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I have an 1835 log home. The inside had been plast

I have an 1835 log home. The inside had been plastered when a stone addition was done in 1945. I want to expose the logs inside. I have looked by cutting plaster and they are in great shape. However I feel air coming in so is there a way to insulate the olgs once exposed? Maybe a silicon covering ? Thank you.

Our log cabin has square hewn logs (not D-style th

Our log cabin has square hewn logs (not D-style though). There is chinking on the exterior walls but the interiors do not currently have chinking. We'd like to add chinking. Are backer strips needed? If so, where do we place them since there is no place to stick them into (compared to what I see used on round logs)? I fear that if we apply it on top of the tiny seam between the logs, it will protrude and we'll have uneven chinking. Thank you!

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

I have a 60s log home, appears it was coated with

I have a 60s log home, appears it was coated with cresote, looks dark and ugly, want to bring back a natural wood color. Was thinking of blasting, removing old mortar chinking, sanding, new synthetic chinking, and coating. What methods and materials do you recommend?

I have a “D” log home with dovetail corners which

I have a “D” log home with dovetail corners which has developed leaky corners due to log shrinkage. What would be the best way to seal these to stop the air flow?

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