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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
I own a 16 year old log home (pine) with full logs ranging in size from 14-18” in diameter. The home has a “hot” roof. The banging, popping, and rumbling from the ceiling is becoming very loud, particularly in the evening. There is no sign of any structural failure (yet). The house is located in northwest lower Michigan. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks.
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"
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?