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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.
7 Log Home Kitchens Perfect for Thanksgiving
7 Log Home Kitchens Perfect for Thanksgiving
These 7 log home kitchens will inspire you to make a beautiful Thanksgiving feast for friends and family this year and keep the...
Woodsmith DIY: Make a Double Porch Rocker
Woodsmith DIY: Make a Double Porch Rocker
With its solid construction and elegant design, this rocker is sure to be the most relaxing project you have ever built.
Log Home In the Rocky Mountains
Tour This One-Of-A-Kind Log Home In the Rocky Mountains
The Koblenz family wanted a one-of-a-kind log home that harmonized with their Rocky Mountain locale. Summit Log & Timber Home...
6 Stylish Lights For the Log Home
6 Stylish Lights For the Log Home
When it comes to illuminating your log home's spaces, let us shine a little light on the subject. these 6 stylish lights for th...
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Backyard Greenhouses: Get Fresh Vegetables Year-Round
Backyard greenhouses can boost your gardening efforts all year-round
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QUIZ: Where Should You Build Your Log Home?
Figure out what region to build your dream 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?
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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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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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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...
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6 Quick Steps to Becoming More Green + Eco-Friendly
Many people are finding the prospect of a renewable resource—logs—for the main building material attractive and then looking be...
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Take a Look Inside This Fairy Tale Log Home Cottage
Like a cottage from a fairy tale, this enchanted log cabin is nestled deep within the forest, allowing its owners to find their...
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The Log Home Journey: Decorate a Kitchen on a Budget
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 ...