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Log Home Restoration

Vintage log homes provide instant character and add a sense of history to any property. But they typically need some work when it comes to restoring and rejuvenating the wood, and oftentimes need to be re-assembled and updated to function as a modern home. Read on for helpful tips to restoring a log home’s original beauty and charm.

How to Expand + Renovate a Log Home
How to Expand + Renovate a Log Home
Sometimes, you need a change of plans... floor plans that is. Find out all you need to know about expanding a renovating your log home.
Re-staining the Logs: What Should You Use?
Re-staining the Logs: What Should You Use?
If your logs are beginning to look faded and worn, it's time for you to re-stain your home. Check out these tips to finding the...
The Log Home Built After a Forest Fire
The Log Home Built After a Forest Fire
In the aftermath of a devastating fire, one couple rebuilds their log home and their life.
3 Approaches to Safeguard Your Log Home
3 Approaches to Safeguard Your Log Home
What log maintenance projects can you tackle yourself and when should you call a pro? Log home stain manufacturers and restorat...
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How a Log Manufacturer Restored Fort King in Florida
A historic Florida fort gets a little re-fortification of its own, thanks to a New York log manufacturer.
Why You Need to Seal Your Log Ends
Why You Need to Seal Your Log Ends
Logs soak up moisture and can cause rot. Learn about the sealing process and more.
Degraded Wood? Here's How to Fix It
Degraded Wood? Here's How to Fix It
If your log home exterior has degraded wood, we have a few methods to getting the wood to look like new again.
The Tip You Need to Know for Telling When It's Time to Re-Stain
The Tip You Need to Know for Telling When It's Time to Re-Stain
This easy water bottle trick will tell you when it's time to re-stain your entire log home.
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The Keys to a Log Home Renovation
Finding that “diamond in the rough” property is all the rage these days. But what does it take to go through a log home renovat...
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Your Guide to Replacing Windows in a Log Home
3 common questions (and answers) about log home window replacement.
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Maintaining and Fixing Wood Floors
Need help fixing wood floors in your log home? With a little know-how, you can silence faulty floorboards, repair minor damage ...
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What to Expect in a Log Home Restoration
A log home restoration can be a lot of work, but fear not! From water damage to carpenter bees, here’s how to take care of — an...
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Log Home Renovation Tips From the Pros
Considering a log home renovation? You may want to call in the pros.
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What to Look for in a Log Home Contractor: 11 Key Points to Project Success
Considering a little log home maintenance? Maybe a larger-scale restoration or renovation is in your future.
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How to Protect Your Log Home's Wood
Wood is strong and durable, but it isn’t invincible. Because wood is a natural material, it is subject to natural forces. Here'...
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How to Protect Your Log Walls
Your goal is to protect your log walls from moisture infiltration, air infiltration and heat loss. Here are the key things to l...
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Don't Fear Wood Shrinkage in Log Homes
Learn more about wood shrinkage and how to handle the resulting settlement instead of trying to avoid it altogether.
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Restoring a Log Home to its Former Glory in Ohio
An Ohio couple restores a neglected and abandoned log home in the hills of southern Ohio, ending up with the house of their dre...
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Log Home Fix-Its: DIY or Hire A Pro?
All homes suffer damage of one kind or another--but when it happens, do you DIY or hire a pro? Some repairs you can do yourself...
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Old Log Home Restoration Tips
11 quick and simple questions if you're considering a log home restoration.