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.

Protecting Trees During Log Home Construction
Saving trees during construction of your log home can add to its aesthetic, monetary and environmental value.
Landscaping & Wildfire Protection
Knowledge and planning are the keys to saving your log home.
Create Your Own Vertical Garden for Your Log Cabin
Step-by-step instructions on how to create your own personalized vertical garden for your log cabin.
On Happy Trails: A Hybrid Vacation Cabin in North Carolina
A horse-loving homeowner builds a hybrid vacation cabin in the North Carolina mountains.
The 4 Rules of Eco Friendly Decor
Choosing decor that's as gorgeous as it is good for the planet has never been easier.
10 Tips to Make a Small Cabin Feel Large
Taking advantage the space you have is a great way to enhance the functionality of every inch of your home.
10 Ways to Make a Small Space Feel Large
Taking advantage the space you have is a great way to enhance the functionality of every inch of your home.
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Space Planning: 5 Rooms for a Small Floor Plan
Want to squeeze more space out of your small floor plan without adding a single square foot? We'll show you how — no sleight of...
Functional Furnishings: Storage
One of the newest trends in storage is actually a throwback to previous storage solutions: furniture that doubles as an organizer.
Wood-Encased Winery
Learn more about wine storage and cellar. Get some inspiration to create your own log home wine cellars.
Treasure of the Sierra Nevada: Log Cabin in the California Mountains
Margaret and James always dreamed of a cabin in the woods, but for 30 years they were too busy working, raising a family and re...
Creating an Efficient Log Home Fireplace
By following these guidelines, you can create a fabulous and efficient fireplace that gives you much enjoyment and warmth for y...
Feed the Fire: Low-Emission Fuel Sources
Keep the home fires burning with these pollution-free alternatives to firewood.
Lighting With Lanterns
Lanterns offer a variety of styles for lighting and decorating your log home.
Guide to Window Treatments for Log Homes
Everything you need to know about trouble-free treatments to enhance (and protect) your log home's interior.
Design Your Mudroom Right
Keep your log home mess-free with a well-designed mudroom.
Stairway to Heaven: Your guide to designing the perfect staircase
7 simple steps for taking your log home's stairways to the next level.
Monthly Log Home Decor Shopping Guide
Looking for bargains all year long? Here are the best times to shop for goods and log home decor.
How to Customize a Small Log Cabin
There are ways to accommodate a small log cabin without compromising design integrity.