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Cheap Way To Get Log Cabin "Look"
My neighbor, Brad Blonjeaux, came up with a creative way to give his 1941, 1 1/2 story, Cape Cod-style house the look of a log house.
  When I drove by it for the first time, I thought he had put log siding on the house. But a closer look showed something different. I called Brad for an explanation.
  He told me he had re-sided the house with "composition siding" bought at Home Depot because it looks like wood. To mimic the chinking, he painted a white strip onto each siding board.
  He saved time painting by pushing two of the 12-ft. by 12-in. boards together before applying a 1 1/2-in. white strip on each board (at the same time). Once the boards were painted, he installed them on the house.
  "I think it looks nice from the road," he told me. "I'm happy with it."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Brad Blonjeaux, R.R. 1, Busby, Alberta, Canada T0G 0H0 (ph 780 349-4665; Royalwestlock @west-teq.net).

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2007 - Volume #31, Issue #6