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Saturday, March 19, 2005

Log home discussion forums

Here I have chosen few log home discussion forums that should be your first stop if you are looking for personal opinions and advice from people who actually have first hand experience of log homes. Most of these forums require registering if you want to post, but reading is bit more relaxed. On the top are those log home forums that I consider to be better in the quality and quantity of the posts.


LOG HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
Log Home Builders Association could just be the most controversial log home forum that there is. As their guiding star, this association has very affordable and preferably self built log homes and they want to promote their agenda of simple and affordable log homes. This log home forum has large user base, plenty of topics and sometimes even heated discussion.


LOG HOME OWNERS
Log Home Owners group is the biggest discussion forum that is dedicated for log homes in Yahoo! Groups. Many of the group members have posted pictures of their log homes for everybody to see. This forum has several educating stories about different surprising situations that have come up before, during and after the log home building and purchasing process. This forum also has a website to support it so members are active and their numbers many.


LOG HOME REPORTS FORUM
Although Log Home Reports website has been around for quite some time, they just recently started a discussion forum, where readers can exchange ideas directly. I must admit that this forum is still rather quiet place, but given the usefulness of the main website, I am betting their forum will be popular and focus especially on experience sharing. Log Home Reports website has focused on collecting, rating and comparing experiences that people have on different log home companies.


LOG HOMES NET ZINE
This log home forum is very old school. The simple attitude is just oozing from the screen. The link that I provide, will take you to their main site where you can quickly locate the forum title. The forum itself is quite hard to follow, because the new posts are just stacked on the top, while old posts fall further down. This is not especially active log home forum, but it has been around for quite some time now. Keep the tradition alive.


LOGCAM FORUM
This website has been around for some time now, so as their discussion forum, they have renewed the forum, so the graphical look and functionality are somewhat better now. You can find them ranking quite high in the search engines so owner’s web creation skills must also include search engine optimization. Forum itself is quite silent place and there are not many registered members. Discussion, however, has quality and forum spam is almost non-existent.

17 Comments:

  • At December 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You forgot the oldest and largest Log Home Forum on the Web: Log Homes on the Internet (http://www.lhoti.com/board)

     
  • At March 16, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Say you own a log home or cabin but the color is very daunting, over the years you’ve always been told the only way to change the color of the existing color is to remove the current finish with a chemical striper, or other means of time consuming and labor intensive processes. Nothing could further from the truth now designers and refinishers can apply a new simplified color scheme / finish throughout the interior of any log home siding, or surface.

    First off decide on a color of stain you ultimately desire, by picking out a graining base color and a gel stain topcoat color. After you decide your color prep the log home surfaces by sanding lightly and washing to remove oils and or grease. After all areas have been prepared apply a consistent coat of the graining base apply the product as if you where painting the siding. After the graining base is complete the next step is to apply the gel stain by using an ox hair paint brush and by dry brushing the stain onto the surface graining tool may be required to achieve wood grain. After you achieve the look you desire seal the surface with a sanding sealer and apply 2 or 3 coats of varnish.


    For product information or support on how to change the color of your log home siding color, or how to lighten the interior of your darkly stained log home call toll free 866-874-2114 or email welovepainting@gmail.com or online at http://www.ohio-log-home-restoration.com
    also look to http://www.oldmasters.com for wood refinishing products, resources, and a great how to manual.
    Jaworski's Coatings Inc. has been in operation for over three decades and has provided the above support and services to hundreds of clients. It is a family owned and operated business that works on projects from newly or already constructed homes. Specializing in log home refinishing and restoration, and professional interior exterior painting and decorating services.

     
  • At September 15, 2008, Anonymous Log Homes said…

    Log homes have low maintenance costs and are one of the oldest building materials known to man. Log homes have been built in Scandinavia and Northern Europe for more than a thousand years.

     
  • At November 16, 2008, Anonymous Log Home Decorating said…

    Great group of resources Thank You!

     
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  • At November 18, 2009, Anonymous Rudolpho said…

    I am living in Italy and am looking to import a log home from Canada. Has anyone here imported a Canadian log home to Europe? I found some good information on www.canadianloghomes.ca but it would be nice to hear from a buyer who has actually imported a log home from Canada.

     
  • At February 24, 2010, Blogger Géza said…

    Hi Rudolpho!
    Please look our web-site: www.ronkhazak.hu We bulid handcrafted loghomes only. Shipping cost from St. Petersburg will be chiper than from Canada.

     
  • At June 02, 2010, Anonymous loghomedirectory said…

    Great list. Thanks for sharing.

     
  • At September 21, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    KD Log Homes offers tongue and groove log home siding forest products, certain types of log home siding like engalemen spruce and ponderosa pine, Idaho Log Homes.

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  • At October 30, 2010, Anonymous Susan Graham said…

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  • At October 30, 2010, Anonymous Susan Graham said…

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  • At December 27, 2010, Anonymous rustic dining tables said…

    Oh my goodness, I just love those floral bags with the wood handles. Those doors are super too! Very cool! Great blog!

    Susan Graham

     
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  • At August 24, 2012, Blogger Tina Dole said…

    I've been looking into log homes. My husband and I want to build one. Who would be the best contractor to go through?

     

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