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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.
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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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Choosing Logs
Deciding on a log package - One of the key moments in purchasing a log home. How do you know that you are making the right choice?
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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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6 Animal-Inspired Products for your Log Home
Log home owners are naturally drawn to the great outdoors, so take a walk on the wild side with this collection of unique anima...
How to Build a Log Home for Old-Age
How to Build a Log Home for Old-Age
With a little constructive forethought and a few aging-in-place strategies your log home can grow stylishly older right along w...
Justin Gordon hand carves his signature intricate detail on a drop-point finial out of Port Orford Cedar, a wood he imports to his Massachusetts workshop from Oregon.
Artist Profile: The Woodcarver Who Found Tranquility
This self-taught woodcarver used to design warheads for a living. Now his attention has turned to more tranquil and inspiring p...
Build Your Dream Home with Log & Timber Online University
Build Your Dream Home with Log & Timber Online University
Learn everything you need to know about building your dream log and timber home.
The Impressive Maine Log Home From Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
The Impressive Maine Log Home From Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Not only was this impressive Maine log home our favorite feature of 2006, it was featured on the top-rated show Extreme Makeove...
The "Luxe Log Home" That Breaks the Mold
The "Luxe Log Home" That Breaks the Mold
"Luxe Log Homes," a new design line by modular log home manufacturer Blue Ridge Log Cabins, boasts a distinctively modern West ...
Why Pennsylvania Farmland Is the Best Place to Build a Log Cabin
Why Pennsylvania Farmland Is the Best Place to Build a Log Cabin
With 170 acres of rolling western Pennsylvania farmland on which to build their log home, the Saymanskys can't lose.
Why You Should Switch to LED Lighting
Why You Should Switch to LED Lighting
According to electronics manufacturer GE, there are a number of reasons to ditch incandescent, halogen and even CFLs in favor o...
The Pros and Cons of Living in a Ranch Home
The Pros and Cons of Living in a Ranch Home
We break down the pros and cons of building and living in a ranch home for you
5 Tips to Hardscaping Your Property
5 Tips to Hardscaping Your Property
Working with your property's natural features can make hardscape strategies more appealing and affordable.
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.
11 Storage Tips for Small Log Homes
11 Storage Tips for Small Log Homes
Storage is at a premium in any home, no matter its size. But the smaller a house is, the more efficiently it has to perform. If...
7 Smart Storage Options for Your Log Home
7 Smart Storage Options for Your Small Log Home
Small log homes demand smart storage options. These clever options will help you stash your stuff in style.
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!