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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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Difficult Log Home Sites: Building on Tricky Sites
It's not always easy to construct a home on a mountaintop, waterfront or other scenic location. But if you plan carefully and take a few precautions, you can make your tricky site a dream spot reality.
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20 Essentials of Great Log Home Design
Everything you need to know to create a warm, comfortable, attractive log home.
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How To Build a Log Home
So you've decided to take the leap and build your dream log home—congrats! Answer these 15 questions to make sure you're prepar...
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How To Estimate Log Home Construction Costs
How to estimate costs on your log home construction project.
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Fireplace Ideas For Your Log Home
The right fireplace facing can be the perfect complement to your home's design and decor.
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How To Read Log Home Floor Plans and Blueprints
What do you make of the drawings, elevations and blueprints that will eventually become your dream log home? Here's how to unde...
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The Basics of Log Home Design
Building a home is an excellent opportunity to make certain your log home design suits your family's needs. Here's how to start.
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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.