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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.

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The Logs Are Going Up!
The logs have arrived, and as the Murphys watch their home take shape, they are introduced to a very special member of the construction team: their “Log Dog.”
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Designing a Log Home - Expert Advice
For 16 years, Roberta Richey has guided builders and buyers through the unique aspects of designing and constructing with logs....
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The Suite Life: Log Home Master Bedrooms
A good night’s sleep is guaranteed in these tranquil log home master bedrooms.
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Dream It, Do It: Make Your Log Home Dream Come True
Meet Gerald and Linda Taylor who made their log home dream come true...
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How to Build Your Log Home on a Difficult Site
In this download we share some specific cases of tricky sites and how to make them work.
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Regional Log Home Styles
Download this article to learn about seven different home styles from Early American to Ranch.
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Bonfire Basics for Log Homes
Outdoor fires are a great way to spend chilly winter evenings — but make sure you learn the basics before you burn.
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Money Saving Design Tips: A Builder’s Point of View
Your builder is a wealth of information. Tapping into his or her experience early on could save you thousands on design, materi...
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Breaking New Ground
The Murphys prep their New Jersey site as the logs are fabricated a thousand miles away in Montana. Click here to follow their ...
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Compromise in Log Home Design Ideas
Bickering over differing design ideas? Conversation and compromise go a long way toward creating a log home floor plan you’ll b...
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A Brand New Start for a Medically Retired Veteran
When his parachute failed, Army Sgt. Hutcheson fell more than 70 feet, ending his military career. Now he’s fallen in love with...
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9 Tips for Building a Log Home in Snow Country
When the weather outside is frightful, the most important thing is to have a strong structure around you, especially if you’re ...
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How to Get the Perfect Log Home Design For You
Our six keys to getting the perfect log home design.
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Make Sure Your Log Home is Built to Last
Thanks to building systems, modern log homes can stand up to even the toughest assailants nature can throw at them.
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Choosing Wood Species For Your Log Home
The ins and outs of wood species, their characteristics and how they react to becoming part of your log home.
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Choosing a Log Home Builder
Picking the right person to build your home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Our 1-2-3 strategy will get you...
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5 Tips for Choosing a Log Home Site
What should you look for when you’re shopping for land for your log home site? These five tips will help you narrow the field.
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Log Home Package/Kit Options
A la carte or all-inclusive — buying a log home starts with the parts of the log home package/kit.
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Benefits of a Log Home Dealer
A builder/dealer may be your main link to your log home producer.