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I just bought a log home that has already been pai

I just bought a log home that has already been painted. How should I continue maintaining the exterior?

Is it possible to fix a log home that has extreme

Is it possible to fix a log home that has extreme termite damage in spots.?

Hello,I have a log cabin here in Maine, built

Hello, I have a log cabin here in Maine, built about 1920. The cabin is made with whole logs which stand up vertically. It is caulked with oakum but some is missing. The logs are various diameters and fit pretty tightly however some gaps are bigger than others. What do you suggest I caulk it with? Thank you, Susan

Hi. I am redoing the bathroom in a log home that m

Hi. I am redoing the bathroom in a log home that my company owns. The bathroom currently has a claw foot tub which we are removing and putting a walk in shower. It's not a very big bathroom and when your are looking at the tub, the left wall is tongue and grove and the back and right wall is the log walls. I was told that I could frame in the base of the shower, tile where the tongue and groove is and leave the logs exposed within the shower and have a glass door in the front. (showcasing the logs) The person said that they would coat the logs with something to help resist the water. I might add that this cabin is usually used on weekends only and then maybe 5 full weeks during the year. Is this a possibility to do? Thanks in advance for your help!! Christine

My home has some cedar log siding that is 50 years

My home has some cedar log siding that is 50 years old and in good shape. It has never been sealed or stained and is aged grey as cedar does. Can I restore a new appearance and seal or stain it? What product type would work, or is cob blasting my only choice? Thanks.

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