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Design Your Log Home

Here you'll find Log Home Living's best advice on designing your log home or log cabin--both inside and out. Get tips for every room in your house, including inspiration for your log home's furniture, windows, fireplaces, lighting fixtures, furniture, decks, flooring and more.

ISK Log Cabin Exterior
The Major Threats to a Log Home’s Wood
Log homes can take a beating over time. Here are five threats to any log cabin, and how WOODguard® can help you keep your exterior wood looking its best.
Woodsmith Craft Box
Build This Clever Storage Box
More storage is always handy, so here’s a stylish way to sort crafts, tackle and clutter.
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5 Dreamy Log Home Sleeping Porches
A throwback to yesteryear, sleeping porches are making a big comeback. Not only do they embody summertime relaxation, they also...
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Smart Technology to Make Your Log Home Safer and More Comfortable
Log homes may give you the warm, cozy feeling of days gone by, but they should live like they’re part of the 21st century. Make...
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Taking a Ranch from Basic to Beyond Belief
Learn about today's ranch-style homes and what makes them a smart choice, no matter your style or stage in life.
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Light Up Your Backyard With These DIY Outdoor Chandeliers
Follow our guide for this repurposed DIY masterpiece, and you'll have a charming outdoor light fixture that will give you a gre...
Big Chill Classic Fridge
The Appliance That's So Popular There's a Waitlist
Vintage styling goes high tech with Big Chill’s super-efficient refrigerator that has the classic icebox look of days of yore w...
Smart Home Systems Safety
Are Smart Home Systems Safe?
Voice-activated home systems are a tempting and fairly affordable luxury. But is smart-home tech a smart choice if you value pr...
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Three Great Rooms That Are Completely Awe-Inspiring
Embracing the “open-concept” ideal long before it was in vogue, the great room is the place where log home living is done. A wa...
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Reader Spotlight Little Estes
Reader Spotlight: A Cabin That Brings a "Little Estes" to Bonne Terre, Missouri
A Missouri couple builds their dream cabin to escape the "business of life."
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Small Log Cabins With Big Ideas
One look at these darling cabins is all you need to understand why people are obsessed with small log homes. They’re quaint, th...
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Woodsmith Adirondack Chair
Build It Yourself: Adirondack Chair and Ottoman
Craft your own front porch furniture with this quick plan.
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Big Log, Little Logs
When it comes to logs, size matters.
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Taking a Green Approach to Your Log Home Design
A how-to guide on how you can lower your expenditures, reduce your impact on the environment and more.
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Log Home Living Holiday Gift Guide
This season, let us help you give the log home fans in your life a season to remember with these unique holiday finds.
How to Build the Perfect Fire This Winter
Safe Practices for Your Log Home Fireplace
Stay warm and cozy this season by building the perfect fire for your log home fireplace.
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The Home-Security System You Need ASAP
With the NuTone Knock Video Doorbell, you will never wonder who's knocking at the door. Keep your family safe and secure with t...
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How to Up Your Log Home Curb Appeal
Follow these tips on how to improve your log home curb appeal. This season, give your outdoor spaces a more inviting and exciti...