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Log Home Restoration

Apr 20 2014 12:07 AM | admin in Articles

For those of us who are privileged to own or work with buildings made of logs, we should recognize they have special needs and familiarize ourselves with the maintenance they require and prevent problems that may occur. We at West Coast Restoration have a passion in restoration and construction needs that will keep your log home looking, as it should for many years.

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Borates and Log Homes

Apr 19 2014 11:43 PM | admin in Articles

Let’s talk for a bit about borate treatments for your log home. If you’ve never heard of them, you are probably asking, why would I want it? Well, do you hate the thought of termites of all kinds eating at your house? How about Carpenter ants, Old House Borer beetles, powder beetles, and post beetles? Finally, how about Brown Rot, White Rot, mold, mildew and other wood decaying fungi? I didn’t think so. You know, borates can and do kill all the above insects and organisms. Sound a little more interesting now? Let’s get started.

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Laundry Room Design: start early, I did

Apr 19 2014 11:40 PM | admin in Articles

55 years ago, when I was four, my mother had an old Westinghouse wringer washer. I would snuggle up, with my back against that warm living machine down in the basement. It would go slosh wash, slosh wash, slosh wash all afternoon long...just like some giant mechanical heartbeat. Warm and cozy under a blue car blanket...sitting on an orange crate (they had wooden crates then) I spent my winter afternoons snoozing away. Ah, those were the days.

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Log Restoration Sheds Light on Construction

Apr 19 2014 11:23 PM | admin in Articles

We all know that log homes require some annual maintenance, and sometimes the maintenance is more involved, depending upon the climate. For instance, in Western Washington we have considerably more rainfall than many other states. This demands more attention to the maintenance of a log home—climate can quickly damage unprotected logs. I restored a log home in Hawaii where the climate is hot and humid and the logs on this particular log home were so covered with black mold that, in some areas, it had the appearance of having caught fire.

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Visualize This!

Apr 16 2014 11:16 PM | admin in Articles

For my first article that will grace this re-incarnated front page of Log Homes on the Internet, I want to examine the role of design and speak of its future. Undoubtedly, we shall return to this topic many more times in the years to come. Since this is the culmination of my life’s work and passion, I’d like to show you why it is so cool and what talent and technology have in store for us all. Please bear with my erratic thinking here. My mind is something of a billiard ball.

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Romanian Church Poiana, Brasov St. John the Baptist

Questions and Answers 08 Apr 2015
April posted a picture in 2003 showing the construction of a log church in Romania. She snapped them while in a journey to adopt her children. Ever since I saw it I have been interested in visiting this church! Fifteen years later it appears I will have a chance to visit it sometime in the not s...
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Tenon Cutters

Log Homes Buy/Sell/Rent 26 Mar 2015
Posting this for my brother.....   He's loooking for either a 1.5" or 2.0" used tenon cutter to repair some log deck railings damaged by ice/snow runoff from a roof.
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"Beam me up....you old Log Dog!"

Questions and Answers 13 Jan 2015
On the Way to Retirement Dept:   Last spring my darling baby sister, who is part of a "beautification" program for fair city of La Pine, Oregon asked me to design a concrete block restroom(s) for their Frontier Heritage Park.  No problem...I was glad to do it.  Then after all the b...
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No Log Homes Here 15 Dec 2014
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So...what do you think?

Questions and Answers 23 Nov 2014
I have a friend who wanted a bonus room added over his garage.  Now, it just so happens he has a lovely Japanese wife and spent a number of years in Tibet.  so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to do a simple sketch......
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