This home at been previously treated with a tung-oil based product some years prior. The wood itself was in great condition, but mildew and tannin leaching had turned the surface dark and blotchy. The homeowners were seeking to restore the home back to its original, natural wood look.
This beautiful full log home sits on top of a ridge overlooking the front-range in Boulder, Co. This log home was nicely constructed and relatively new. The original film-forming stain product had started to fail. The resulting water infiltration was leading to mildew growth on some surfaces. The cedar shake roof had never been treated, but was constructed using better-grade shakes. The shakes were drying out rapidly and we were concerned about curling and checking.
The Carson Nature Center was originally located a few miles away from where it currently sits. The home was built by the Carson family in the 1950’s and donated to the City of Littleton in 1982. The city converted into a nature center where students and visitors can come to learn about ecosystems along the Platte River Basin. The second level is used as offices for the park service.