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How to Make Furniture Fit in Your Dream Home
How to Make Furniture Fit in Your Dream Home
Make sure everything fits in your log home with these tips on floor plan design.
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How to Read a Blueprint
Learn how to read a blueprint so you can design your dream log home perfectly.
Design Your Dream Home with Log Home Living
Design Your Dream Home with Log Home Living
This course will help you take your magazine clippings, your thoughts and dreams and teach you how to put it on paper so your c...
Is a One-Level Log Home Cheaper Than 2 Stories?
Is a One-Level Log Home Cheaper Than 2 Stories?
Find out if building your log home all on one level is cheaper than stacking stories.
Log Home Decor: 3 Mounted Moose Head Companies
Log Home Decor: 3 Mounted Moose Head Companies
Looking to add to your log home decor with a moose head? These 3 companies will provide the real deal or provide an alternative.
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Why Ranch Homes Are Ideal for All Stages of Life
Whatever stage of life you're in, a ranch home will suit your needs with a young family and as you age.
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3 Ways to Light a Log Home
We share three bright ideas to properly illuminate your log home.
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6 Animal-Inspired Products for your Log Home
Log home owners are naturally drawn to the great outdoors, so take a walk on the wild side with this collection of unique anima...
How to Build a Log Home for Old-Age
How to Build a Log Home for Old-Age
With a little constructive forethought and a few aging-in-place strategies your log home can grow stylishly older right along w...
Justin Gordon hand carves his signature intricate detail on a drop-point finial out of Port Orford Cedar, a wood he imports to his Massachusetts workshop from Oregon.
Artist Profile: The Woodcarver Who Found Tranquility
This self-taught woodcarver used to design warheads for a living. Now his attention has turned to more tranquil and inspiring p...
Build Your Dream Home with Log & Timber Online University
Build Your Dream Home with Log & Timber Online University
Learn everything you need to know about building your dream log and timber home.
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4 Tips to Building a Perfect Ranch Home
Use these innovative examples and design tips to arrange the right ranch for your daily routine.
The Impressive Maine Log Home From Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
The Impressive Maine Log Home From Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Not only was this impressive Maine log home our favorite feature of 2006, it was featured on the top-rated show Extreme Makeove...
The "Luxe Log Home" That Breaks the Mold
The "Luxe Log Home" That Breaks the Mold
"Luxe Log Homes," a new design line by modular log home manufacturer Blue Ridge Log Cabins, boasts a distinctively modern West ...
Why Pennsylvania Farmland Is the Best Place to Build a Log Cabin
Why Pennsylvania Farmland Is the Best Place to Build a Log Cabin
With 170 acres of rolling western Pennsylvania farmland on which to build their log home, the Saymanskys can't lose.
Why You Should Switch to LED Lighting
Why You Should Switch to LED Lighting
According to electronics manufacturer GE, there are a number of reasons to ditch incandescent, halogen and even CFLs in favor o...
The Pros and Cons of Living in a Ranch Home
The Pros and Cons of Living in a Ranch Home
We break down the pros and cons of building and living in a ranch home for you
5 Tips to Hardscaping Your Property
5 Tips to Hardscaping Your Property
Working with your property's natural features can make hardscape strategies more appealing and affordable.
The Benefits of Building a Ranch-Style Log Home
The Benefits of Building a Ranch-Style Log Home
Ranch-style log homes eliminate the ups and downs of everyday life.
This Southwest-Facing Log Home Pours in Natural Light
This Southwest-Facing Log Home Pours in Natural Light
The Lewises’ southwest-facing site means plenty of sunlight pours into their log home.