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Old 12-06-2016, 08:50 AM
TriPolar TriPolar is offline
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Location: rhode island
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Originally Posted by Crafter_Man View Post
To elaborate a bit, we have lived in a log home since 2000. (Pic.) It's been an f-ing nightmare. I spend my summers fixing wood rot, chinking, staining, etc. while perched on a ladder. Just... don't do it.
The results aren't just a matter of the type of construction.

I've been in my log cabin since 97. It's at least 70 years old now. It's made of white cedar and even the worst abuse in the past didn't result in much rot, there's no chinking, and spraying a coat of oil takes about 2 hours every couple of years. There are stick built homes that are nightmares and there are stick built homes that require minimal maintenance.