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Log Home Maintenance

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    Editor’s Picks: Home-Improvement Tools

    4 home-improvement tools to consider adding to your tool box for maintenance projects

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    Landscaping for Wildfire Protection

    Knowledge and planning are the keys to saving your log home.

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    Log Chinking Application

    Log chinking offers protection and good looks.

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    Log Home Deck Care

    Rain and snow take their toll on horizontal wood surfaces.

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    Fall Lawn Maintenance

    Land-care professionals offer advice to assess the condition of your lawn and keep it healthy this fall.

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    5 Tips That Will Save Your Chimney from Water Damage

    It may seem counterintuitive, but whether you’re dealing with spring rains or winter freezes, water can wreak significantly more havoc on your chimney than fire. Prolonged contact with water can deteriorate brick, mortar and tile and corrode steel and cast iron. Expansion from the freeze/thaw effect can cause even more water damage. The result can […]

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    Deck Maintenance and Staining

    Proper deck maintenance is key to prolonging the life of your exterior living area. As much as you love your cabin’s interior, its outdoor living spaces are sure to become some of your favorite aspects of your home. Barbecues, bonfires and backyard get-togethers take on a whole new dimension of relaxation when you’re surrounded by […]

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    Rock Solid Maintenance Tips

    Strike stone-care gold with these techniques from expert Lenny Sciarrino.

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    3 Steps to Keep Your Cabin Healthy

    Three simple ways to make sure your cabin stays in tip-top shape.

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    Log Cabin TLC: Log Home Maintenance Tips

    Keep your logs in tip-top shape with these simple tips and tricks.

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #10, Is It Worth the Effort?

    Is It Worth the Effort? Log Home Diary Entry # 10 After the past few entries, one might wonder: Is relocating an authentic log cabin worth the effort? Yes, it is worth every minute, every dime and every bee sting. I may differ some afternoons, after preparing maps and documents for the county appearance commission […]

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #9, On the Road Again: Seeking County Approvals

    On the Road Again: Seeking County Approvals Log Home Diary Entry # 9 My last entry was less about a bump in the road and more about a pothole knocking the tires clear off my truck. Thankfully, we’ve had some relief on the easement issue, so now the situation is closer to driving with three […]

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #8, Easement Issues

    Easement Issues Log Home Diary Entry # 8 Be skeptical when you purchase land, especially if the word “easement” is mentioned. Some property provides direct access for its owners and does not require an easement; other land requires an easement that allows you to go across another property owner’s land to gain access to your […]

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #7, Zoning: Residential to Commercial

    Zoning: Residential to Commercial Log Home Diary Entry # 7 I’m not going to pretend to be an adviser or attorney on this topic — I’m far from it. I’m just a log cabin guy with a passion for old authentic log structures and hearing about things of the past from the old timers. There […]

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #6,Weather Issues: Rain + Snow = Delays

    Weather Issues: Rain Plus Snow Equals Delays Log Home Diary Entry # 6 The ground was saturated. The grass had plenty of water and was in good shape, but that all changed drastically when we brought in the equipment to dig the footers for our cabin. We created nothing but a mud pit. The grounds […]

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #5, Surveying the Area and Positioning the Cabin

    Surveying the Area and Positioning the Cabin Log Home Diary Entry # 5 At Justice Plantation, there were only two decisions to make in determining where to place the 1808 log cabin. The area where the cabin would be placed on the plantation was a given, but positioning the cabin properly might take a little […]

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #4, Obtaining Additional Reclaimed Materials

    Obtaining Additional Reclaimed Materials Log Home Diary Entry # 4 Never in my 19 years of authentic cabin hunting have I found a log cabin that was 100 percent complete—i.e., all the logs were intact and in great condition, the roof had no leaks, all the joists and flooring were without sag or rot—just sitting […]

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #3, Relocating an Authentic Log Cabin

    Relocating an Authentic Log Cabin Log Home Diary Entry # 3 How many disassembling and moving processes must an authentic log go through from the time you find it until it is finally reconstructed? The answer is many times—too many to count. In fact, the more I count the heavier the logs become! The thing […]


    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #2, Bob Timberlake

    Blueprints and Third-Party Inspections Log Home Diary Entry # 2 Obtaining your building permit from the county and/or state can be an eye-opening experience, to say the least. Building inspection offices are for the protection of consumers against people who build or use inferior products. And when it comes to old log cabins, we have […]

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    1808 Log Cabin Project: Log Home Diary Entry #1, Bob Timberlake

    After only 18 months of searching, the 1808 team found the most undeniable setting for their historical cabin restoration.

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