25 year old log home. Overall in good

QUESTION: We inherited 25 year old log home. Overall in good shape but exterior exposed logs are dull dirty dark n look like mildew causing discoloring. The logs under covered porches are dirty but glossy n lighter in color n shiny. I was going to PRESSURE wash with TSP n get mold mildew n dirt off n see what it looks like. I have no idea what type STAIN water or oil base is on the logs?? The House is solid n so is chinking. It may be hard to stain to match porch logs. I read there are quality restoration stains that can be put on unknown type stain finishes that are effective. I was thinking about staining the entire house dark red brown to hopefully match closer overall Looking for professional advice or recommendations on best course of action. I would like to get logs to have a shine to them like the porches n be similar n uniform in color. What would be best stain product to give me a semi gloss finish? Also what type of stain would you recommend for deck flooring? Please advise on best economical solution. I have time now to get started. Thanks Paul

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