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Home maintenance will keep your cabin in top shape throughout the different seasons. Learn how to keep your septic running, restore an old cabin, and stain your log home to have it looking like new.

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Product of the Week: Big Stretch from Sashco
Importance of Using Products Specifically for Log Homes
When choosing which products to use for finishing and maintenance, start with specialty log home products. Skip the hardware or big box store products. They just can’t handle logs.
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Maintaining Your Dream Home
No matter the season, log home maintenance will go a long way and keep your home looking like new for a lifetime.
How to Store Your Tools for Winter
How to Store Your Tools for Winter
Protect your tools this winter with a few simple, easy-to-do care techniques.
Why Do Leaves Change During Fall?
Why Do Leaves Change During Fall?
Why do we see such beautiful foliage in the fall? We reveal the biology behind why the leaves change color every year.
This DIY Helps You Clean Your Fridge Coils
This DIY Helps You Clean Your Fridge Coils
Do you know that many manufacturers recommend cleaning the coils on your refrigerator at least twice a year?
Your Seasonal Garden Checklist
Your Seasonal Garden Checklist
We’ve pulled together all the information you need to keep this garden looking good, season after season
Find the Best Air Conditioner for Your Cabin this Summer
The Best Air Conditioner for Your Cabin this Summer
We’ve put together an air conditioner guide to help you best equip your home's rising temperatures this summer.
3 Tips to Make Big Containers Easier
3 Tips to Make Big Containers Easier
Containers should be fun, not work. Here are three handy tips that’ll make it easier to enjoy your containers without breaking ...
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The Difference Between Water-based and Oil-based Stain
Here’s a quick checklist when deciding which stain to use.
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Designing For a Low Maintenance Home
Design tips that you want to keep in mind for a low maintenance home.
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Pros and Cons of Using a Clear Coat On My Exterior Logs
Learn the pros and cons of using only a clear coat to achieve a natural look over time.
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How to Prevent Cracks From Growing
4 key things to do to slow down the rate of evaporation and rate of cracking.
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Avoiding UV Exposure and Natural Oxidization
Learn about the 4 options for getting rid of the picture frame effect after being affect by UV exposure and natural oxidization.
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The Difference Between Logs and 2x4s
Three of the (very technical) reasons why logs are special.
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Caulking 10
A crash course that help your get your caulking done right.
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Tips and Tricks For Power Washing
Power washing tips to ensure you get the best results for your staining job.
How to Fix Torn Down Chinking and Caulking
How to Fix Torn Down Chinking and Caulking
Learn about the 4 major causes for why your chinking and caulking is tearing down the middle and how you can fix it.
5 Reasons You Need a Compost Toilet
5 Reasons You Need a Compost Toilet
Compost toilets offer a solution to those who wish to maintain a small carbon footprint. Learn about the benefits to choosing t...
VIDEO: Moving into a Rental Cabin
VIDEO: Moving into a Rental Cabin
Kory Harrison from Backwood Wayz shares his new cabin rental and the process it takes to clean it up before moving in with his ...
Building with Concrete Logs
Building with Concrete Logs
Concrete logs are a stylish and fire-resistant alternative to traditional wood logs.