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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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Can You Build SIPs in Log Homes?
Can You Build SIPs in Log Homes?
How can SIPs (structural insulated panels) benefit log homes? We went straight to the source to find the answers.
How to Expand + Renovate a Log Home
How to Expand + Renovate a Log Home
Sometimes, you need a change of plans... floor plans that is. Find out all you need to know about expanding a renovating your l...
The Ultimate Log Home Wood Guide
The Ultimate Log Home Wood Guide
The ins and outs of wood species, their characteristics and what it takes to make them part of your log home.
7 Types of Popular Log Home Wood
7 Types of Popular Log Home Wood
Check out these 7 popular log home wood species to build the right home for you and your family.
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The Best Eco-Friendly Lights for Your Log Home
Lighting takes up a large part of your homes energy. Make it efficient to save money and the environment.
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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?
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Exotic Wood Options: Are They Worth It?
There’s been a lot of talk lately about exotic wood. It intrigues buyers and creative home builders, and that curiosity leads t...
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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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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...
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What's the Difference? How Handcrafted and Milled Logs Compare
Learn the differences between handcrafted and milled logs.