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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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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.
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Planning Your Log Home Driveway
Your driveway is literally your road to log home dream fulfillment. Ensure you’re on solid ground during construction and beyond.
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Upsizing in Place: Adding On to Your Log Home
Adding on to your log home involves careful planning and budgeting. Here are some important things to consider.
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Good Advice to Build a Better Log Home
Think ahead before breaking ground and you can avoid costly mistakes. Here are 4 tips to help you build a better log home, plus...
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7 Essential Questions to Answer Before You Break Ground
Before you break ground for your log home, answer these questions to ensure you’re ready to build.
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7 Tips for Planning, Building and Finishing Your Basement | Savvy Builder
Seven ways to create a functional and affordable basement for your log home.
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How To: Plan An Affordable Log Home | 5 Tips
Building a log home that is easy on your wallet starts well before you break ground. Save loads of money in the design phase by...
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How To Build a Log Home
So you've decided to take the leap and build your dream log home—congrats! Answer these 15 questions to make sure you're prepar...