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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.
DIY A Classic Flag Case
DIY A Classic Flag Case
There’s no better time than Independence Day to commemorate a loved one’s service to the United States of America. Build this c...
Framing Squares + Your Log Home: Why This Simple Tool Is a Construction Site Game-Changer
Framing Squares + Your Log Home: Why This Simple Tool Is a Construction Site Game-Changer
Framing squares are quick and easy ways to measure on the construction site. Learn more about this simple but powerful tool.
Interior Lighting: The Importance of Light Temperature in a Log Home
Interior Lighting: The Importance of Light Temperature in a Log Home
Light temperature in your log home is an important factor to consider during the construction process because of the color of t...
Why You Need a Detail Book During Log Home Construction
The Importance of Taking Photos Of Your Log Home
The Importance of Taking Photos Of Your Log Home
Alex Charvat shares about the importance of taking photos of your log home construction site. This will help you later during t...
Log and Timber University: Building Your Dream Home
Log and Timber University: Building Your Dream Home
Learn about the log home construction process and avoid the common pitfalls that occur during this phase.
Learn About the Log Home Construction Process
Learn About the Log Home Construction Process
With plans in place, it’s finally time for Gary and Becky to break ground and order their log package.
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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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These Five Log and Timber Frame Bedrooms Will Guarantee a Restful Sleep
Which log and timber home slumber spots are the "suite-est" of them all? The ones our readers chose, of course. In the comfort ...
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The Best Log and Timber Outdoor Spaces
Outdoor living is an integral part of the log and timber lifestyle. From simple, scenic porches to elaborate landscapes, our to...
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5 Opulent Log and Timber Frame Bathrooms
Our readers' five favorite log and timber bathrooms are overflowing with opulent amenities and practical design ideas. Let the ...
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Charming + Chic Log and Timber Frame Kitchens
Without a doubt, the kitchen is the hub of any home. From timeless antique to farmhouse chic, feast your eyes on our readers' f...
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5 Jaw-Dropping Log and Timber Great Rooms
What makes a log or timber great room truly live up to its name? Kick-up-your-feet style, a jaw-dropping view and the warmth of...
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A Pennsylvania Log Home with Old-Fashioned Charm
This Pennsylvania log home combines the best of present-day amenities with old-fashioned craftsmanship and charm.
What Makes the Perfect Log Cabin Kit?
What Makes the Perfect Log Cabin Kit?
Learn about the different types of log home kits, how to choose a manufacturer and what is the cost of building a log cabin.
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10 Kitchen Cabinet Styles for Your Log Home
Understand cabinet styles to make the best decision for your log home kitchen.