Log Home Restoration Nightmares

Dawn Smith

The fingers of a person with purple nail polish point at a degraded wooden log with obvious wear and damage.

This image shows the result of choosing the cheaper guy’s work with a close-up view of a deteriorating wooden log with visible damage and wear. Even though it doesn’t look it, this is after someone’s poor attempt to restore a log home. The dark brown wood shows signs of significant wear, damage, and possible rot. Green moss or algae are growing on parts of the wood indicating moisture damage. A person’s fingers with purple nail polish point towards the damaged area, highlighting it. The texture of the wood is rough and uneven due to improper stain removal techniques and stained over rough uneven log surface. More damaged wood is visible in the background through an opening between logs. This image perfectly encapsulates the unexpected challenges and horrors of log home restoration.