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.

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.
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
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.
Step 1 | Gathering Your Supplies | How-To: Make a Woodland Candle Holder
Here is the first step in our guide on how to make a woodland candle holder. You'll learn what supplies you need in order to begin building the holder.
Step-by-Step: How to Make a Woodland Candle Holder | Do-It-Yourself Decor
As part of our DIY decor ideas, here is a step-by-step guide on how you can make your own woodland candle holder.
Real Estate Checklist | 7 Questions to Ask Your Real Estate Agent
You may know you want land, but you may not know what to ask when looking for it. That said, here are 7 questions to ask your real estate agent before taking the property plunge.
Images of Art | Reclaimed Timber Sculptures | Dan Schuster
View pictures of craft sculptor Dan Schuster's reclaimed timber sculptures here.
Artist Profile | Dan Schuster | Reclaimed Wood Sculptor & Artist
Discover native Iowa craft sculptor Dan Schuster who puts a new spin on folk art.
Hanging Tin Lights | Clare's Wares | Decor Made From Tin
Discover what a hanging tin light can do for the atmosphere of your interior with some information from the "Decor Made From Tin" series.