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I have started dismantling several waves of 'renov

I have started dismantling several waves of 'renovations' on my deceased grandparents old home. It was originally put up as a log cabin in the mid 1800's and covered with wood siding and brick on the exterior, plaster and paneling on the interior. When removing the plaster upstairs I saw the beautiful old hand hewn logs and hoped to leave some exposed in the finished reno. Downstairs however when I started to remove plaster many of the logs, especially behind the brickwork that surrounds the house up to 4 feet, were rotted and soft to the touch, I assume a mix of moisture and termites. Is there anything I can do or have I just discovered that this house, though standing, is just too unsafe to fix and use?

HelloWe just had two coats if sik45002 applied t

Hello We just had two coats if sik45002 applied to our power washed clean and dried home. The product on the southwest side of the house has gotten and alligator look to it. It was partly sunny and cloudy the day it was done. The wait time between coats was almost 48 hours. Any suggestions for correcting the problem? The product is still kinda tacky it has not even been 24 hours since it was applied. It was sprayed on and back brushed.

We purchased a log cabin, and where the previous o

We purchased a log cabin, and where the previous owner had pictures, you can see the outline of those pictures because the wood hadn’t been exposed to sunlight. Is there anything we can put over those spots so they aren’t as noticeable?

I am trying to clean up my granny and Papa's house

I am trying to clean up my granny and Papa's house they are on I've been a change now and can't do it their selves and my main issue right now is trying to get these feelings clean they haven't been cleaned in about 10 years and it's just me doing it and we don't have any kind of you know we can't hire people to come in here so it's a big job I just need any kind of tips or helper that you can give me

How does not removing all of the spacers for shrin

How does not removing all of the spacers for shrinkage effect your log?. We have large vertical splits in the logs we did not take the spacers out of.

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