Maintenance free wood building concept – possible or not?

I love the look of the dovetail wood building, but I do not like the maintenance of it!

We hear this quite often and we do not like to have a wood building with a lot of maintenance either.

trappeur-circle-02First of all, the Bondu Log Home system does not have the shrinkage like a traditional log building due the fact that our logs are air dried for at least 2-3 years and they are all precisely machine cut to create a perfect joint fit.
We do not require any springs or rods in our system to make them fit snug.  As a matter of fact, we do have an average shrinkage of about 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch shrinkage on a 9 foot wall, which is equivalent to a conventional stick framed building.

Second, a lot of home owners are now using Lifetime Wood treatment from Valhalla which is;

  • Non toxic wood stain
  • Easy to use
  • No maintenance
  • For all outdoor wood

lifetimeThe recipe for LifeTime® Wood Treatment non-toxic wood stain has been handed down for over 60 years through three generations of woodworking craftsmen.  This family-owned and operated business has made LifeTime® available commercially in Canada for 20 years, and has eventually become available across the world.  We are proud to have made it possible for homeowners, contractors, and manufacturers to share in the time-tested benefits of this truly unique product that is often imitated, but never equaled.

Virtually what it does is oxidizing the wood and therefore no more restraining is needed ever – a huge money & time saver right there!

More information about Valhalla Lifetime is available at

We have done now several projects and if you like a rustic look, this is the way to go.

Below see some samples and how we influenced the color with paint dye: