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Why Do Some Logs Have Cracks in Them?
Ever wonder why some logs have cracks in them while others don't? Find out how this happens and when you need to be concerned.
Framing Squares + Your Log Home: Why This Simple Tool Is a Construction Site Game-Changer
Framing Squares + Your Log Home: Why This Simple Tool Is a Construction Site Game-Changer
Framing squares are quick and easy ways to measure on the construction site. Learn more about this simple but powerful tool.
Interior Lighting: The Importance of Light Temperature in a Log Home
Interior Lighting: The Importance of Light Temperature in a Log Home
Light temperature in your log home is an important factor to consider during the construction process because of the color of t...
Why You Need a Detail Book During Log Home Construction
The Importance of Taking Photos Of Your Log Home
The Importance of Taking Photos Of Your Log Home
Alex Charvat shares about the importance of taking photos of your log home construction site. This will help you later during t...
Log and Timber University: Building Your Dream Home
Log and Timber University: Building Your Dream Home
Learn about the log home construction process and avoid the common pitfalls that occur during this phase.
Is a One-Level Log Home Cheaper Than 2 Stories?
Is a One-Level Log Home Cheaper Than 2 Stories?
Find out if building your log home all on one level is cheaper than stacking stories.
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Heart Wood vs Sap Wood: What Does It Mean?
What does heart wood and sap wood mean for your house?
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What Does Early Wood and Late Wood Mean?
Learn about early wood and late wood so you pick the best type of log for your dream home.
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The Importance of Log Strength for Your Home
Learn about the importance of a strong log so you pick the best wood for your home.
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What's the Difference Between a Builder and a General Contractor?
Relationships, accountability and service lie at the heart of who you should hire to oversee the construction of your log home....
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Why Cheap Land Doesn't Mean An Inexpensive Build
There are reasons why the land might be cheap. Build your dream log home smart with these tips.
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The 10 Best Essential Energy-Efficient Construction Tips
Want long-term satisfaction with your log home? It starts with energy-efficient construction. Here are our 10 essentials to lov...
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7 Home Inspection Strategies to Consider Before Purchasing a Log Home
Here are a few top inspection tips when considering purchasing an existing log home or cabin.
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Building a Hybrid Home? Our 5 Design Tips to Get You Started
One of the best things about log construction is how great it looks with other materials. From wood to stone, these 5 hybrid ho...
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Guide to Building Your Log Home
The construction of a log home can be quite a different task than conventional construct. This article lays out a simple "How-T...
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How to Build Your Log Home on a Difficult Site
In this download we share some specific cases of tricky sites and how to make them work.
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Money Saving Design Tips: A Builder’s Point of View
Your builder is a wealth of information. Tapping into his or her experience early on could save you thousands on design, materi...
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Help Your Log Home Builder Help You
If there’s one thing my 30 years as a log home builder has taught me it’s that the average log home buyer doesn’t always unders...
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5 Tips For a Long Distance Log Home Build
You are here. Your dream is there. Here’s how to make a long distance log home build a success.