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We have a 10 year old log home. From one of the pe

We have a 10 year old log home. From one of the peak logs at the highest point of our ceiling, small white 3-4mm long flakes are falling. They do not look like larvae (have not hatched). At the seam where the log and the wood ceiling meet, I can see a collection of this white matter. We knocked it down but the debris continues to fall. I cannot see any holes but the log is up 20 feet above me. Ideas? Located just outside of Ottawa, Ontario.

I have a wood sided home that was finished with a

I have a wood sided home that was finished with a log stain. It’s been several years since it has been stained. I bought the same stain same color the other day and was planning on restraining the whole house. The house siding is in great shape clean with a few nails coming loose and in one small area 10’x10’, it looks like a dozen pea size chips are bare. My question is can I just start staining or is there a process to prepare it?

Recently purchased a 15 yr old, D-log construction

Recently purchased a 15 yr old, D-log construction, mountain home in WA. All interior walls and ceilings are shiplap pine, all fur beams are exposed. The wood is georgous but almost overwhelming and my wife and I are conidering buffering the "all wood" interior with some sheet rock on a portion of the interior D-log walls. If we procede, would furing stripes be required on this age of home or would all significant settling be done? I'm hesitant to add the additional thickness that the furing strips would add to the wall sections we are considering. http://www.askthelogdoctor.com/we-moved.html"

Can I use a min wax stain for accent wall in inter

Can I use a min wax stain for accent wall in interior of my log home

We recently inherited a 100 yr old log cabin in Mi

We recently inherited a 100 yr old log cabin in Michigan. The floor is separating from the bottom of the walls in a few places. My husband was able to use boards and chinking to close it up. Over the winter, the ground froze and it opened back up again. It appears that the footing for the walls are solid, but the footings for the floor are not deep enough which is causing it to move when the ground freezes. What do you suggest? Digging the floor footings to make them deeper?

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