Plan, Design & Build

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.

"Wave Clouds" Bring the Beach to Breckenridge
An atmospheric phenomenon creates a magical moment in Colorado.
Learning Logs
Whether you plan to build your own home or just want to understand the building process as it unfolds, there's a learning oppor...
6 Spectacular Spots for Fall Foliage
Fall foliage season is upon us, with many areas reaching their peak tree peeping days in the coming days. Fortunately, you don'...
The Pros and Cons of Building on a Slope
Learn the advantages of building a log home on a slope, while also understanding the potential challenges a hilly property may ...
Log Home Universal Design
Learn the major factors of designing a functional and stylish log home that's accessible to people at any age.
How to Make Your Log Home Dream a Reality
Learn about the methods to overcome the two biggest obstacles to log home living: the log home buying process itself and your l...
10 Log Home Floor Plan Fundamentals
Good log home floor plan design and modest amenities can lower the cost of a log home.
7 Timber & Log Home Bedrooms of Your Dreams
From Wisconsin to Washington to North Carolina, these timber & log home bedrooms span the country and vary in both size and style.
5 Delightful Log Home Dining Rooms
Meals just seem to taste better when they are served in a beautiful setting--like the dining room of your log home. From cozy t...
7 Hot Looks for Your Outdoor Fireplace
For instant ideas and inspiration for your outdoor fireplace, check out seven of our favorites. Plus, click on each photo to ta...
The Best Towns to Build Log & Timber Homes
There are log and timber homes all across this country, but there are some towns where they seem to just fit in perfectly.
5 Log Home Porches with Views You Won't Believe
One of life's greatest pleasures is relaxing outside on a log home porch in the warm morning light or a cool summer evening, en...
6 Inspirational Log Home Kitchens
Who's hungry? Here's a taste of some beautiful log home kitchens — click the images below for a tour of the rest of each house!
How to Protect Your Log Walls
Your goal is to protect your log walls from moisture infiltration, air infiltration and heat loss. Here are the key things to l...
Easy Ways To Prepare Your Log Home For The Winter
Three easy steps to prepare your log home against harsh winter weather.
Log Home Lighting Tips
Expert tips for mastering log home lighting.
7 More-Than-Great Log Home Great Rooms
Many log home owners may consider the great room to be the heart of their homes. Take a look at these seven outstanding great r...
Life in a Log Home Sunroom
Perfect for a quick early breakfast, or lingering over the newspaper in the late afternoon, a log home sunroom is an undeniably...
The Challenges of an Open Floor Plan
From old houses to new log homes, the open-concept floor plan is all the rage these days. But an open design can also open you ...
Don't Fear Wood Shrinkage in Log Homes
Learn more about wood shrinkage and how to handle the resulting settlement instead of trying to avoid it altogether.