The construction process is where you’ll start to see your log home dreams start to become a reality, all with the help of your hand-picked team. With that said, remember that you’re in control from the start. If you’re just as conscientious about choosing a builder as you were about drafting a floor plan, everything will come together to give you the home you’ve always wanted. Here, we share information on what to expect from your log home build and tips for making the process go as smoothly as possible.

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Log Home Sacrifices
The Sacrifices of Building a Log Home
The log home journey isn’t a sprint; it’s a marathon. And as Sean Murphy and his family discovered in the sacrifices of building a log home, perseverance and patience go a long way to crossing the finish line.
Maintaining the Dream
No matter the season, log home maintenance will go a long way and keep your home looking like new for a lifetime.
Builder or General Contractor? It's Your Choice
Great advice for picking the right people to build your dream home.
This Southwest-Facing Log Home Pours in Natural Light
This Southwest-Facing Log Home Pours in Natural Light
The Lewises’ southwest-facing site means plenty of sunlight pours into their log home.
Why a Log Home was Just Right
Why a Log Home was Just Right
The log home journey begins for Gary and Becky Saymansky! Come along with us as they plan, build and achieve their dream log ho...
Coventry Log Homes Celebrates 25 Years
Coventry Log Homes Celebrates 25 Years
It’s a Silver Anniversary for Coventry Log Homes!
Canada's True North Log Home Named Manufacturer of the Year
Canada’s True North Log Homes Named Manufacturer of the Year
True North Log Homes was an obvious choice in a crowded field of contenders for the Building Systems Councils’ first ever award.
The 2017 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Home Design Winners
The 2017 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Home Design Winners
May we present the Winning log and timber entries, as well as the Homes of Distinction (the runners up) of the 2017 Jerry Roule...
heart wood
Heart Wood vs Sap Wood: What Does It Mean?
What does heart wood and sap wood mean for your house?
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.
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....
5 Structural Design Details to Incorporate
If a log shell is like a finely tailored suit or a custom-designed dress, then a home's architectural details are the jewelry t...
Log Home on Mountain
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.
Katahdin Cedar Log Homes Zerbe
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...
Katahdin Cedar Log Homes Modified Lakeview
6 Quick Steps to Becoming More Green + Eco-Friendly
Many people are finding the prospect of a renewable resource—logs—for the main building material attractive and then looking be...
Kitchen on a budget
The Log Home Journey: Decorate a Kitchen on a Budget
The kitchen truly is the heart of the home, and as the Murphys’ house inches closer to completion, they don’t miss a beat when ...
Home Inspection Strategies
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.
Log Cabin Renovation
The Keys to a Log Home Renovation
Finding that “diamond in the rough” property is all the rage these days. But what does it take to go through a log home renovat...
Murphy Family Log Home
The Log Home Journey: How to Make Moving Day Easy
The Murphy family has reached their destination! After years of planning and months of construction, they've finally moved into...