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I have a doug fir log home in the pacific northwest. Some of the exterior logs are discolored dark brown, a contrast to other good condition logs that have a light brown to orang-ish brown doug fir color. How do I bring the darkened logs back, closer to original color. Also, on some of the logs [both the colored & discolored logs]have little holes with a small pile of saw dust from a bug of some sort that dug into it. I don't think it is termites.. What wood preservative can I put on that w

Answer:

Doug Fir will always turn dark. All wood does, Doug Fir just does it more and quickly. It sounds like you have Powder Post Beetle and it should be stripped to bare wood and have a good Borate solution applied.

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Posted By Lonny Maurer
6/11/2014
Building a hand scribed log home using Doug fir full logs in northwestern Montana. What stain and sealer do you recommend? Further, what is the best chinking product to use in combination with the recommended stain and sealer?