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Log home, lodge and cabin restoration news
Welcome to Western Log Home and Cabin Restoration's site. I hope to have you return often as we add vital information for your log home's restoration and continued maintenance. . Visit our supplier link to Perma-chink™ products.

Mountain Living Magazine

Log cabin homes training dates

Recently completed log home restoration job using Permachink LIFELINE ULTRA-2 natural stain. Before and after restoration shots.

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restored with water based stain log cabin

As America's largest manufacturer of wood finishes, preservatives, chinking and sealants for Log Homes, Perma-Chink Systems (PCS) is recognized worldwide as the trusted industry resource for premium products and expert wood care advice.

For more information please visit www.PCSproducts.com


Restorer in front of a recent West Coast Log home Restoration project.

Kathy Murdoch log and timber show

Stop by for “hands-on” demonstrations and learn how
to clean, protect, seal, and beautify your
most valuable investment – your log home!

Perma-Chink employees will be available to answer your maintenance questions.

Contact Permachink for trade show dates. www.Permachink.com

log wash Remember to log Wash your cabin twice a year!

Fly fishing lodges and cabins.

Is your woodstove safe? Log HomebLog

Click here to visit The Bellevue Business List!

Example of full scribe log end replacement

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Log end replacement

Visit A Fine Logbuilding Co. for more info about full scribe cabins

Did you know that 90 percent of cabins are used as the primary residence?


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Recent completed job using Permachink Ultra II Autumn gold


Visit Log Home and Timber Shows An experience you won't want to miss.

Visit The Log & Timber Home Show Celebrating 15 years. West coast show in Sacramento, CA February 11-13, 2011

Visit Cabin Life the joy of cabin, cottage and lake home living.

About Cabin Life Magazine

Whether it's cabin, cottage, lakehome or lodge, Cabin Life magazine captures the essence of the vacation home lifestyle.

A breath of fresh air, award-winning Cabin Life gives readers great ideas, information and inspiration for their vacation homes. Cabin Life is designed for the reader - anyone who loves their getaway or the idea of having one.

Now entering its sixth year of publication, Cabin Life has enjoyed rapid growth and strong reader loyalty across the US. Cabin Life recently expanded to 8 issues/year due to reader demand. Cabin Life is unique because it is both a shelter and a lifestyle publication - and also because it appeals to both men & women.

Cabin Life has earned many awards, including 2 of the coveted Gold Eddie Awards for Editorial Excellence. Other awards include an Ozzie for Design Excellence, 2 Gold Ink Awards, 14 Gold MMPA Awards, and more.

Cabin Life is owned by Fladmark Publishing, an independent publishing company that takes pride in publishing high quality magazines with particular emphasis on editorial excellence. Cabin Life staffers are veterans of the publishing industry who really love their cabins and cabin lifestyles.

We very much value our readers' thoughts, ideas and suggestions - please send us yours.

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Alaska Fishing Lodge - True Alaskan wilderness experience in the comfort of a Bristol Bay fishing lodge. Whether you fish or hunt we provide you with a variety of opportunities and campsites on the fabled Nushagak River.

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For more information go to www.Fishinglodges.net

Canadian Log Home Restorationjozbun@gmail.com

For Log home supplies in Eastern Canada visit Canadian log home supply

Link of the week

Sources of Homeowner Insurance for Owners of Log Homes & Log Cabins

Wine Cellars Custom wine cellars and racks from Grotto Cellars. 

Article on Carpenter ants by Vince Palmere

Applying log end seal

Lignin (sometimes "lignen") is a chemical compound that is most commonly derived from wood and is an integral part of the cell walls of plants, especially in tracheids, xylem fibres and sclereids. It is one of most abundant organic compounds on earth after cellulose and chitin. Lignin makes up about one-quarter to one-third of the dry mass of wood.

Picture of sections of paint removed from a log home. Remember never paint your log home. Paint will trap moisture behind the log and lead to log rot. Be sure and do a lead paint test (available at Home Depot) before removing paint.

painted log cabin with  partially removed

Log corner styles

Square notch & Swedish Cope Saddle Notch

Square notch log zipper Sewdish Cope Saddle Notch

Butt and Pass & Dovetail

Butt and Pass log zipper Dovetail log cabin zipper


New under our resources links are links for home builders, real estate agents and log homes that are for sale. Call to have your information added for free.

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Send us pictures of your log home for our picture gallery.
Send pictures to jozbun@gmail.com . We will add them to our log homes gallery. We are planning a picture gallery of log homes of Europe.

Log home events:
Free Perma-Chink Seminar & Workshop in Redmond, Washington. Call for next class (Sales Office) Call 800-548-1231.

Click here to be taken to pictures of the Tacoma show.

Visit www.logexpo.com

Contact us for your Log Wash™ bi-annual application and inspection. (877) 542-3824

Bugs that eat logs: Powder Post Beetles, Old house borers, Carpenter ants

Urban Pest Control
Research center

Tips for making your Log Home, lodge or cabin stain last

According to the "Log Home Living Institutes's" most recent construction report, there were 26,647 log homes built in the United States in 2003, part of more than 500,000 such homes existing in the United States.

Remember to stay on a regular maintenance program, it's cost-effective to log wash (Permachink product) your home twice a year in the long run.

Call us today for all your exterior wood restoration needs. Call 877-542-3824. We are the Northwest premier wood restoration specialist.

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