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Have questions about what goes into log home construction? Need info on wood species, log profiles and corner styles? Looking for floor plan design tips and inspiration? The answers are at your fingertips.

Floor Plan tips
20 Tips for the Perfect Floor Plan
The vision of your log home finally takes shape in the design phase.
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 buildin...
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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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QUIZ: What's Your Dream Custom Home?
Figure out what kind of custom home you should build.
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Designing an Open, Spacious Floor Plan
This couple shared a childhood dream of living in a log home. When it came time to design their floor plan, they focused on one...
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Making a Luxury Log Home on a Budget
If the phrase “champagne taste on a beer budget” means something to you, take heart. We’ve got a few tricks that will quench yo...
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Cozy Log Cabin Living Room
5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to a Log Cabin
The Cabin Diary blogger, Megan Schetzsle, breaks down what it's really like to downsize into a log cabin.
Remote, Mountain Building Site
What You Need to Know About Remote Building Sites
Choosing a remote building site has its host of rewards, but it also poses some challenges. If getting away from it all is what...
Building on a Sloped Site
Sloped Sites Vs. Flat Lots: Which Is Right For You?
Are you looking for a Rocky Mountain high or a little house on the prairie? Steep pitches and flatlands are the two ends of the...
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 exter...
Builder Blueprint Plans for Home Building
Designing the Ultimate Energy-Efficient Floor Plan
See how these homeowners customized a floor plan to make their log home LEED to a T.
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Where Does the Money Go?
Golden Eagle Log & Timber Homes give you a general idea of just where your money is going when building your dream home.
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A Step-By-Step Guide for Springtime Log Home Construction
What to expect when it’s finally time to break ground on your log home. Plus, a few smart ideas to make—and keep—your new home ...
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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.
Wiring and Ductwork
Log Home Journey: Getting a Log Home Wired for Electricity
With the shell enclosed and the home weather tight, the next step in the construction of Gary and Becky’s log home is to power ...
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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...
Enertia Home Self-Heating House
The Building Method That Results in Self-Heating Homes
Enertia’s Building System uses solid wood walls to replace siding, framing, insulation and paneling. The air flow creates a min...
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...