excerpts from the book
This book was written for those of us who love log products, want to maintain their appearance, and would like to prolong their appeal. With all the different products and techniques available, the objective is to help the applicator (the person doing the work) understand the dynamics of log work and how to maintain its aesthetic appeal.
We start with wood properties and chemistry so you can develop a basic understanding of the dynamics of log products...
You will read about why it is important to maintain...what their enemies are...inspection of the log structure.
You will then move on to "how to"...cleaning, preserving, staining, and sealing your log home...
You will not find any product recommendations in this book. What works well in Vermont does not necessarily work will in New Mexico. If you are like me, you don't like listening to claims of "our products are the best".
You will read about common log problems, their causes, and how to fix them.