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Deter Your Log Home's Natural Enemies
Sun, wind, water and creatures will all make their attempts to borrow some beauty from your log home, but you have the ability to deter them.
Fireplace options
Choices abound when it comes time to plan that massive great room centerpiece.
Energy-efficient construction
Here are the best and least-expensive ways to build a home that will conserve energy (and your money).
Soak in Style: Bamboo Soaking Tub
Check out this awesome bamboo soaking tub that will soothe and wash away all your worries.
Step-by-Step: How To Make a Decorative River Rock Stepping Stone | Do-It-Yourself Homemade Decor
Here's a step-by-step guide to making your own stepping stone, part of the Do-It-Yourself Decor Ideas.
Log Home Lighting Ideas | Room-by-Room Lighting Guide for Log Homes
To light different rooms in your home effectively, try these approaches for well-lit log homes.
Practical Guide to Glass Windows | Energy-Efficient Glass Coatings Explained
Learn about glass with energy-efficient coatings that can both insulate the room and block out the sun.
Multicolored Rug | Clare's Wares | Colorful Decor for Log Cabins
Looking for that one impossibly colorful item to add to your home? Discover IKEA’s Blänka rug designed to resemble the shifting colors of a kaleidoscope.
Found in Translation: Planning a Rustic Cottage
The rustic vision of a beloved Denmark cottage influences the creation of this amazing Colorado retreat
Natural Cork Tile | Cabin Decor Ideas | Decorative Tiles
As part of our series on decorative tiles, learn more about natural cork tiles. These tiles are from Mod Walls and are made from recycled cork stoppers.
Mosaic Glass Tile | Cabin Decor Ideas | Decorative Tiles
Learn more about Vidrepur’s variegated Nieblas glass tile, from our Decorative tile series.
Textured Metal Tile | Cabin Decor Ideas | Decorative Tiles
Learn more about Crosstile's warm sleek metal tiles, from our Decorative Tiles series.
Decorative Tile for Log Homes | Clare's Wares | Cabin Decor Ideas
Get some good ideas for your cabin decor with these three different tile styles.
Bargain Shopping Web Resources | Planning Help Online | Log Home Living
These sites make it easier than ever to scope out the best prices on furniture and accessories for your home.
Artwork of Blacksmith Michael Leggett | Log Home Living
From a wagon wheel to wrought iron design, discover the work of artist and blacksmith Michael Legget.
Artist Profile | Blacksmith Michael Leggett | Log Home Living
Learn about Micheal Leggett: a blacksmith prodigy who is self-taught in most areas of the craft.
Step 3 | Gluing the Botanicals | How-To: Make a Woodland Candle Holder
This is the third step in our guide to make your own woodland candle holder. Here we'll show you how to glue your leaves to get the design you want.
Step 2 | Designing Your Candle Holder | How-To: Make a Woodland Candle Holder
Here is step two from our guide to making your own woodland candle holder, where we help you design your candle holder.