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Building Tips

Before breaking ground on your own log home project, check out our log home building tips, put together to offer expert advice on hiring professionals, choosing materials and navigating the construction process.

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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.
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Builder or General Contractor? It's Your Choice
Great advice for picking the right people to build your dream home.
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Your Guide to Log Home Foundations
Log homes have a choice of four different types of foundation. Which one should you choose?
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.
Learn About the Log Home Construction Process
Learn About the Log Home Construction Process
With plans in place, it’s finally time for Gary and Becky to break ground and order their log package.
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4 Tips to Building a Perfect Ranch Home
Use these innovative examples and design tips to arrange the right ranch for your daily routine.
The Benefits of Building a Ranch-Style Log Home
The Benefits of Building a Ranch-Style Log Home
Ranch-style log homes eliminate the ups and downs of everyday life.
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.
6 Keys to Get the Perfect Log Home Design for You
6 Keys to Get the Perfect Log Home Design for You
PLUS get access to nine floor plans from our partner, Katahdin Cedar Log Homes
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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...
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.