March 27, 2019

I get the question all the time, "which log home stain is the best?". Well I dont really think its quite that easy. It depends on what you are trying to achieve aesthetically and where you live geographically. Some of the oil stains that people swear by up north, will...

March 17, 2019

I see painted log homes all over Texas. Usually a painted house is a sign that someone was overwhelmed by log home maintenance. It is commonly used as a short cut to properly staining or fixing log rot. It seems to cover the rot and problem areas for the time being. Pa...

December 16, 2018

Removing log home ceiling mold can be a booger bear. There are two kinds of log cabin mold that I run across in the field. The first type we will call  a surface mold. Surface mold grows on the dirt and pollen that collects on the outside of the log home finish. A top...

August 17, 2018

This is a method that we use to offer a second barrier to moisture leakage into log check marks.

April 9, 2018

 This past year, we were part of a great project restoring an old Texas Relic . The  log cabin we restored was estimated to be built around 1820. The logs were oak logs and the builder was of German decent. The whole San Felipe De Austin story can be looked up on a cou...

April 8, 2017

Log Home wood species choice, is something most potential log home owners wrestle with. As a builder, I prefer Cedar or Cypress, over pines, fir, spruces or oaks. Although Cedar and cypress are more durable they sometimes can't be used due to size, budget or engineerin...

March 16, 2017

What type of foundation does my log home need? I get a lot of calls from customers inquiring about cost and type of foundation needed for their log shell. The foundation on a log house can be a huge portion of the cost. The soil conditions and architectural requirement...

March 10, 2017

I get asked a lot "How do you blend the replacement logs on a log wall so well with the old logs?"  Well there is a little method I like to call the bone yard method. We will get to that. I think the first step in making a successful blend is to inform the customer or...

March 10, 2017

Don't let short log home roof overhangs be a maintenance nightmare for you.

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