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.

A Happy Hearth: Fireplace Maintenance Tips
Expert advice on how to maintain the safety of your log home's fireplace or wood-burning stove.
Welcome Guests: Embellishments for Your Front Door
Don’t knock the importance of your doorways. These handsome embellishments will help set the tone for your log home.
Restoring the Dream
Are you stumped on where to begin the seemingly daunting task of restoring your dream home?
Flying Colors: How Stains Protect and Enhance Your New Log Home
Asking yourself how to protect your glorious chosen wood is one of the hardest decisions to make when building a log home. This free article will help you in making the right decision for your keeping exposed wood in tact.
Free Resources and Events
Whether you're seeking more information about the process of building your dream home or looking for DIY tips this collection is a great place to start.
Popular Log Home Wood Species
A sampling of popular log home wood species and their attributes.
Thru Bolt Basics for Log Homes
Log home manufacturers may use the term “thru bolt." For the log home manufacturers that do use them, you may wonder what it is & what it does.
Planning to Build A Log Home: The Final Details
You've chosen a floor plan, secured your land, and are ready to break ground--but are you truly ready to build? We've compiled a list of the necessary final details when planning to build a log home.
Building Green From The Ground Up
Living a "green" lifestyle from the beginning. Learn how to incorporate environment-friendly living methods into the details, construction and design of your new log home.
Understanding Log Home Kits
How to compare log home kits to get the most accurate price quote for your log home.
Protection for a Lifetime
Protect your log home forever from its outdoor enemies - moisture, sunlight and insects.
Fall Maintenance
Check for signs of damage to your wood home's exterior before the cold weather begins to set in.
Building a Log Home
The construction phase is where planning and design come together. Here's a step-by-step look at the process.
How Will Your Home Look and Live?
This free download introduces some ideas to guide you while designing your special home.
Let it Glow: Hanging Pendant Lighting
Check out pendant lighting for your timber home from the folks at Thomas Lighting.
12 Tips for No-Sweat Log Home Landscaping
Try these 12 ideas for a low-maintenance log home landscape with little effort.
Sleeping Beauty: Del Mar Outdoor Daybed
These days, all of the furniture that used to be restricted to your home’s interior spaces is making the move outdoors—and beds are no exception!
June Cover Log Home: A Quebec Cabin
We used the pool view of this log home on a cover of the June issue of Log Home Living.
Hearth to Hearth
Hot tips for designing a fabulous (and efficient) fireplace.