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Hello:

I am thinking about buying a log cabin here in Washington state, north of Seattle. It was built in 1935. The wood seems to be full of little holes, pretty much all over. Would it be worth trying to fix it up or is it more than likely structurally unsound at this point in its life. Can you recommend a good inspector/restorer out here?

Thanks!!

Answer:

It may be OK yet. Sounds like it has a bad infestation of Powder Post Beetle. It will need to be stripped if there is a finish of any kind left and then have a good borate treatment applied. I would recommend Shell Guard from Perma Chink. I do not know of anyone out your way to look at it.

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