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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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Big Log, Little Logs
When it comes to logs, size matters.
Behind the Walls of a Log Home
Take a look behind the scenes at log home systems.
Your Kids Will Love This DIY Log Home Dollhouse
This child-safe DIY dollhouse will entertain your little log home lover for hours. Download your free schematic today!
Log Home Living Holiday Gift Guide
This season, let us help you give the log home fans in your life a season to remember with these unique holiday finds.
The Home-Security System You Need ASAP
With the NuTone Knock Video Doorbell, you will never wonder who's knocking at the door. Keep your family safe and secure with this motion-sensing camera.
What Happens When You Hire a Bad Subcontractor
Finding the right subcontractor is an important step in the construction process, but sometimes we hire the wrong person. Learn how to stand your ground with bad subcontractor.
How to Up Your Log Home Curb Appeal
Follow these tips on how to improve your log home curb appeal. This season, give your outdoor spaces a more inviting and exciting look.
4 Colorado Log Home Hotels
You won't want to miss these historic Colorado log home hotels. Here are our favorites.
How Donna Peak Spends Her Thanksgiving
Log Home Living editor-in-chief Donna Peak reminisces about her Thanksgiving traditions with friends and family and wishes you all a happy holiday season.
7 Surprising Ways to Save on Your Electricity Bill
7 Surprising Ways to Save on Your Electricity Bill
We all know you should always turn the lights off when you leave a room … or should you? Read on for unexpected tricks to cut d...
Log Home Road Trip to Wisconsin: Stay and Play
Log Home Road Trip to Wisconsin: Stay and Play
While you're on your road trip, don't stay in any hotel. Make your stay memorable!
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.
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
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 ...
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!
Hearth to Hearth
Hot tips for designing a fabulous (and efficient) fireplace.