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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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9 Log Profile Options
9 Log Profile Options
The size and shape of the logs play a big part in your home's look and function. Here's how to navigate your log profile options.
How are Log Homes Sold?
How are Log Homes Sold?
You can find the log home provider that's right for you by understanding how each log home company has its own way of doing bus...
The Ultimate Log Home Wood Guide
The Ultimate Log Home Wood Guide
The ins and outs of wood species, their characteristics and what it takes to make them part of your log home.
7 Types of Popular Log Home Wood
7 Types of Popular Log Home Wood
Check out these 7 popular log home wood species to build the right home for you and your family.
Understanding Construction Loans
Understanding Construction Loans
If you are like most people, you need to borrow money to build your dream home. Follow this basic guide to understanding constr...
What is a Two-Time Close Loan?
What is a Two-Time Close Loan?
When planning for your dream log home, deciding between a one-time or two-time close can be confusing. Learn all you need to kn...
What Do You Need to Qualify?
What Do You Need to Qualify for a Home Loan?
Getting a loan on your dream home is an important step in creating your own log home. Find out what you need to do to qualify.
How to Pick the Perfect Piece of Land
How to Pick the Perfect Piece of Land
Looking for the perfect plot for your log home? These 5 tips will help make buying land easier than ever.
5 Reasons to Own a Log Home
5 Reasons to Own a Log Home
When it comes to warmth, character and charm, nothing beats a log home. And there is no time like now to have your own.
Your Pets Love the Log Home Lifestyle Too
Your Pets Love the Log Home Lifestyle Too
Clearly people aren’t the only ones who appreciate living in a log home! These four-legged friends look as comfortable as can be.
How Log Home Trends Have Evolved
How Log Home Trends Have Evolved
A look over the past 20 years to see how log home trends have evolved.
Floor Plan: The British Columbia Log Home with Tons of Outdoor Space
Floor Plan: The British Columbia Log Home with Tons of Outdoor Space
After spending vacations in the mountains of British Columbia, Brenda and Jim Johnson were ready to make the area their year-ro...
Foliage-Inspired Finds for Your Log Home
Foliage-Inspired Finds for Your Log Home
Autumn puts on quite a show! But why leave the splendor to the great outdoors when you can outfit your log home in the shades o...
Your Guide to Daylight Basements
Your Guide to Daylight Basements
Is a daylight basement right for your log home? We examine the key factors to consider.
No-Sweat Landscapes
No-Mainenance Landscaping Options for the Cabin
Focusing on no-maintenance landscaping options helps you enjoy your property more and make the most out of your log home’s curb...
The Logs Have Arrived!
Why Your Relationship with Your Builder is Crucial During the Construction Phase
It’s finally log delivery day for Becky and Gary, and through all their excitement, they realize the most important player in t...
Hypertufa How-To
Learn How to Make This Hypertufa Trough
Instead of blowing your budget and your back, make a hypertufa trough like this one.
HomeZada: The 21st Century To-Do List
The App That Will Keep You on Budget
The HomeZada app keeps you on budget during your log home renovation.
Recreating Fort King
How a Log Manufacturer Restored Fort King in Florida
A historic Florida fort gets a little re-fortification of its own, thanks to a New York log manufacturer.
Adding on to Your Log Home
Log Home Additions: How to Add On
Expanding your current home could be the answer, and though a log home is a little tricky when it comes to additions, it’s tota...