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.

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.
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.
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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....
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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.
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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...
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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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Log Home Kitchen Creativity
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 ...
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Creating a Getaway to Share
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Laying the Groundwork for Success
Every strong and beautiful log home starts with a solid foundation.
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.
9 Tips for Building a Log Home in Snow Country
When the weather outside is frightful, the most important thing is to have a strong structure around you, especially if you’re ...